City Manager

City of Port Hueneme

The City of Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee’mee”) is a charming, friendly and relaxed seaside community in Ventura County, California.  Visitors quickly find that the quality of life in Port Hueneme is one-of-a-kind. Those who live or work here benefit from the City’s small town atmosphere, affordable housing, temperate climate, clean air, low crime, quality education and recreation. Residents consistently cite the high quality of life offered due to planned development, excellent public facilities and responsive city services as being primary reasons for choosing to live in the City.

The next City Manager will take charge at a very exciting time for the City and the community as a whole. An engaging and dynamic leader will be expected to take charge and help raise the community’s profile and expand on the good work that has already been done to help the City emerge from the recession. An ability to help complete key projects, continue staff development, raise the City’s profile and ensure financial stability will be core to the success of this role. The new City Manager will be expected to help raise the profile of the community as an attraction for both visitors and businesses alike. The City is already enjoying the boom of the cannabis industry, but looks forward to seeing the community develop into a dynamic destination. The City will also need a strong project manager to help ensure key projects are completed on time and on budget, specifically in the area of water. Internally, there is a strong team established and the desire for further staff development and retention efforts to be expanded and pushed forward to ensure service delivery and customer service. Lastly, while the City is very strong financially, the goal is to ensure that this strength is built upon and secured for the long-term future.

The successful candidate will be an effective and seasoned public sector manager and administrator who creates and maintains an environment of mutual respect and transparency with an ability to develop consensus and credibility though strong relationships. A strong background in budget, finance and administration is essential in this role. Experience as a City Manager, Assistant or Deputy City Manager or as an Executive Director or department head of a complex public sector organization is required.  A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/MPA/MBA is ideal. 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 December 2, 2019.