Job Opening: Assistant City Manager / Chief Operating Officer of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica logoThe City of Santa Monica is looking for candidates to fill its Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer position. Click/tap here to download the full job description [PDF].

Within just 8.3 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the west side of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is home to 90,000 residents who enjoy beautiful neighborhoods, a world renowned beach, fabulous restaurants, a thriving art community, vibrant shopping districts, excellent schools, award-winning community facilities and parks, and plenty of sunshine.

The Assistant City Manager¬†will be responsible for ensuring the effective operations of an organization of 11 departments and 2300 staff and the hub for the City’s leadership team, which is committed to serving the Santa Monica community and transforming local government. The successful candidate will serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the City, spearheading strategic and operational planning and performance management for the City.

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in change management, civic engagement, and passion for public service, continuous learning and mentoring future leaders. Proven ability working in a sophisticated, dynamic, and demanding urban city with significant leadership and management skills are essential. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field and ten years of progressively responsible executive management experience is required.

Interested and qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and cover letter with current salary information electronically to smcity.acm@thehawkinscompany.com. Resumes received by June 9, 2017 will receive the first consideration. The position is open until filled.

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