City of San Luis Obispo, CA
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Job Description

The City of San Luis Obispo (SLO) is in the heart of California’s Central Coast. The City is home to 47,500 residents and is a community that is committed to being a place where all people feel valued, respected, and that they belong. The City of San Luis Obispo is a full-service City, covers 13.6 square miles, is the largest city in San Luis Obispo County, and serves as the County seat. As a well-known business hub, vacation and visitor destination, the City is also home to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Cuesta Community College. With providing high-quality, responsive, respectful, and inclusive public services, the City prioritizes communication, community engagement, capital projects, planning and community development, and regional leadership.  To do so, the City has 10 distinct departments comprised of a full-time complement of 475 personnel and approximately 200 part-time staff.

The City of San Luis Obispo is seeking an inspirational and engaging professional to work with the City Council and engage with the community to accomplish a comprehensive work plan; be a visionary and collaborator for leading the organization to new heights; model the principals of ethical, responsive and fiscally responsible government; and be a trusted resource for problem solving, best practices, and creative ideas. The ideal City Manager will be a thoughtful, humble, and honest individual and team member; be committed to engaging with the underserved and underrepresented; and effectively prioritize, organize, and manage multiple priorities. The successful applicant must have experience in the responsibilities of serving as a City/County Manager/Administrator, Deputy/Assistant, or Department Head and supervisor in a full-service agency of similar size, complexity and demographics for at least five (5) years and ideally in California. The minimal education requirement includes a Bachelor’s degree in a government-related field. The annual salary range is up to $308,000 based on qualifications and experience, and the City provides a competitive benefit package.

Filing Deadline: May 17, 2024
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.

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