Assistant City Manager

City of Alameda
(510) 747-4900

The City of Alameda is pursuing an experienced and strategic problem solver with strong people skills to join the City's established executive team as the next Assistant City Manager.

An island of approximately 80,000 in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Alameda is a unique mix of small-town charm and urban innovation. Alameda is a family-friendly town, with an abundance of parks, award-winning schools, and vibrant commercial districts with restaurants, breweries and wineries, boutique shops, and community events that bring people to Alameda from across the Bay and beyond.

Alameda is actively engaged in exciting climate action and sustainability work including proactively addressing sea-level rise, an existential threat to an island City; we are also finding innovative ways to tackle issues related to the unhoused with the opening of Dignity Village and our Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, as well as implementation of the complex redevelopment of an 880-acre former Navy base and the CARE Team, an alternative response to individuals experiencing mental health crisis. We are confronting traffic safety concerns with our active transportation work and participation in Vision Zero.
Are you ready to be part of making the City of Alameda even better?

  • Experienced in local government work at the Executive level, with a record of strategic interdepartmental coordination and collaboration;
  • A strong leader ready to add value and insight to an established, experienced, and cohesive executive team;
  • A people person with positive communication skills, capable of effectively engaging staff, community and business groups, and residents;
  • Fully capable of learning and understanding political and organizational sensitivities quickly within the City and community; and 
  • Innovative, adaptable, and ready to take the initiative in exploring new challenges and opportunities to learn.

The Assistant City Manager will have broad and extensive management experience in, and exposure to, a wide variety of municipal government operations and functions.  An advanced degree such as a master’s in public administration or related field is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required.


The City also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:
  • Salary Range –  $217,837 - $264,782 annually based on a 37.5 hour work week; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications.
  • Retirement Program – Classic members established with PERS on or before 12/31/2012 will be assigned a retirement formula of 2.0% at 55. Employees hired on 01/01/2013 or later and who are not eligible for reciprocity with another California public retirement system, are classified as New PERS members and will be assigned a retirement formula of 2.0% at 62. Classic members pay a total pre-tax contribution of 8.868% (7% employee contribution and 1.868% employee paid City contribution). New members pay half the normal cost as determined by PERS, for FY22/23 New Members pay 8.25%. The City does not participate in Social Security; however, employees contribute 1.45% for Medicare.
  • Medical, Dental & Life Insurance – Pre-tax monthly allowance up to $2,523.31 City contribution towards selected CalPERS medical plan; depending upon health plan and number insured; dental insurance fully covered for the employee and all eligible dependents; and a $100,00 life insurance policy provided by the City.
  • Vacation – 150 hours of vacation per year, increasing according to length of service time up to a max of 187.5 hours annually.
  • Holidays – 11 observed holidays plus 5.5 floating holidays.
  • Sick Leave – 90 hours per year. Unused sick leave is converted to CalPERS service credit upon retirement.
  • Transportation Allowance – $250 per month.
  • Administrative Leave - 60 Hours per fiscal year - cashed out if not used.
  • Long-Term Disability – The City provides LTD insurance up to $8,000 per month.
  • Optional Benefits – Several optional insurance plans are available to eligible employees including vision, flexible spending account, dependent care program, long-term care, additional life insurance and 457 deferred compensation plans.