City of Pacific Grove, CA
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Job Description

The City of Pacific Grove is seeking qualified applicants to serve as interim City Manager of this

beautiful historic beachside community in Monterey County.


Sharing borders with the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay, the Del Monte Forest, and the City of Monterey, Pacific Grove provides an unparalleled quality of life. Located on the very tip of the scenic Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove boasts a beautiful, fully accessible coastline. The community encompasses a total area of less than three square miles, with more than 3.5 miles of beaches, rocky outcroppings, and shoreline parks. Primarily a residential community, Pacific Grove has a population of 15,090 and over 1,300 registered historic homes and other structures. Pacific Grove is a charter city, which operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Over 105 full-time equivalent (FTE) city employees work together to provide efficient delivery of quality public services that are essential to those who live and work in Pacific Grove.


The City Council is looking for an experienced Interim City Manager to take the helm while the City conducts a recruitment to select a permanent City Manager. The interim City Manager will join a well-established and thriving local municipality. Responsibilities include carrying out the policy and directions of the City Council and advocating for effective and efficient operations of the city government. The Interim City Manager will provide leadership to support the development of staff, intentionally creating a culture of communication, collaboration, and pride in providing municipal services. The ideal candidate will be a decisive and collaborative leader with broad experience navigating the politics of local governance and a champion of inclusive, transparent, and customer service-oriented government. The previous City Manager’s salary was $216,008 annually. Click here to read the full job description.


Please Note: The Interim City Manager is not eligible for appointment to the permanent position. 


If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: 10/1/23