City of Ventura, CA

City Manager

Filing Deadline: May 12, 2023
Yasmin Beers

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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The beautiful, coastal community of Ventura is considered one of the most desirable places to live, offering miles of beaches and oceanfront recreation. Encompassing diverse art, architecture and cultural heritage, Ventura is known for its friendly people and phenomenal climate. Surfers’ Point and historic Downtown (with shopping, music, and nightlife) are just a few of Ventura’s gems. Outdoor activities abound with biking, hiking, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and more. More than a surf town, the City has an expansive, 800 acres of open, green space, a state-of-the-art aquatic center, and an impressive 32 parks.

Ventura is a Charter City operating with a Council/City Manager form of government. The City of Ventura is a full-service municipality with fire, police, and utilities, serving 109,000 residents. Nearly 700 full time employees, in 11 departments, focus on delivering key services to businesses, residents and visitors to ensure the City remains a fiscally stable, safe, and vibrant community. The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of City government and provides overall organizational leadership and efficient administration of city affairs. The City is seeking an experienced, team oriented, and innovative leader. The ideal candidate will be approachable and ready to roll up their sleeves to meet the challenges, changes, and opportunities that Ventura holds. The new City Manager will instill trust and inspire confidence with City Council, department directors, staff and within the community, and will keep City Council well informed, provide well supported recommendations, and will be respectful and responsive in implementing Council policies. The successful candidate will have a customer service mindset and will listen to the needs and concerns of the community.

The annual salary range for the City Manager is $236,417 - $316,800; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.