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The "Castle City"

THE JOB: Under the direction of City Council, the City Manager serves as the chief executive officer for the City, providing leadership and representation for all matters concerning City government.  The City Manager oversees a nearly full-service City, which includes Police, Fire, Public Works, and Administration and Finance departments.  City Planning and Engineering services are provided through private firm contracts with oversight by the City Manager. The City Manager’s Office leads the financial and budget management process for the City and directs the City’s efforts to plan for the future.  The City Manager’s office performs research, suggest policy development and direction for City Council and evaluates potential public programs and grants.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:  The City of Ione is looking for an exceptional leader with extensive executive leadership experience. The City seeks a candidate with a master’s degree in public administration, government operations, business management, or a similar program and 10+ years of experience as a high-level municipal executive or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The City Council seeks a candidate with experience with wastewater management and a proven track record of successfully implementing economic development strategies.

The ideal candidate will possess high personal integrity and ethical behavior with a proven record of leadership, fiscal stewardship and accomplishment preferably in a public sector environment. He/she will have experienced opportunities and challenges presented by steady growth in development, population and demand for services.

The candidate will have successfully served in an organization with a council-manager form of government and demonstrated the skills of prioritizing projects and resources while communicating ideas, issues and results on a timely basis. This will also include a focus on achieving results and outcomes on agreed-upon goals and priorities.

The successful candidate will have a history of understanding and demonstrating the positive value of developing and maintaining effective relationships that include availability and accessibility to the public, staff, and elected officials. There should also be a proven record of embracing innovation and encouraging cross-functional partnerships to achieve results.

Advanced skills in community building and engagement and an understanding of equity principles are critical.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  The annual salary range for this position is $135,000 —$160,000 DOE/DOQ. The City provides a comprehensive benefits package as part of the total rewards package which includes medical, dental, and vision plans. The total rewards package also includes City-paid Life Insurance, vacation, sick, holiday, and administrative leave as well as 2 floating holidays. The City participates in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), Social Security and Medicare.

TO APPLY:  Position is Open Until Filled with the first application review date of July 22, 2022.

Contact: Julie Millard at or by calling (209) 274-2412 ext. 101 for an application package. To see the recruitment brochure click here:

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