City Manager - City of Ventura, California

Located along Southern California’s beautiful coastline, the City of Ventura (pop. 109,000) is home to miles of golden beaches, a beautiful and vibrant downtown district, and a variety of arts, culture, and entertainment options. Located just 30 miles south of Santa Barbara and 63 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Ventura is one of the country’s most livable communities and has been named among “The 10 Best Places to Live Now” by Men’s Journal and “the absolute most desirable place to live in America” according to the USDA Economic Research Service in 2015. Incorporated in 1866, Ventura is a community proud of its long history and rich culture. The revitalized historic downtown district boasts museums, galleries, dining, and shopping, as well as the Mission San Buenaventura and the internationally acclaimed Rubicon Theatre Company. Appointed by the seven-member City Council, the City Manager will oversee this full-service City with 617 full- time employees and a Fiscal Year 2017/18 total budget of $277 million. Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred. The current incumbent’s annual salary is $246,684, and appointment will be made depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

Ventura from Above
A video featuring a bird's-eye view of the most beautiful spots in Ventura and is a reminder of what a great community they have!
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Filing Deadline:  Reopens in May 2018