Assistant to the City Manager

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Sep 05, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $49.79 - $66.73 Hourly

Job Description



For detailed information about this opportunity, see the Assisstant to the City Manager brochure.

This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice. The  first application review date is Monday, September 30, 2019. 
The City of Costa Mesa (population 115,296) encompasses 16.8 square miles and is approximately one mile from Southern California's incomparable coastline. Located  in Orange County on the "coastal tableland" above Newport Beach, Costa Mesa has established a reputation as one of the area's leading cultural and business centers. Its predominant industries include retail trade, light manufacturing, finance/insurance, and real estate. Since its incorporation in 1953, the City has transformed from a quiet suburban community with deep farming roots, to a world-class city featuring some of the best restaurants, retail centers, and cultural arts in the nation. With an ideal location, business-friendly atmosphere, and superior amenities, Costa Mesa represents the best Southern California has to offer.

The City is currently seeking to fill its Assistant to the City Manager position. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Assistant to the City Manager provides managerial and complex administrative support to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager on a variety of complex and confidential administrative matters; manages critical and/or sensitive projects and priority initiatives established by the City Council; provides high-level research and analysis; reviews, monitors and reports legislative and other intergovernmental activities; provides consultation on major departmental policies and the planning of long term projects. 
The ideal Assistant to the City Manager will have a proven track record of success in municipal management. He/she must have five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of municipal management, or performing advanced level analytical work for a government agency, legislator or public or private organization involving legislative advocacy, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public administration  or a closely related field. A  Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is highly desirable. Appointment will be made within the range of $103,560-$138,804 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  Application & Selection Process

To be considered for this desirable opportunity, candidates must submit an application online.  Candidates must upload a detailed resume into the " Attachments " section of the online application.  

Candidates'  resumes must include the following information:
  • Name of agencies/organizations worked including employment dates
  • Specific employment duties performed with each employer
  • Population and employment size of agencies/organizations worked
  • Breadth of functions supervised
Candidates must also provide five (5) professional references representing various organization levels into the "References" section of the online application. 

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