Assistant City Administrator

City of Oakland, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; Assistant/Deputy Department Director
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $169,126 - $253,690.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 420,000
  • Where: 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Feb 12 2019

The Assistant City Administrator recruitment is being conducted by The Hawkins Company (search consultants). They will review all written materials submitted, and will screen and evaluate candidates. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an on-site interview. Interested and qualified individual are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, outing the highlights of their career, significant and relevant accomplishments, and why they are interested, electronically to . Resumes received by March 15, 2019 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled. Profile available at The Hawkins Company 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #110-216 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279, or Mr. Bill Hawkins at 310-348-8800.,


City of Oakland, CA
Assistant City Administrator

Progressive city seeks exceptional leader to become Assistant City Administrator

The City of Oakland (pop. 420,000) a diverse and vibrant city, with over 4,000 FTE’s, 15 departments/offices and a total annual budget of $1.4 billion, is looking for an innovative, high achieving leader who is a proven municipal executive with exceptional general management expertise. The Assistant City Administrator (ACA) will be a forward-thinking problem-solver committed to values of transparency, collaboration, racial equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will join a top-notch executive team committed to providing excellent services to the entire Oakland Community. Visit for more information on the City of Oakland

The successful candidate will report to the City Administrator and work closely with elected officials and the community. The ACA will provide guidance and support to a portfolio of city departments, participate in establishing models of performance excellence, and represent the City Administrator, Mayor and Council on boards and committees. The Assistant City Administrator will mentor staff, lead strategic and operational planning, enhance citywide performance management systems to achieve the Mayor’s and Council’s strategic outcomes.

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in organizational development, broad municipal management skills and experience, solid people and financial management skills, commitment to civic engagement and passion for public service. Proven ability working in a sophisticated, dynamic, and demanding urban city with significant leadership and management skills are essential.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible executive management experience is required.

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