City of Murrieta

City of Murrieta, CA

City Manager

Just 60 miles north of San Diego, lies the beautiful city of Murrieta, CA, offering natural scenic beauty, abundant recreation, and many growing opportunities. Dotted with towering oak trees, sycamores, valleys of grass, and natural hot springs, Murrieta offers a safe and exciting home for its residents and visitors alike. Those living in the community find distinguished schools, excellent medical facilities, expanding employment opportunities, and one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California. Murrieta is just 10 miles from many local wineries offering marvelous views and tastings. The City also provides 53 parks, which offer facilities for picnics and sports, and many hiking and equestrian trails.

Murrieta is a stable, full-service city with its’ own Police, Fire, Library and Parks that has a Council-Manager form of government in which the mayor and council members set policy and daily operations are managed by the City Manager. The new City Manager will join a well-established, thriving, and beautiful community led by a conservative City Council in the heart of Southwest Riverside County that takes pride in the City and its employees. The ideal candidate will be a decisive and collaborative leader with broad experience navigating the politics of local governance and a champion of transparent and customer service-oriented government. Passionate about public service, the ideal candidate will be engaged with both the residential and business communities and will instill within the organization a spirit of continuous improvement, accountability, and uncompromising integrity.

The City Council is prepared to offer a highly competitive salary for the region consistent with recent practices. The annual salary starts at $319,000 but is negotiable and dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City also offers an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: July 28, 2024

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