City of Redding

Redding is located in Northern California in Shasta County. Just 160 miles north of Sacramento and 230 miles north of San Francisco. Redding boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year and is known as the “trails capital” of California as it has over 225 miles of pedestrian, bike, and equestrian trails. With a population of 94,000, Redding is the second largest California city north of Sacramento. As the county’s administrative center, the City of Redding is at the forefront of trade and commerce and is a regional hub for retail, education, professional services, and government. The area is known for its captivating scenery, bustling economy, and vibrant community. With an average commute of 10 minutes, an affordable housing market, and a family-friendly community, Redding promotes a high quality of life for its residents.

This position combines both the role of an Assistant City Manager as well as a Personnel Director who will plan, organize, and direct the activities of the Personnel Department. This includes Personnel, Risk Management – Workers’ Compensation, Volunteer Services, Health and Welfare Benefits Program, Payroll, and Labor Relations. The new Assistant City Manager/Personnel Director will participate as a member of the City’s senior management team fostering cooperative working relationships among departments. The position will oversee functional areas that provide key support services to City operations, requiring the successful candidate to be a solid business partner who facilitates and delivers exceptional and essential services, while actively supporting the improvement of the organization as well as administering and enforcing City personnel rules and regulations. Representing the City while overseeing the entire labor relation process and implementing a cooperation based approach to labor relations/negotiations will be crucially important to succeeding in this role.

The ideal candidate will have seven to 10 years of progressively responsible general administrative and personnel-related administration experience in municipal government, including appropriate management and supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree with major work in Public Administration, Business, Economics, Social Sciences, or a closely related field is preferred as is an advanced degree. The salary range for this position is $164,748 – $214,176 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by December 9, 2022.

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