City of Dunsmuir

City Manager

City of Dunsmuir, California

Annual Salary: $95,000 – $135,000 DOE/DOQ

The City of Dunsmuir, California, is seeking its next City Manager who is a pillar of the community, upholds the mission and priorities of the City Council, and develops winning strategies to meet the needs of a developing community. The City Manager will be an experienced public administrator, well-grounded in meeting the needs of the community they serve, economic development, budget oversight, staff leadership, and employee and community relations. Additionally, the next City Manager will be resilient, a strategic organizational leader, demonstrate confidence, all balanced with humility and empathy for others. They will strive to achieve the City’s vision: In Dunsmuir, we commit to building on our heritage while enhancing the quality of life for all. We collaborate to foster pride, develop a vibrant and diverse economy, preserve our mountain environment, and celebrate our active and creative community. The successful candidate will create and support an organizational culture that embraces diversity and fosters professionalism, honesty, creative thinking, and an enjoyable work environment. Interested applicants should have a desire and passion for public service, embrace and engage with our small but highly engaged community, and take an interest in Dunsmuir’s culture, history, and vision.

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The City Manager is appointed by, and reports to, the five-member City Council, and oversees all general administration and oversight of City departments, an approximate annual operating and CIP budget of approximately $5.2 million, and 14 staff who work the following departments: airport, building, code enforcement, finance, fire, planning, parks & recreation, public works, utility billing, wastewater, and water departments. The City Manager also works effectively with contracted services, businesses, chamber, nonprofits, school districts, the County and other jurisdictions. The City Manager will ensure cross-departmental collaboration and organizational efficiency and will play a key role in community and economic development. The City Manager will strive to accomplish Council’s goals and objectives and demonstrate political acumen and emotional intelligence. They will be a creative and strategic thinker and problem solver, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be an effective leader.


The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of serving small communities that have a set vision and goal for the development of their services and economy. They will be external facing, hardworking, have a passion for serving the public and providing strong municipal governance, economic development, and interested in becoming part of the community through community engagement and relationship building. The successful candidate will be creative and forward thinking, find opportunities for shared partnerships that will support City projects and initiatives, and bring demonstrated experience working with developers, businesses, and economic development strategies. The successful candidate will demonstrate emotional intelligence, value community and employee engagement, and build upon a culture where people love to work. They will be a high-energy leader, with a positive attitude and excitement about this role!



Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying, however a typical way of obtaining these are:

·         Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, public policy, finance, or a related field

·         Five (5) years of management or administrative experience in a public agency setting as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or in a related senior administrative/managerial capacity involving responsibility for planning, organization, and implementation


·         An equivalent to a master’s degree in a related field

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Annual Salary $95,000 – $135,000 DOE/DOQ (plus a negotiated sign-on bonus) and an attractive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by June 2nd at:


·         Round one of virtual interviews will take place on Friday, July 1st. Round two in-person interviews will take place in-person on Saturday, July 9th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:


·         541-630-0657 (direct)

·         866-929-9227 (toll-free)

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