City of Desert Hot Springs, CA

City Manager

Filing Deadline: August 06, 2023
Valerie Phillips

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

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The City of Desert Hot Springs is known for its strong focus on public safety, award winning water, booming economy, and excellent school districts as well as outstanding recreational resources. Nestled between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, and south of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park, the City offers elevated views for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager and staff are responsible for the City’s management functions, including preparation of the budget, delivery of services, hiring of personnel, and implementing Capital Projects. The City is seeking a collaborative, approachable, and well-rounded individual to serve as the next City Manager. The ideal candidate is an innovative, forward facing servant leader with the keen ability to mentor staff and engage with the community. A candidate with a customer service focus and experience in economic development and tourism is desired. The new City Manager must be politically astute with excellent interpersonal skills, allowing them to lead, motivate, and encourage staff. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in political science, public administration, business administration or a related field, and two (2) years of experience as a City Manager or five (5) years of experience as an Assistant City Manager. A Master’s degree in public or business administration, or a related field, is desirable, as well as experience in the state of California.

The salary for the former City Manager was $230,000. Salary placement is dependent on qualifications and experience.