City Administrator

City Administration
Central Valley
5/30/2019 at 5pm
$134,803.00-$162,697.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


130 S. Second Street Chowchilla, 93610



The City of Chowchilla is seeking an experienced, innovative, results-oriented professional who is prepared to navigate the many exciting capital, residential and large commercial projects on the horizon. The City Administrator will have a tremendous opportunity to build upon the strengths of a skilled and motivated staff, and a visionary and cohesive five-member City Council. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of relevant municipal management experience. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.


The application deadline is Thursday, May 30, 2019. Please email a cover letter, comprehensive resume and six professional references to; telephone (559) 6650-8615 x102, or mail the packet to: City Clerk's Office, City of Chowchilla, 130 S Second Street, Chowchilla, CA 93610.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a strong leader with the confidence, creativity and enthusiasm to embrace the challenges of a diverse community with untapped potential.  This person will be community-oriented and express a capable willingness to build and strengthen collaborative relationship with regional stakeholders, governmental entities, partnering agencies, plus local service clubs and organizations.  The best candidate will have experience as a public agency management professional with a demonstrated track record in community relations, strategic planning, staff management , and support to an elected governing board.  

Professionalism, responsiveness, accessibility to the public, a customer service orientation, transparency, and innovation are valued traits.  The City takes a team-oriented approach to business.  A candidate that will lead collaboratively and be respectful of others is highly valued.  

The new City Administrator will encourage an open and transparent relationship with the City Council and staff.  Candidates who will lead by example will be valued.  Strong interpersonal skills and unquestioned integrity will be highly valued.  

Qualified candidates are local government executives, deputies or department heads from comparable communities with at least five years of significant, directly related leadership experience.  A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Finance, or a related field is required.  A Master's degree in a related discipline (for example, MPA, MBA) is highly desirable.  


Retirement - CalPERS 2% @ 60 plan for "classic" members with the employee share currently 7%.  New members are 2% @ 62 with an employee share of 6.35%.  The City does not participate in Social Security. 

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance - The City offers health, dental, and vision insurance with a share of cost depending on type of plan such as family, individual, employee plus one, employee and child, etc.  For a copy of these current costs please request matrix from City Clerk.  The health insurance plan that is standard is the Gold Plan.  Employees may buy up to a Platinum Plan or buy down to the Silver Plan.  Employees who have other insurance and declines the City plans will be paid a stipend in the amount of $150 for health, $25 for vision and $50 for dental. 

State Disability Insurance (SDI) - 1.0% of salary paid by employee

Deferred Compensation - 457 Plan available at the expense of employee.

Life Insurance - provided in the amount of $100,000 for department heads and City Administrator.  The employee pays taxes on all premium values over $50,000 in accordance with IRS guidelines, the average per pay period amount that is taxable is approximately $6.

Holidays - 11 paid holidays per year, plus two additional floating paid holidays.

Sick Leave - 12 days per year in addition to the annual leave.  

Other Benefits - Longevity pay applies to all employees at the rate of 2.5% for every 5 years of service with the City of Chowchilla.  Other benefits that may apply to include education incentives pay and certificate cay, etc. depending on the City Council Approved Contract.  

Special Instructions

The deadline is Thursday, May 30, 2019.  To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of six work related reference (who will not be contacted without your prior notice).

The City's web site is

Submit the requested materials for:

City of Chowchilla

Administrative Services / Personnel Office

130 S. Second Street

Chowchilla, CA  93610

Those candidates who best meet the qualifications will be invited to participate in the testing and oral interview process. 

The City will make reasonable accommodations in the examination process for disabled applicants.  If you have special needs, please indicate such on your application.

The City of Chowchilla does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, martial status, sexual orientation, sex, or age, in any programs or activities.  

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