City Manager

City of San Bernardino

City of San Bernardino
City Manager
Located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area of South­ern California (often referred to as the Inland-Empire), the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County. It spans 62 square miles and has a diverse population of over 213,000.
In 2016, the citizens voted to change the City Charter, choosing to be Governed by a Council-Manager form of government. Today, the governance structure is comprised of an at-large elected Mayor and seven Council Members elected by constituents in a specific ward. Each elected official serves a four-year term. The Mayor and Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as the Chief Exec­utive Officer overseeing all departments, including Community and Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks, Recreation & Community Service, Police, and Public Works Departments. The City’s FY 2019/20 General Fund budget is $126.8 million with a Capital Improvement Program bud­get of $28.3 million and it employs 646 full-time employees. Fire Services are provided through a contract with the County Fire Pro­tection District. The City also operates a Water Department and Li­brary which, by charter, is governed by a separate oversight Board.

Under general direction from the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for the day-to day City administration and the coordination of all City departments including contracted services. The City of San Bernardino is seeking a strong leader and experienced manager to provide effective leadership while coordinating the activities of a municipal organization. The ideal candidate will be a strategic visionary with an innovative mindset who can take a creative approach to solving problems and managing the long-term goals of the City. The City is looking for a positive change agent adept at motivat­ing, developing and evaluating across the organization, and committed to building a city-wide culture of teamwork, trust, and cooperation. The incoming City Manager will be someone willing to make a long-term, professional and personal commitment to the community.

The ideal candidate subscribes to the philosophy of continuous improvement, has tremendous initiative and drive, and demonstrates the highest-level character and ethical standards; Master’s degree or equivalent highly desirable in public administration, business, or related field from an accredited college or university. The salary range for the position is $268,000-$293,076 depending on qualifications.

Filing Deadline is June 12, 2020. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a compelling cover letter, and resume that reflects your scope of responsibility and significant accomplishments to For more information about this position, follow this link to see our City Manager Brochure.

If you have questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104.