City Manager

City of Salinas, California
(916) 471-3111

City of Salinas, California

City Manager
Annual salary range: $224,085 to $248,577 DOQ

The city offers an attractive fringe benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020

The City Manager is appointed by City Council and is responsible for all City departments except the appointed City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and managing all activities and operations of the City of Salinas, ensuring that all public services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner. This position is also responsible for coordinating City activities with other agencies and organizations; facilitating the development and implementation of City goals and objectives; implementing policy decisions made by the City Council; and providing highly complex administrative support to the City Council.

The ideal candidate will be an honest, ethical, and dynamic leader with a record of professional accomplishments that demonstrate his/her ability to effectively lead a large and diverse public organization. A proven record as an effective and collaborative leader; possessing confidence, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong technical and business acumen and sound fiscal management skills are essential. This challenging position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to quality improvement, customer service and performance management. The qualified candidate will be able to negotiate challenging political waters, while remaining focused on organizational goals, managing a strong executive team, and working with a passionate and involved City Council. The successful candidate will be a visionary, strategic leader and planner who can work with City Council, staff, union representative, and other key stakeholders to achieve economic growth and improve the quality of life for all City residents. A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field AND five to seven (5-7) years of senior-level municipal management experience in a public service setting with extensive experience working with City Council or a Board of Supervisors is required. Five (5) or more years of senior management experience in local government of a comparable size to the City of Salinas is helpful. A master’s degree (MA/MS) is highly desirable. Bilingual English and Spanish desirable.

The City of Salinas is the 34th largest City in the state with a population of approximately 155,205. Salinas is located in beautiful Monterey County, and is the County seat. Just 40 minutes south of the heart of the nation’s high-tech industry, Silicon Valley, the City has the largest population in California’s Central Coast, is a multicultural and diverse community and a key asset in today’s global economy.

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter and five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of recruitment) to:

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3111

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

The City of Salinas is an equal opportunity employer.

Top Stories

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 05:11

The recall effort against Gavin Newsom is being watched across the nation. But California's governor isn’t the only one whose job is potentially on the line.

Rev & Tax

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 05:22

Cities like Fresno and Ontario have been courting online retail giants with generous sales-tax rebate programs that return as much as 50 to 80% of the tax to the retailers.