City Manager

  • City of Turlock, CA
  • Turlock, California
  • May 06, 2017
Full Time Administration and Management Executive
  • Salary: Open DOQ
  • Salary Top: Current range is $214,848 - $261,144
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 916-443-2421
  • Apply By: Jun 07, 2017


CITY OF TURLOCK, CA  - City Manager

In response to the planned retirement of the current City Manager in late August,2017, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Turlock are seeking an experienced, innovative City Manager to work cooperatively in leading a community of over 170,000 residents. Over its 107+ year history, the City of Turlock has seen well managed growth to become the second largest city in Stanislaus County, CA. Although the City views agricultural manufacturing as the backbone of the City's economy, it is also home to a number of major non-agricultural employers including the highly- regarded California State University Stanislaus (rated among the top ten Universities in the New West Coasts Master's category by US News & World Report Magazine).

The City operates as a General Law City under the Council/Manager form of government. The Council is comprised of a Mayor and four Council Members with the Mayor elected at large and the Council by Districts. The City Manager is selected and appointed by the City Council.


Job Description

The City Manager is the professional Chief Administrative Officer for the City and is responsible to the Mayor and City Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in the City Manager's charge. The City Manager manages the Department Directors and the leadership of major City functions. The City of Turlock has a 2016-2017 adopted General Fund budget of approximately $36.1 million and a total budget of about $144.9 million. Adopted current staffing for 2016-2017 is about 347 FTE's.

Special Instructions

How to Apply

Applications are preferred electronically at:

Robert Neher, President or Rahn Sibley, Vice President

Neher & Associates, LLC

3790 Millerton Place, Suite 100 West Sacramento, CA 95691 916-443-2421

Office Phone: 916-443-5949 Office Fax: 916-443-5949

The position is officially open until filled. The search is, however on a fast track. Leading candidate applications will likely be reviewed with the City in early June, 2017 and potential interviews with Screening/Interview Panels by mid to late June. Interviews of Finalists with the City Council is tentatively scheduled for early July, 2017.

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Additional Information

Brochure/Additional Job Details

The City offers a competitive benefit and compensation package for the City Manager. For more details on this and a detailed position profile/recruitment brochure please go to:

The City of Turlock is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should have strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as solid presentation and organizational abilities. Minimum qualifications include five years of increasingly responsible administrative and managerial experience in a public or private agency involving strong administrative/executive level management. At least three years of experience as a City/Town/Village Manager or as an Assistant/Deputy Manager, CEO/CAO or similar level executive management is also desirable.

Minimum qualifications also include procession of a four-year (or equivalent) college or university degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, urban planning, finance, law, or a closely related field(s). A Master’s or other Advanced degree or experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities equivalent to a Master’s or other Advanced degree is desirable, but not required.