The City of Downey is a dynamic and diverse community located in the heart of Los Angeles County. More than 113,000 residents are proud to reside in Downey due to its nationally recognized schools, numerous well-kept parks, and various amenities, including a regional mall, major shopping and business centers, the Downey Theatre, Downey Library and the Colombia Memorial Space Center. The City Manager coordinates and supervises the overall administrative activities and operations of the City, and advises and assists the City Council in exercising independent judgment and initiative. The City is seeking a collaborative, team oriented, and politically astute City Manager. The ideal candidate is innovative and forward thinking with the ability to encourage others to take initiative. The successful candidate will inspire and empower staff by modeling respect and integrity, and will foster a transparent work environment. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Finance, Engineering, or a related field, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative managerial or staff capacity in public or private employment.
The salary for the previous City Manager was $287,456. The salary for the new City Manager is negotiable and dependent on qualifications and experience. The City also offers a generous benefits package.