City of Orinda, CA

City Manager

Filing Deadline: April 14, 2024
Gary 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 Orinda is situated in southwest Contra Costa County, within a group of secluded valleys surrounded by a distinctive backdrop of rolling hills and mature trees. Its unique, semi-rural setting is approximately 15 miles east of San Francisco and transitions into neighboring communities of Moraga and Lafayette. Natural beauty, excellent schools, safety, history, culture, serenity, and its proximity to major San Francisco Bay locations and activities with easy freeway access and its own BART station make Orinda a delightful place in which to live, work, and visit. Orinda is a family-oriented community with a semi-rural setting. In contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area, the tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile city contribute to Orinda’s aesthetic beauty.

Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager has responsibility for supervising government operations and implementing the policies adopted by the City Council. The City Manager oversees the City budget, personnel matters, and serves as the Council’s chief policy advisor. The Fiscal Year 2023-2024 adopted Operating Budget is $28.4 million (all funds), which is supported by $16.3 million in General Fund revenue. The City has a large Capital Improvement Program and total budget expenditures including Operating Budget and CIP is $35.4 million. The City of Orinda is seeking a highly qualified, energetic, hands-on professional to fill its City Manager position. An exemplary leader who is results-oriented and who will inspire a shared vision, encourage creativity, and foster a high-performing, accountable, and service-oriented organization by setting clear direction, goals, and expectations is sought.

The incumbent City Manager’s salary is $268,112. The salary for the incoming City Manager is negotiable and dependent upon the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.