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Interim City Manager
Town of Atherton, San Francisco/Peninsula

City Administration

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 752-0504
Close Date: Oct 29, 2010


Interim City Manager
The Town of Atherton invites your interest for the position of Interim City Manager.
The Interim City Manager will serve at the pleasure of the five member City Council as its chief administrative officer on an interim basis. The Town of Atherton seeks to hire a qualified applicant for the position effective November 8, 2010, or soon thereafter. The City Council intends to maintain the interim City Manager position for the period during which it is recruiting candidates for, and hiring the Town of Atherton’s regular City Manager. 
A copy of the Ordinance describing the powers and duties for the regular City Manager position is attached. The contracted 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 during the period while the Town is recruiting for, and hiring a regular City Manager. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership capabilities, substantial knowledge of managing in the public sector and perhaps even some private business experience, financial acumen, good interpersonal skills, an equitable and responsive attitude which values all people and residents of the Town of Atherton in particular, a desire to strive for excellence and superior service while supporting a cohesive and efficient town staff  
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest, your resume, current salary, and a completed copy of Atherton’s Application for Employment and the names and phone numbers of five professional references to:
Applications must be received by 5:00 p. m. on Friday, October 28, 2010. The Town may extend this application deadline if it determines that it has not received sufficient qualified applicant(s) by the established due date. 
Application forms may be obtained from Deputy City Clerk, Theresa DellaSanta, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA 94027, (650) 752-0529, or from the Town’s website at
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.

ATHERTON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.12.070 Powers and duties.
The city manager shall be the administrative head of the government of the town under the direction and control of the city council, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. He shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all the affairs of the town which are under his control. In addition to his general powers as administrative head, and not as a limitation thereon, it shall be his duty and he shall have the powers set forth in the following subsections:
A. To see that all laws and ordinances of the town are duly enforced and that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the town are faithfully observed;
B. To control, order and give directions to all heads of departments, except the city attorney, and to subordinate officers and employees of the town through their department head, and consolidate or combine offices, positions, departments or units under his direction;
C. To appoint, remove and demote any and all officers and employees of the town except the mayor, councilmen, chairman and members of the planning commission and the city attorney;
D. To represent the town in its negotiations and working relationships with the state, the county and other governmental jurisdictions; provided, that any contracts negotiated for the exchange of services from any such other governmental jurisdiction shall be subject to approval by the city council;
E. To perform all of the duties and powers imposed by law on the city clerk or city auditor;
F. To attend all meetings of the city council of the town unless excused therefrom by the council;
G. To recommend to the city council for adoption such measures or ordinances as he deems necessary or expedient;
H. To keep the city council at all times fully advised as to the financial conditions and needs of the town;
I. To prepare and submit the proposed annual budget and the proposed annual salary plan to the city council for its approval, and to supervise the administration of the budget after its adoption;
J. To purchase all supplies for all of the departments or divisions of the town. No expenditures shall be submitted or recommended to the city council except on report or approval of the city manager. He shall approve all warrants drawn on the town before payment thereof;
K. To make investigations into the affairs of the town or any department or division thereof and any contract for the proper performance thereof;
L. To investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the town government and in regard to the service maintained by public utilities in such town;
M. To exercise general supervision over all public buildings, public parks and all other public property which are under the control and jurisdiction of the city council;
N. To devote full time to the duties of his office and the interest of the town. The city manager shall not be employed by or work for any other person, corporation or entity, whether or not compensated therefor;
O. To perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be delegated to him from time to time by ordinance or resolution or other action of the city council;
P. To attend any and all meetings of any commissions or boards created by the city council upon his own volition or upon direction of the city council. At any such meetings at which he attends, the city manager shall be heard by such commissions and boards as to all matters upon which he wishes to address them. (Ord. 274 § 7, 1967)


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