City Manager

City of Simi Valley

The City of Simi Valley, with an estimated population of 126,788 is the third largest of Ventura County’s 10 cities. Simi Valley offers a vibrant city full of cultural diversity, historical landmarks, and beautiful rolling hills. Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, and Hollywood Burbank Airport are all within 40 miles and offer easy access to Simi Valley from anywhere in the world. The City is also home to 4,000 acres of parkland in 38 parks, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, great restaurants, near beautiful beaches, and mountain scenery. Simi Valley possesses the charm of a small town close to Southern California’s most famous attractions and is Southern California’s best-kept secret.

The City of Simi Valley is looking for an experienced and visionary City Manager to lead the City forward. The position is appointed by the City Council and will be the administrative head of all government functions. The key priorities will be building the financial strength of the City, providing top-notch city services, public safety, staff development, and retention, and seeking and capitalizing on economic development opportunities. The City Manager will direct efforts to ensure the City’s financial future is solid. These efforts will include providing strategic direction to manage rising personnel costs and maintaining City facilities while continuing to provide quality services to the community.

The successful candidate will be an active, engaged and innovative manager with a collaborative, empowering, and participative management style.  Experience as a public sector executive with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, along with a strong foundation in finance, administration, land use/planning and program management. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by November 8, 2019.