City of Sutter Creek
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(209) 267-5647 x284
Job Description
City Manager
City of Sutter Creek, California
Annual Salary: $125,000 - $175,000

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The City of Sutter Creek, California, is seeking its next City Manager to promote and efficiently implement the policy priorities of the City Council, and develop winning administrative strategies to meet the modern needs of this historic community that has both unique gifts and unique challenges. The City Manager will be an experienced public administrator, well-grounded in supporting public infrastructure development, fiscal stability, staff leadership, and community relations. This leader will oversee the City’s annual budget of approximately $6 million while supervising 18 employees with four direct reports. Additionally, the City Manager will be resilient, a strategic organizational leader, and demonstrate confidence, all balanced with humility and empathy for others.

This role offers the opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively to find solutions to improve the City’s infrastructure, with a strong emphasis on its wastewater treatment system, roads and streets, parks, and city facilities, and requires someone who is comfortable and competent in that role. The City is eager to have a strong manager who can hit the ground running, focus on core City responsibilities, engage with others out in the community, and get things done. The successful candidate will create and support an organizational culture that fosters professionalism, honesty, creative thinking, and an enjoyable work environment. Interested applicants should have a desire and passion for public service, embrace and engage with our close-knit community, and take an interest in Sutter Creek’s vibrant culture, history, and vision. If this all sounds like the right fit for you, apply today!
  THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of serving small cities with the goal of maintaining and developing current services and city-wide infrastructure. They will be public-facing and hardworking with a passion for serving the public and providing strong municipal governance and leadership acumen. They will be interested in becoming part of the community through community engagement and relationship building. It is critical that the next City Manager bring strong communication skills and an eagerness to provide active public communications to the community regarding the progress of key City projects.
The successful candidate will be creative and forward-thinking, finding opportunities for shared partnerships that will support City projects and initiatives, and bringing demonstrated experience working with developers, businesses, and economic development strategies. The successful candidate will value community and employee engagement and build upon a culture where people love what they do. They will be a high-energy leader, with a positive attitude and excitement about this role!