The City of Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to approximately 35,000 residents in its 19 square miles. Menlo Park is a General Law City operating under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is the City`s five-member governing body whose members are elected by-district to four-year overlapping terms in general municipal elections. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager serves in an executive management capacity to provide a variety of financial, management, and organizational analysis, administrative coordination work, program management, and supervision for the City Manager’s Office. The Assistant City Manager oversees, directs, and participates in various aspects of the City’s operations, including short- and long-term planning, policy development and administration, and enforcing applicable City codes and regulations. The incumbent regularly interacts with the City Manager, City Council, and departmental management in obtaining and coordinating projects and information.
The City of Menlo Park is seeking an inspiring leader and skilled public administrator to serve as the new Assistant City Manager. The ideal candidate will be a service-minded and progressive municipal government leader with strong people and problem-solving skills. The most competitive candidates understand the principles and practices of budget development, analysis, administration, human resources, technology, communications, sustainability, procurement, and contract administration. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible administration or management experience in a municipal or government administration, preferably at the executive level. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required; a Master’s degree in public or business administration is desirable. The Assistant City Manager’s annual salary range is $174,616 - $257,685; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience.