City Manager
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City Manager
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
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.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
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.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
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.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
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.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
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, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a valid Class 3 California Driver’s License.
SALARY:  $14,747 - $17,925 per month

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