City Manager

City of Westminster, CA

The City of Westminster is seeking a dynamic and experienced candidate to provide effective leadership while coordinating the operations of a municipality. The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative visionary, who can bring forth creative approaches to solving problems and managing long-term goals. Westminster boasts a heavily diverse community, and needs a leader who will have an understanding of the values, traditions, and customs of local culture, and is aware of the unique and culturally sensitive issues which may affect the City and its residents.

With major development projects underway in line with the General Plan, the City is seeking someone who understands the ever-changing complexities of economic and community development. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working on a range of issues including affordable housing and homelessness initiatives, financial management, and emergency operations and management during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The City is looking for a candidate who can embrace challenges, motivate others, and commit to building a citywide culture of teamwork, trust, and cooperation. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to working with and supporting the highly engaged and high-performing executive team, sharing a common goal of evaluating and advancing the organization. The candidate should have experience resolving challenges while maintaining the exceptional quality of services the City is known for.

The ideal candidate should have equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, public policy, finance, or a related field; and 10 years of management/administrative experience in a public agency as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or in a related administrative/managerial capacity with responsibility in planning, organization, and implementation, including six years of management or supervisory experience. An equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration is highly desired.

The incoming City Manager will be someone who is eager for this opportunity and who is willing to make a long-term professional and personal commitment to the Westminster community.

The application process will be confidentially maintained through the City of Westminster City Clerk's Office with all evaluations and selection to be performed directly by the City Council. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to The application filing deadline is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:30 PM.

Click here for the full flyer: City Manager Recruitment Flyer.

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