City Manager

City of Richmond, California
Until Filled

City of Richmond, California

City Manager
Annual salary range: $177,660 to $282,804

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
First review of resumes: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Richmond is a waterfront city of 110,000 on the east shore of San Francisco Bay, five miles north of Berkeley and seven miles “as the crow flies” from downtown San Francisco. Richmond is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the Bay Area and has one of the most progressive city governments in California. Richmond has an unusually mild climate, more miles of Bay shoreline and more miles of San Francisco Bay Trail than any other Bay Area city. Richmond’s economic advantage is based on its affordability, its central location in the Bay Area and its access to multimodal water, rail, transit, bus and freeway transportation.

Appointed by and reporting to the mayor and City Council, the city manager is the chief administrative officer of the City of Richmond and is responsible for providing administrative leadership in the daily management of the city. A key area of focus will be fostering positive working relationships within a unionized environment. City leaders are seeking a seasoned public sector professional with a proven track record of quickly and effectively assessing, engaging with, and acclimating to an organization’s needs, and embracing challenging opportunities for strategic success. A bridge builder who embraces collaborative partnerships as a method of improving services and creating efficiencies will be successful in this role. The new city manager will possess the emotional intelligence necessary to effectively lead and manage a diverse, high-performing staff and the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern. Exceptional communication skills and a leadership presence supported by tangible accomplishments are expected.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For further information contact:

Josh Jones
Andrew Nelson
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Richmond website:

The City of Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.