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City Manager Opening

Original post made by Craigslist, Atherton: other, on Feb 20, 2012


Town of Atherton, CA

Salary DOQ including exceptional benefits and possible housing assistance. The Town of Atherton, located on the peninsula midway between San Francisco and San Jose, is home to some of the most beautiful estates in the country. The Town of Atherton, (pop. 6,900) operating under a council-manager form of government, is seeking a highly qualified City Manager to provide day-to-day operational authority over a small in-house staff, contract service providers and an exceptionally customer service based in-house police department.

The new City Manager will have exceptional communication skills, a sense of strong customer service and have significant experience in municipal operations including experience as a city manager or assistant city manager. The City Manager will need to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and be results oriented in accomplishing tasks. The ideal candidate is fiscally conservative, a supporter of lean government and committed to efficiency of service within the Town. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will possess strong leadership capabilities, substantial knowledge of managing in the public sector, private business experience, financial expertise, good interpersonal skills, an impartial and responsive attitude which values all people and residents of the Town of Atherton and in particular, a desire to strive for excellence and superior service while supporting a cohesive and efficient town staff.

A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible work experience in government is preferred, including at least six years in a management capacity. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field; Master’s is desirable.

A copy of the Ordinance describing the powers and duties for the City Manager position is attached. The salary and other specific job duties and employment provisions will be subject to negotiations between the final candidate and City Council in order to best use the skills of the selected candidate to meet the needs of the Town of Atherton.

The current interim City Manager will not be a candidate. The City Council will meet in late February to establish criteria for vetting candidate resumes. To apply please contact Theresa DellaSanta at for a copy of the criteria before submitting a cover letter, resume and salary history. Open until filled.

The Town of Atherton is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable state and federal employment laws, including, but not limited to, laws prohibiting unlawful discrimination.


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