Bob Murray and Associates

Bob Murray and Associates is a public sector executive recruitment firm specializing in searches for local governments and special districts.

Bob Murray & Associates was created to bring a personal approach to providing quality executive recruitment services to our clients. Our firm is committed to personal attention to the details of your recruitment, to making sure that the candidates we present for your consideration are outstanding.

 

11 job(s) at Bob Murray and Associates

City of Vancouver, WA Vancouver, WA, USA
May 24, 2022
Full Time
With a population of over 195,000 residents, Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Coast is less than 90 miles to the west and the Cascade Mountain Range rises on the east. Vancouver is seeking an experienced generalist with a collaborative mindset to serve as the next Public Works Director. The ideal candidate has the expertise and confidence to lead the Department for the betterment of the community and has a proven track record of excellent leadership and motivation of staff. A forward thinking and emotionally intelligent candidate with a problem-solving mindset will do well. Qualified candidates possess the equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or public administration and eight (8) years of broad and extensive experience in the provision of urban public works services including experience in a combination of water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste, construction management, or operations and maintenance, plus supervisory responsibility. A Master’s Degree and / or PE certification are preferred but not required.   The salary range for the Public Works Director is $14,136 - $18,383 monthly and placement within this range is dependent upon experience. The City also offers a generous benefits package.   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, 2022
City of Vancouver, WA Vancouver, WA, USA
May 23, 2022
Full Time
The City of Vancouver, Washington is located on the shores of the Columbia River, approximately ten miles north of Portland, Oregon. The City is one of the nation’s most livable cities, with a growing economy, an exemplary education system, and access to high quality health care, housing, transportation, parks, and many other amenities. The City of Vancouver is seeking a Deputy Fire Chief who is a seasoned, decisive administrator and effective manager with command presence and experience. The Deputy Chief must demonstrate the ability to empower, develop, motivate, and encourage others. An individual known for having outstanding communication skills and an approach characterized by fairness, integrity, openness, honesty, and transparency would do well in this position. Candidates must possess equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Fire Science Administration or a closely related field; four (4) to six (6) years of experience in an administrative/leadership capacity of a similar size agency; valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one; documented National Incident Management System qualifications at an advanced level, including the ability to serve in command or general staff positions at major incidents; and the ability to obtain EFO/CFO and/or a master’s degree is desired. Washington State labor experience is desired but not required. Experience managing contracts and working with human resources on personnel issues will benefit candidates, as will experience working with a budget.   The monthly salary range for the Deputy Fire Chief is $12,822 - $16,674; placement within this range is dependent upon experience and qualifications of the selected individual. The salary is Non-Union exempt. The City also provides a generous benefits package. 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 contact Mr. Joel Bryden at (916) 784-9080.   Filing deadline: June 28, 2022
Valley Water San Jose, CA, USA
May 13, 2022
Full Time
With headquarters in San Jose, Valley Water provides water supply, enhances streams and watersheds through creek restoration, protects habitat, and provides flood protection for homes, schools, businesses, and roadways. The Agency also partners with other agencies to provide trails and open space for the community. Valley Water is hiring a Deputy Administrative Officer who will provide oversight and strategic leadership for procurement and contracts administration (including very large, highly complex multi-billion-dollar California capital improvement projects), warehouse services, vehicle & equipment management, facilities management, and business and customer support services. The ideal candidate will be customer-focused, solutions oriented, and possess a strong understanding of principles and practices of effective public sector procurement; contract management; and facilities and fleet operations. The candidate will be technically proficient in complex, high-spend construction contracts and procurement, preferably with construction projects in California. We are looking for an inspirational leader who knows how to build trust and engage collaboratively.   Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, civil engineering, or a closely related field or a field specifically related to the work group assigned. Candidates must have six (6) years of increasingly responsible administrative, managerial, or professional experience in a field related to the assignment and in the public sector, water, or related industry within the most recent ten years. Four (4) of the six years must have included management and supervisory authority. A Master’s degree, Certified Purchasing Manager, Certified Public Procurement Officer, and/or Certified Purchasing Supply Manager certifications are highly desired. The annual salary range is $232,419 - $296,025 depending on qualifications. Filing Deadline: OUF If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply on our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com . Do not hesitate to reach out to lead recruiter Valerie Phillips, with any questions: 916-784-9080.
City of Lake Oswego, OR Lake Oswego, OR, USA
May 08, 2022
Full Time
On the banks of the Willamette River and surrounding a 405-acre lake, Lake Oswego (the City) is considered one of Oregon’s finest residential communities. Located among many of the State’s most scenic attractions including Mount Hood, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River Gorge, it is a community of 40,716 residents that offers all of the amenities of a thriving suburb. The City of Lake Oswego is seeking an experienced, well-rounded law enforcement professional to serve as its next Police Chief. Under general direction, the Police Chief plans, organizes and directs the City Police Department including emergency communications, investigations, patrol, traffic, training, crime prevention, behavioral health, property control, community services, and records. The next Police Chief will have the ability to collaborate with others inside and outside City government to identify issues, creatively solve problems, and protect the life, liberty, and property of Lake Oswego’s residents and businesses through a community policing approach. The Department delivers excellent customer service to the community, and that standard of service will be carried on by the Department with the Chief leading that effort. Any combination of education or experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance is qualifying. A typical candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Public Administration or Business Administration from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in a municipal law enforcement agency. The annual salary for the Police Chief position is $133,603 - $162,474; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications.   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 Mr. Joel Bryden or Ms. Adele Fresé at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: June 3, 2022
City of San Ramon, CA San Ramon, CA, USA
May 05, 2022
Full Time
The City of San Ramon, CA (population 83,118) is a charter city, which operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Police Chief oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Police Department for the City and for surrounding areas. Responsibilities include strategic planning for use of resources, coordination of departmental activities with those of other local jurisdictions, and oversight to ensure that services provided and plans implemented are of the highest quality. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing Departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering the City’s overall goals. The City is seeking a transparent, strategic leader who will be actively engaged in community policing and who understands how technology can be used as a force-multiplier. Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying, such as education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or a related field; and a minimum of two (2) years of executive or command-level managerial experience in a law enforcement agency equivalent to the role of Commander, Captain or above. An additional requirement includes possession of a Management Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) or an out-of-state equivalent. Completion of P.O.S.T. Command College, FBI National Academy, the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police and/or a master’s degree is highly desirable.   The annual salary range for the Police Chief is $180,110 - $240,086. 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 Joel Bryden or Nina Jamsen at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: June 17, 2022
City of Seaside, CA Seaside, CA, USA
May 04, 2022
Full Time
The City of Seaside, CA (population approximately 35,000) is an ocean-side community that overlooks the beautiful Monterey Bay on the Central Coast of California, roughly 115 miles south of San Francisco. Founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1954, this ten square-mile city continues to grow while holding on to the rich values upon which it was established. The City of Seaside is seeking an energetic and seasoned law enforcement professional to serve as its next Police Chief. Under administrative direction, the Police Chief plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Police Department, including field operations, criminal investigations, communications, and management services. The ideal candidate will be an approachable and honest leader with an unimpeachable code of ethics. The selected candidate will possess experience in a variety of service areas, but experience with ethnically diverse cultures, CALEA accreditation, and community-based policing is highly desired. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an array of successes in community-based programs that address homelessness, drug use, and gang activity. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical candidate will possess ten (10) years of municipal law enforcement experience, with at least three (3) years at the rank of Deputy Police Chief. If not at the Deputy Police Chief level, the typical candidate will possess command responsibility for patrol staff of at least fifty uniformed personnel in an urban environment. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university is required. A master’s degree and/or demonstration of continued professional development including attendance at the FBI National Academy, Kennedy School Senior Executive Program, or another similar program is highly desired. The annual salary for the Police Chief is $211,481. 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. Adele Fresé at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: June 6, 2022
County of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
May 03, 2022
Contractor
The County of Sacramento covers 984 square miles and is home to the California state capital, 1.5 million residents, and seven incorporated cities including: Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento. Residents in the County have a variety of recreational, dining, and entertainment options to choose from. The Office of Inspector General has broad oversight powers that include the evaluation of the overall quality of law enforcement, custodial, and security services; the authority to encourage systemic change and provide ‘monitor style’ oversight of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. The Inspector General contractor/firm is an independent monitor who will provide oversight of investigations of citizen complaints against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to ensure the Department is thorough, objective, and fair. The County is seeking an ethical, forward-thinking, and experienced Inspector General contractor/firm who has specialized law enforcement knowledge through investigative firms or agencies. The ideal candidate/firm has the proven understanding of principles and practices of modern public administration, and has the ability to work with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, independent, creative, and honest individual or firm.   The Inspector General contractor/firm will enter into a services contract with the County of Sacramento and will not be hired nor working as a County employee. The contract amount is planned for $80,000 to $120,000 annually but is open to negotiations depending 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 Mr. Joel Bryden or Ms. Adele Frese at (916) 784-9080.     Filing Deadline: June 10, 2022
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Santa Clarita, CA, USA
May 03, 2022
Full Time
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) was created on January 1, 2018, through the merger of the three water agencies in the Santa Clarita Valley and serves a population of 286,000 through 75,000 retail water connections. SCV Water is seeking an exceptionally qualified and talented Director of Water Resources to lead and direct staff to perform the full scope of water resources activities. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the theories, procedures, and best practices in water resources management in addition to local, state, and federal laws and regulations that govern SCV Water’s activities. The successful candidate will possess superb communication and interpersonal skills. Any combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Director of Water Resources is qualifying. Typically, candidates demonstrate these qualifications through a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in natural or physical sciences, civil engineering, urban planning, or another related field. Additionally, candidates typically possess five (5) years of senior management experience performing professional water resource planning, with at least two (2) years at the supervisory level. The salary range for this position is $183,290 - $223,288 annually; placement within this range will be dependent on qualifications. Compensation also includes a comprehensive benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, visit  www.bobmurrayassoc.com  to apply online. Contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions.  Filing deadline: May 29, 2022 (First Review of Resumes: May 18, 2022)
San Joaquin County LAFCo Stockton, CA, USA
May 02, 2022
Full Time
San Joaquin County, with its warm, Mediterranean climate, offers an abundance of activities and attractions for every age range and budget. The San Joaquin Delta, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet before entering the San Francisco Bay, is rich with agricultural heritage that translates into fresh food available year-round. Established by State law in 1963, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries, including: annexations and detachments of territory; incorporations of cities; formations of special districts; and consolidations, mergers, and dissolutions of districts. LAFCo also reviews ways to reorganize, simplify, and streamline governmental structure. The San Joaquin LAFCo is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative individual to serve as Executive Officer. The ideal candidate is a strategic leader and effective communicator who strives to improve relationships with the Commission and stakeholders. The new Executive Officer is a critical thinker with high political acumen and is a talented leader who has the ability to prioritize, plan, assign, and direct the work of staff and others. A candidate with attention to detail and a positive attitude will be successful. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, urban/regional planning, geography, economics, political science, or a related field, and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a public agency performing administrative and financial oversight, planning, or similar duties. The salary range for this position is $122,158 to $149,344 plus a 5% increase proposed. San Joaquin LAFCo also offers an excellent benefits package. 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 Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080.   Filing Deadline: June 5th, 2022
City of Lomita, CA Lomita, CA, USA
Apr 27, 2022
Full Time
The City of Lomita is an energetic and engaged community of approximately 20,000.  Team Lomita is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and friendly small-town community where everyone can successfully live, work, and play, and is has established visions and plans for future growth and development to make that a reality. The City is now seeking a Community & Economic Development Director help build and implement that vision. A highly motivated, innovative, and results-driven individual is sought. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with the ability and confidence to build and lead a strong team in support of the City’s efforts to proactively identify and address issues on an array of topics related to Community and Economic Development. The position requires excellent communication skills and someone who is experienced in having interaction with the City Council, commissions, civic groups, and the general public, and is confident translating and conveying the City’s vision.  The individual will quickly become a part of Team Lomita and be able to work well within a fast paced, friendly environment. Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible full-time work-related experience, with at least two years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year college or university in a related field is required; a Master’s degree is desirable. The City provides for a comprehensive compensation package and the salary and benefits for this position are currently under review as part of a City-wide Classification and Compensation Study expected to be completed in the coming months. The monthly salary range for the Community & Economic Development Director is currently $10,338 - $13,063; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications. The City of Lomita offers an attractive benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. Contact Ms. Carmen Valdez at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions.   Filing Deadline: May 27, 2022
City of Del Rio, TX Del Rio, TX, USA
Apr 21, 2022
Full Time
Situated adjacent to the Mexican border and now boasting a diverse population of over 35,846 people, the City of Del Rio is a thriving community. Named the "The Friendliest Little Border Town in Texas" by  Southern Living Magazine , Del Rio is a fantastic place to work, live, and play. The City of Del Rio is seeking an experienced and dedicated legal professional to serve as its next City Attorney. The ideal candidate will be a be a highly capable leader with great organizational skills and an understanding of the challenges facing the City. The selected candidate will have extensive knowledge of Texas law, City Codes and Charter provisions, human resources law, procurement law, and Open Government Law. A good working knowledge of Texas Civil Service laws, processes, and requirements is critical. The ideal candidate will also be skilled in negotiating agreements that accommodate conflicting interests and viewpoints. A Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of Texas is required. The candidate shall be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and the must obtain licensure to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas within one year of hire. Candidates must also possess five (5) years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal work. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. The annual salary range for the City Attorney is $135,000 - $150,000. 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. Adele Fresé at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: May 30, 2022