General Manager

Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District (KPPCSD)
916 471-3111

Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District (KPPCSD)
Kensington, CA

General Manager
Hourly pay: $95.00 per hour
Filing Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020

The Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District (KPPCSD) is a Community Services District that provides police protection, parks and recreation, and waste management services to the unincorporated area of Kensington. Fire service is provided by the Kensington Fire Protection District, and most other traditional municipal services in Kensington are provided by Contra Costa County. Kensington residents are actively involved in the governance of their community through this special district.

The General Manager implements policies at the direction of the Board of Directors and advises the Board on efficient delivery of services and best practices to achieve an effective organization. This includes oversight of major projects and working cross-sectionally to explore methods to improve accountability, fiscal stability, cost effectiveness, and professional standards. Currently, this position is part-time (25-30 hours per week). A background working with public safety departments and related unions is helpful, as is knowledge of community services and contract development and negotiations. A background managing a police department is a plus.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic visionary leader with an innovative mindset who can take a creative approach to solving problems and managing the long-term goals of the District. The District is looking for a collaborative, working manager committed to building a community-wide culture of teamwork and trust. The successful candidate will have strong financial management and budgetary abilities; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to foster an environment of cooperation. This position requires a relationship builder with a successful track record working with a Board or City Council developing effective interaction and following through on policy direction given by the Board and/or City Council. A bachelor’s degree AND ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience - including five (5) years of management and supervisory experience - in municipal government is required. A master’s degree, working knowledge of Special Districts and strong financial management skills are desirable.

Kensington is an unincorporated community located in the Berkeley Hills, part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Contra Costa County, California. The community occupies approximately one square mile and has a population of approximately 5,500 residents, including many distinguished University of California, Berkeley professors, Nobel Prize Laureates, and other notable San Francisco Bay Area professionals. Land use is almost exclusively residential, with two small, local-serving commercial areas. Kensington is among the safest places to live in California, with one of the nation’s top public elementary schools.

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) by applying on our website:

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District website:

The Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District is an equal opportunity employer.

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