Situated on the shores of majestic Lake Tahoe, the City of South Lake Tahoe is America’s All Year Playground. Located in the heart of northern California, South Lake Tahoe, (pop. 21,024), is just 190 miles northeast of San Francisco, and 60 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The city offers residents world-class scenery and activities with 300 days of sunshine a year in a resort community. South Lake Tahoe allows residents the opportunity to live, explore and experience daily what brings over one million visitors each year to the Lake Tahoe region.
The City of South Lake Tahoe utilizes the council/manager form of government. Five council members are elected to four-year, overlapping terms, and a mayor is elected by a majority council vote. South Lake Tahoe provides a wide range of services, including: police and fire protection, street maintenance, airport management, public transportation, parks and recreation, planning, building and safety, public improvements, and general administration. The city employs 207.7 FTEs, of which 68.1 FTEs are assigned to the Police Department and 39 FTEs to the Fire Department. South Lake Tahoe has a budget of approximately $47 million, with a healthy required reserve of $11.2 million and an undesignated reserve of $7.7 million.
Serving at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for implementing City Council policy, and for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the activities and operations of the City of South Lake Tahoe. The City Manager also develops policy recommendations for City Council action and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Council.
A bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or political science and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible administrative or staff experience in municipal government with at least five years in municipal administration and three years of high level administrative responsibility at a department head or Assistant City Manager level or above is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a resort community or an area with a primarily tourist-based economy, and have experience creating a third economy.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of South Lake Tahoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 9, 2020 (open until filled).