City of Clayton

City of Clayton, CA

City Manager

Nestled at the bucolic base of picturesque Mt. Diablo, the City of Clayton is in close proximity to the greater San Francisco Bay Area with all the amenities, sports, and cultural opportunities that area offers. Clayton prides itself on being a safe, family-oriented community of approximately 11,431 people with friendly neighborhoods and a rich tradition of community activism. The City of Clayton is a general law city with a council-manager form of government that consists of five elected City Councilmembers. The Councilmembers are the decision and policy makers of the city while the City Manager is hired by the Council to oversee the day-to-day operations as well as implement the Council’s policies. The City organization is made up of five departments: Legislative, Administration/Finance, Public Works, Community Development, and Police. Fire services are provided by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, water services by Contra Costa Water District and wastewater collection services are performed by the City of Concord. The City is supported by a FY 2022-23 budget of $13.5 million and 27.4 FTEs.

Appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Manager acts as the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Clayton’s government and is responsible for managing all City departments and carrying out City-Council adopted policy. The City Manager provides leadership to professional staff and municipal employees, as well as strategic guidance for all City functions and services. The City Council is seeking an ethical and approachable leader, who embraces open government and transparency. The ideal candidate is a strong generalist with a solid background in managing municipal finances. The new City Manager possesses well rounded city management skills and must be comfortable in this small town, “roll-up-your-sleeves” hands-on role. Experience working with planning/land use matters and well-honed finance skills will be looked upon favorably. The ideal candidate will possess no less than ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience performing complex budgetary, financial, policy and organizational analysis duties. Experience working directly with an elected council or board is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or a related field is desirable with a Master’s degree preferred.

The previous City Manager’s salary was $228,000. The salary for the incoming City Manager is negotiable and dependent upon experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The City also offers an outstanding 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: Open Until Filled

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