• Full Time
  • Elk Grove, CA
  • $213,005 to $285,461 annually USD / Year

Website City of Elk Grove


The City of Elk Grove is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for a visionary and inclusive leader to join the City organization as its next Assistant City Manager. The Assistant City Manager (ACM) will oversee a portfolio of departments based on the successful candidate’s background and experience. Applicants must have subject matter skills and knowledge, supervisory and management experience, and a track-record in leadership working with a diverse workforce and affecting inclusive and effective outcomes. This position truly offers a skilled leader the opportunity to work alongside the City Manager and the Executive Team to bring new perspective, leadership, and additional innovation to further the City Council’s goals and objectives!


Elk Grove is a diverse, vibrant, and family-friendly community of approximately 178,000 people in the Sacramento, California region, located 14 miles south of the State Capitol and 60 miles east of the Bay Area. In addition, the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, several wine country regions, and countless other nearby amenities offer endless day-trip opportunities. Elk Grove is a young, ethnically diverse, modern city that was the first city in California to incorporate in the 21st Century (July 2000). The city is known for its low crime rate, excellent schools, over 100 community parks and 28 miles of trails, plentiful dining and shopping options, numerous annual events and festivals, and over 270 sunny days per year.


The City Manager leads an organization of 486 full-time equivalent staff and a FY24-25 General Fund budget of $120.7 million (including Measure E, the City’s 1% sales tax). The total FY budget including Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) is $374 million. The City is exceptionally strong financially, with robust and growing reserve funds, PERS pension funding in the top 10% among all local governments in the State and a new 1% sales tax approved by voters in 2022. This financial strength allows the City to pursue unique and transformational projects, support the career growth and development of staff, maintain a highly competitive compensation system that allows the City to recruit and retain a diverse and talented workforce and invest in programs, services and infrastructure that support a superior quality of life and thriving business environment.


The City Manager’s Office is led by the City Manager, assisted by an Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Economic Development Director and Human Resources Director. The Department ensures efficient day-to-day operations throughout the City while overseeing programs and projects that provide residents with a high quality of life. The City Manager continually strives to keep the City in a fiscally strong and economically sound position, while looking for opportunities to improve City services and pursue new programs and projects that are responsive to community priorities. The City Manager’s Office consists of 33.5 FTEs and has a FY 23/24 budget of $23.3 million.


Reporting to the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the programs, projects, contracts and operations of an assigned portfolio of City departments. This executive management position has not been filled for several years, and the exact portfolio of responsibility will be assigned by the City Manager based on the demonstrated experience the successful candidate brings to the organization. The Assistant City Manager will assist the City Manager in the overall management of City operations and services, managing assigned special projects and coordinating activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the community. Some of the essential functions of the Assistant City Manager include implementing directives and policies from the City Manager; providing guidance and direction to department directors to coordinate and direct programs and projects; ensuring the successful completion of programs and projects; and managing and participating in the development and administration of assigned departmental budgets.

The ideal candidate for the position of Assistant City Manager will have a collaborative, inclusive leadership style; be a relationship builder with a strong team orientation; possess extensive leadership experience; will bring demonstrated project management expertise; will approach challenges as opportunities, demonstrate resiliency, and seek innovation and creativity in problem solving; and will have a demonstrated focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying; however, the most qualified candidates will possess the following:

Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, political science, finance, or a directly related field.

Experience: Eight (8) years of experience in a leadership managerial capacity involving responsibility for planning, organization, and implementation of major functions and programs.  Local municipality experience is desired, but not required.


The annual salary range for the Assistant City Manager is $213,005 – $285,461, with placement made depending upon experience. The city offers an excellent benefit package including a CalPERS retirement with the formula dependent upon hire date with the City of Elk Grove and/or status with a reciprocal Public Retirement System. Classic members in CalPERS receive 2% at 55 and new or PEPRA members receive 2% at 62.

For additional benefit information, interested candidates are encouraged to review the detailed recruitment brochure at www.mosaicpublic.com/careers.


Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter no later than Monday, July 29, 2024, at:


This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality until finalists have been identified. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Bryan Noblett | bryan@mosaicpublic.com | (916) 550-4100

Greg Nelson | greg@mosaicpublic.com | (916) 550-4100

To apply for this job please visit www.mosaicpublic.com.