Deputy City Manager

City of Fontana
Until Filled
City of Fontana

The City of Fontana is seeking an energetic, motivated self-starter with unquestionable professional integrity. As the leader of the Development Services Organization, the incumbent must have strong leadership and management skills, be able to work well with others, and have a keen ability to mediate and negotiate appropriate solutions to difficult and sensitive situations. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing the short and long term strategic goals for the DSO, as well as the City as a whole. The Deputy City Manager of the DSO must be a facilitator, able to fully understand the needs and goals of the City while maintaining legal and ethical standards and best practices. The ideal candidate must be able to embrace and promote change, as they will be instrumental when leading the City towards emerging trends in municipal development while maintaining a superior level of service to both internal and external customers. They should also be persistent, motivated, an effective communicator, organized, and able to mentor staff.

The ideal candidate must be a strategic thinker with extensive knowledge of modern development practices and technologies. They must have the ability to employ different leadership approaches and work styles with employees with the ability to recognize an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and determine how to maximize their contributions to the overall success of the City. The incumbent must be a problem solver, as they will be relied upon to lead and sustain an exceptional team that will enable the City to continue to provide superior services to other departments as well as to the general public.

The incumbent must have knowledge of highly complex principles and practices of development; current social, political, and economic trends; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; sources of information related to a broad range of municipal programs, services, and administration; and pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in a municipal government, including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration or a related field.

Salary: Determined by the candidate’s qualifications, including applicable experience and education.
Cell Phone Allowance: $1,020/year
Auto Allowance: $7,200/year
Longevity Pay: Payable after 10 years of service
Personal Leave Accrual (Vacation & Sick Leave): 224-312 hours/year (depending on years of service)
Administrative Leave: 80 hours/year
Holidays: 11 City-observed holidays, and an additional three (3) Floating Holidays
Work Schedule: 4/10 work week (Monday – Thursday)
Retirement: Enrollment in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)*
Classic CalPERS Member: 2% @ 55, 7% employee contribution
New CalPERS Member: 2% @ 62, 6.25% employee contribution
*Member contribution subject to change
Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance): Up to $2,549/month towards the purchase of medical, dental, vision, group life, and short and long term disability insurance
Fringe Benefits: All fringe benefits which are proportionate to those provided to Management/Confidential Unit employees

If you are interested in working with the public to make a positive impact in the community, you are invited to consider employment with a fast growing, diverse, and flourishing city.

Interested candidates should submit a City application online at This recruitment will be Open Until Filled, with the first review of applications scheduled tentatively for Thursday, January 28, 2021. Applications must be filled out completely and clearly to show that the minimum qualifications are met. Resumes may be submitted but cannot be accepted in lieu of an official application. Emailed or facsimiled applications will not be accepted. Applications that are received after the closing date and time, regardless of postmark date, will not be considered. Incomplete or illegible application packets may result in disqualification.

Following a review of each application submitted, the most qualified applicants will be invited to move forward in the recruitment process for this position, which may include a written exercise and/or multiple interviews. The successful candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation conducted by the Fontana Police Department, which includes reference checks, fingerprinting, and a pre-employment physical.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (909) 350-7650 or via email at