Marin County’s first incorporated city, San Rafael lies midway between San Francisco and California’s famous Sonoma and Napa wine countries. San Rafael is the economic and cultural heart of Marin County, and its outstanding quality of life is centered on its commercial districts, diverse neighborhoods, engaged community, active lifestyle, and natural environment. The City offers both a small-town feel and a lively urban atmosphere. Surrounded by open space and the bay, San Rafael is a vibrant city in an incomparably beautiful natural setting. San Rafael, the “City with a Mission!” San Rafael is a full-service charter city founded in 1874 with a mission to “enhance the quality of life and provide for a safe, healthy, prosperous and livable environment in partnership with the community.” The City of San Rafael has an outstanding team of public servants that pride themselves on delivering quality and customer focused services to the community. The City was just voted one of the top three 2022 Best Places to Work in local government by ELGL, a nationally recognized organization. The City was recognized for its cross-departmental work that is key to advancing community programs and projects.
The new Assistant City Manager will join a well-established and thriving local municipality. The staff and leadership team for the City of San Rafael is high-functioning, collaborative and forward-thinking. Managers and Directors remain committed to the ten (10) values of “Let’s Lead Together” and it is expected that the new Assistant City Manager will also embrace these values. Under general direction from the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager will act as the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, providing oversight to Human Resources, Information Technology, and Finance through the Management Services Department. A self-directed and enthusiastic individual who can hit the ground running will succeed in this position. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential to the candidate’s success and the new Assistant City Manager will be expected to establish good working relationships throughout the organization.
The City is seeking an Assistant City Manager who is able to gain complete confidence from the City Manager. Any combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for this position is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, finance, or public administration (Master’s degree is desirable), and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government.
The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program. Effective July 1, 2023, the salary range for this position is $202,188 – $245,760 annually. Placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.