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The City of Jackson, CA is seeking a City Manager & invites qualified applicants to consider this unique opportunity

Due to retirement of the City Manager, the City of Jackson, CA (pop. 4651) located 48 miles northeast of Sacramento, is seeking a city manager. Jackson is a full service community and the county seat of Amador County. Located in “Gold Country,” Jackson boasts a thriving nationally registered historic downtown which attracts visitors from throughout California and the nation. Jackson has a strong sense of community and is a pleasant area to live and work. The ideal City Manager will be a confident collaborative manager who effectively delegates to and empowers a small close knit staff while making staff accountable. Ideal candidate will place a high value on communication with Council, staff and the community. Key abilities identified by City Council include being a strategic thinker and a team builder, who earns trust through integrity and credibility. Strong budgeting and financial skills are a must. Ability to identify, prioritize and manage infrastructure projects is highly desired.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or closely related field as well as five years of municipal service, preferably in or on a city management track, with minimum of three years of direct supervisory experience of personnel. Masters degree in Public Administration is highly desirable. Salary hiring range is up to $110,000.. Excellent benefits. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter how indicating how you match the City’s identified needs along with a resume, salary history(last ten years) and five professional references to Mayor, City of Jackson,33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642 by April 12, 2017 via mail or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Challenges and Expectations of New City Manager as Viewed by City Council (February, 2017) (pdf document)

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