Deputy City Manager

  • City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • May 19, 2017
Full Time Administration and Management Management
  • Apply By: Aug 17, 2017


City of Santa Monica

Deputy City Manager


Progressive city seeks strong leader to become Deputy City Manager


The City of Santa Monica (pop. 93,000), a diverse and vibrant city, with 2300 employees, 11 departments and a budget of $600 million, is looking for a high achieving individual who will help build a 21st century government, and who values innovation, equity and inclusion! Visit for more information on the City Santa Monica. 


The successful candidate will serve as the key member of the City Manager’s executive team and will lead and coordinate special projects and develop policies to enhance the City’s goal of being a high performing organization. Reporting to the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager will work collaboratively with departments on special projects identified by the Council and City Manager to launch or enhance initiatives in support of the City’s strategic goals; work on policy issues that impact City operations; and assist the CM and ACM with important city-wide issues and projects.


Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in policy analysis, project management, and civic engagement with a passion for public service. Proven ability working in a sophisticated, dynamic, and demanding urban city with significant leadership and management skills is essential.


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


The Deputy City Manager recruitment is being conducted by The Hawkins Company (search consultants).  They will review all written materials submitted, and will screen and evaluate candidates.  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 with current salary information electronically to .  Resumes received by July 7, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled.  Profile is 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, 

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