The City of Fillmore is seeking to hire a highly skilled, dynamic, hands-on transformational leader to join the City as its next City Manager. Fillmore is located in the beautiful Heritage Valley of Ventura County, California, approximately 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 55 miles south of Santa Barbara. With a population of 15,000, the City of Fillmore is rich in history, culture and small town traditions. Its ideal location, affordable housing, and proximity to major urban centers all add to Fillmore’s reputation as “The Last Best Small Town.”
Fillmore is a general law city incorporated in 1914 and has a Council-Manager form of government with five council members elected at large for four year staggered terms. The Council selects a City Manager, who is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the City. The City Manager leads a workforce that includes 22 full-time employees, and several contract and part-time workers; contracts for police service from Ventura County; maintains a combo full-time and volunteer fire department; contracts for the operation of the City’s sewer plant; and delivers other municipal services through its dedicated workforce. The City’s general fund budget is $6 million and budgets for all funds total $31 million.
Candidates for this position must be proven leaders who thrive on challenges and opportunities to make a difference. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential as the City Manager of Fillmore will worked closely with the City Council to stabilize the City’s finances; enhance economic development opportunities; and reorganize the City to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. The selected candidate will be skilled in a variety of municipal operational functions and must be comfortable and capable of performing multiple departmental functions as City Manager. The ability to multi-task and analyze situations quickly and objectively in order to determine the proper course of action or alternatives must be a core competency to be considered for this position. The Council prefers seasoned City Manager candidates from small to medium-sized cities, but will consider strong leaders who possess multiple department head experience in the areas of finance, economic and community development, planning, and/or public works. Regardless of the candidates experience and background, they must be willing to tackle serious budget and economic development issues, be politically astute, and be the type of leaders who embrace and drive change in a proactive and collaborative manner. Fillmore is a small city and the final candidate must be community oriented, highly visible, and willing to listen and respond to the needs of the City’s elected officials, residents and businesses in a timely manner.This position requires the successful candidate to have the required education, experience and proven track record to excel as the City Manager of Fillmore.
The City offers a competitive salary dependent on the selected candidate's qualifications. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume (electronically preferred) to:
William D. Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brett Byers (email@example.com)
The Hawkins Company
11040 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite E-216
San Ramon, CA 94582
For complete brochure, visit http://www.thehawkinscompany.com/ or contact Bill Hawkins at 310-348-8800 or Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279. The position will remain open until filled. Materials received by February 15, 2013 will have first consideration.