City of Aliso Viejo, CA
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The City of Aliso Viejo is a master planned community, with approximately 51,221 residents ideally positioned in South Orange County near major freeways and a short drive from some of California’s most beautiful beaches and major attractions. Incorporated on July 1, 2001, Aliso Viejo enjoys access to the Orange County trail system and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park which is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals, along with mature oaks, sycamore and elderberry trees and year-round streams. Numerous parks and trails, cultural and recreational activities, and youth sports programs further enhance the quality of life for a community with a vision to ensure long-term viability. The community mirrors Aliso Viejo’s tagline, “Live Life Inspired” and is regarded as a highly desirable place to live and raise a family. The City Manager’s Office implements decisions established by the Aliso Viejo City Council, and the coordination of those efforts through the different City departments, providing administrative direction and enforcing all laws and ordinances. Under general direction of the City Council, the City Manager develops and implements City and departmental goals, programs, and services that are aligned with City Council initiatives and community needs. The City of Aliso Viejo is seeking an innovative, creative, and transparent professional to serve as its next City Manager. The ideal candidate will be driven with strong financial and political acumen. The incoming City Manager must be well versed in the theories and practices of organization, planning, financing, and management of local government as well as applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations regarding local government affairs, local codes and ordinances, and the principles of effective public relations. The successful candidate will be a strong leader that communicates effectively and leads by example. The ability to mentor, develop, and empower staff is crucial to this role.


Qualified candidates possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, finance, or a closely related field as well as ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional and managerial experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration, public policy, finance, or a related field is highly desirable. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s Vehicle Insurance Policy.


The annual salary range for the City Manager is $220,000 to $240,000; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080. 

Filing Deadline: June 26, 2024