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. Outdoor activities abound with biking, hiking, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and more. The City of Ventura is a business-friendly community with a refreshing mix of sophisticated urban destinations and small-town escapes. The City is seeking a collaborative, approachable, and community-oriented candidate to serve as the next Assistant City Manager. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of honesty, listening and communicating effectively, and building relationships. Ventura is looking for a leader with a strong work ethic who embraces advancements in technology. The most competitive candidates have experience cultivating a culture of exceptional customer service and a demonstrated ability to engage with the community. A high level of emotional intelligence along with the ability to establish positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, government agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public, is desired.
Qualified candidates possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field, with a background in management. A master’s degree in public or business administration is preferred. Experience as an Assistant City Manager or Department Director (in a community of comparable size and complexity), with many years of increasingly responsible management experience in a local public or private agency is essential.
The annual salary range for the Assistant City Manager is $188,825.73 - $253,028.67; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.