City Manager

City of Orinda

Incorporated in 1985, the City of Orinda has a reputation as a well-managed and stable municipal government with an engaged and highly educated population of approximately 19,000. Orinda is a family-oriented community in a semi-rural setting surrounded by a distinctive backdrop of rolling hills and mature trees.


The City of Orinda is seeking a highly qualified, enthusiastic candidate to fill the City Manager position. An exemplary leader who will inspire a shared vision, encourage creativity, and foster a high-performing, accountable, and service-oriented organization by setting clear direction, goals, and expectations is sought.


Candidates must possess a minimum of eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in a local public agency in an administrative and managerial capacity involving the development and administration of organization-wide policies and procedures and the supervision of management-level employees. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field is required; a Master’s degree is highly desirable.


The annual salary for the City Manager position is dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. This is an outstanding opportunity for a recently retired or near-to-retirement candidate as the City is non-PERS and does not participate in Social Security.

Please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Mr. Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: December 13, 2020.