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Deputy City Manager - City of Rialto, CA

Title Deputy City Manager
Type City/County Manager and Administrators
Date Posted 2022-07-06
City / Organization City of Rialto, CA
Website Click here for more information or to apply

JOB TITLE:  Deputy City Manager

AGENCY:   City of Rialto

LOCATION:   Rialto, CA

FILING DEADLINE:  August 5, 2022

SALARY RANGE:  $181,620 – $243,384 Annually


The Position

The Deputy City Manager provides the highest level of administrative and complex support to the City Manager in the overall management of the City of Rialto. The City has two allocated Deputy City Manager positions with one position currently focused on the Administrative Departments, including: Community Services, Finance, Human Resources & Risk Management, Information Technology, and Management Services. The second Deputy City Manager position was recently established by the City Council and will be assigned to provide high level administrative support to the following focus areas: Community Development (Building and Planning), Engineering Services, and Maintenance & Facilities. The purpose of this recruitment is to fill this second Deputy City Manager position, with a special focus on effective leadership of the Community Development Department as the City pursues a future recruitment to fill the Director of Community Development position. The Deputy City Manager position plans, organizes, and provides staff direction, mentoring, and oversight for these key City functions and activities, as well as policy guidance and program evaluation and program management. The Deputy City Manager will foster cooperative working relationships with State and local intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; pursue appropriate avenues of economic and community development; and perform related work and special projects as required.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an honest, motivated, working manager with a record of professional accomplishments that demonstrate the ability to effectively lead in a diverse public organization. A proven record as an effective and collaborative leader—possessing confidence, excellent  communication and interpersonal skills, strong technical and business acumen, and sound fiscal management skills are essential. This Deputy City Manager position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to quality improvement, customer service, staff engagement and inclusiveness, and performance management. The qualified candidate will be able to negotiate challenging political waters, while remaining focused on organizational goals and working with a passionate and involved City Council. The successful candidate will be a visionary, strategic leader and planner who can work with City Council, staff, property owners and developers, the business community, and other key stakeholders to achieve economic growth and improve the quality of life for all City residents.


The successful candidate shall have expertise in financial and budget management, and public sector administration. The ideal candidate will have focused experience in the areas of Community Development, including a background in economic development and planning with awareness of environmental regulations and laws affecting community development. Excellent interpersonal abilities are necessary to build and maintain solid relationships with elected officials, regional and national business partners, surrounding cities, governmental agencies, staff, and the community through open and respectful dialogue.


Key Attributes and Characteristics

  • A strong leader who shares the vision of the Council, City Manager, and community, and who can advocate, articulate, and implement that vision. A manager who is able to blend innovation and creativity; someone who can think outside the box and can creatively help continue to support the City in a positive direction.
  • A professional who upholds the values of the City of Rialto while building positive employee working relations and respecting the richness of cultures and diversity.
  • A friendly, approachable leader who is actively engaged in the community to ensure quality customer service.
  • A communicative leader with the highest integrity, character, and ethics.
  • A manager who values and openly demonstrates an appreciation for and connection with staff and has the ability to maintain and build trust and actively listen.


The Community

The City of Rialto, known as “The Bridge to Progress” city, is in San Bernardino County and is home to a highly diverse community of over 104,000 residents. Conveniently located close to some of the State’s majestic snow-capped mountains, tranquil deserts, and pristine beaches, Rialto offers unique recreational opportunities for every lifestyle. Whatever the recreational or artistic pursuits, they can be found close at hand and include skiing in Big Bear, golfing in Palm Springs, shopping on Rodeo Drive, surfing at Malibu, visiting Disneyland, the Music Center, the California Speedway, Hollywood, historic mission sites, or the National Orange Show. Striving to become a leader in sustainability, the City has strategically focused on striking a balance between visitors, businesses, and residents.


For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:



To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of six professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at: https://koffassociates.com/deputy-city-manager/.


Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.


For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas at (510) 495-0448 or Email: frojas@koffassociates.com

Website: https://koffassociates.com/


Job Post Expiration Date   2022-09-04

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.