City Manager
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City Manager
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Serves as the chief executive officer and the administrative head of the government of the City/District under the direction and control of the City Council/ District Board. Oversees the operation of six departments, including Police, Fire Public Works and Community Development, Administrative Services, and City Manager. Represents the City/District at various meetings and interfaces with a wide variety of government and business officials and local citizens and taxpayers.
Direction is provided by the City Council/District Board, their policies and actions. Supervises five department heads, directly, and through them approximately 140 full-time employees.
Duties include highly responsible chief executive functions in the administration and operation of municipal services. Either directly or through subordinates, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Overall City/District Administration including – prescribe rules necessary and expedient for the general conduct of offices and departments and conduct studies and reorganize offices, positions, or units under his/her jurisdiction, as may be indicated in the interest of efficient, effective, and economical conduct of the City/District’s business; investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of City government and the service maintained by public utilities; and attend all meetings of the Council/Board approval.

Personnel Administration including – appoint, discharge, promote, and demote any and all officers and employees of the City/District and prescribe duties and fix compensation subject to all applicable personnel ordinances, rules, and regulations or Council/Board motion.

Law Enforcement including - enforce all laws and ordinances of the City/District and see that all franchises, contracts, permits, and privileges granted by the Council/Board are faithfully observed.

Finance including – keep the Council/Board advised of the financial condition and future needs of the City/District; prepare the annual budget, submit to the Council/Board, and implement after approval; and control expenditures and purchasing.

Public Works and Community Development including – have charge and control of the acquisition, construction, improving, maintaining and operating of all works, utilities, and improvements of the City/District; and represent the City/District in negotiations for the sale or acquisition of lands, easements, or other property necessary or useful in carrying out the purposes and functions of the City/District.

Property Supervision including – exercise general supervision over all public buildings, public parks, and all other public property; perform other related duties as delegated by the Council/Board.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques of public and business administration as applied to a municipality; knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of managing a complex organization through subordinates; ability to plan, organize, and direct the affairs of the City/District and the work of others; ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, and plans; ability to read and interpret complex laws and ordinances; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the public; and ability to represent the City/District effectively in various meetings and negotiations.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from a recognized college or university with a B.S./B.A. degree in Business Administration or Public Administration, M.B.A./M.P.A. preferred. Graduate education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Experience:  Eight years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, which includes at leas three years as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or Deputy thereof; or five years experience in a responsible executive management position in government.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid Class 3 California Driver’s License.
SALARY:  $0 - $21,114 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200