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2408 Deputy City Manager

Deputy City Manager

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Bryan Noblett and Greg Nelson


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The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, California offers its next Deputy City Manager a career-enriching opportunity to lead in a city with a high-performing organizational culture where employees make important contributions and are valued as team members. This opportunity allows the successful candidate to assist the City Manager in leading an Executive Team that enjoys working together and serving the community in this ideally situated Southern California city.


Situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and among the bucolic hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes is a contract city that has maintained its low-tax, low-density, semi-rural environment. The City and City Hall enjoy expansive open space and picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Los Angeles basin. Rancho Palos Verdes’ diverse and active population of approximately 41,000 enjoys all the benefits of a coastal community with a beautiful seaside location.


Rancho Palos Verdes is a General Law and Contract city and has operated under a Council-Manager form of government since its incorporation in 1973. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the City Council, which consists of five members elected at large on a nonpartisan basis.

The organization consists of 66 authorized full-time employees and approximately 62 part-time employees. City Departments include Administration, Finance, Community Development, Recreation & Parks, and Public Works. Police and fire services are contracted with and provided by Los Angeles County.

The City’s FY 2023-24 adopted citywide budget is $52.8 million of revenues and $61 million of expenditures. Of this amount, the City’s General Fund budget is $38.8 million of revenues and $38.1 million of expenditures. Additionally, the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget is almost $17 million in FY 2023-24.


This exempt, at-will position reports directly to the City Manager and effectively serves as the second in command in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes organization. This is a Department Director classification whose portfolio of responsibility will minimally include the Human Resources Department, Information Technology, City Clerk, Administration, and Public Safety. The next Deputy City Manager will have 7 direct reports and 14 staff members under their leadership responsibility. The Deputy City Manager provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager. Some essential job functions include assisting the City Manager in planning, organizing, and directing the services and activities of City departments and programs; participating in the preparation and administration of the City Manager’s Office budget; coordinating the development and administration of the City’s budget and Capital Improvement Program; and acting as the City Manager in the absence of the City Manager.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional management, interpersonal, analytical, and communication (written and verbal) skills, with a hands-on and proactive approach to addressing a broad range of municipal leadership issues and responsibilities. The successful candidate for this position must value relationships and be an empowering leader who encourages innovation and problem solving while holding people accountable for quality work. The City is seeking candidates with experience in overseeing human resource management. Additionally, experience in overseeing delivery of public safety services, information technology, and other administrative functions will be highly valued by the City.


Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, finance, public administration or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university. A Master’s degree in public administration is desirable.

  • Experience: A minimum of seven years of management and/or administrative experience in municipal administration and/or assigned program areas in a public agency.


The annual salary range for the Deputy City Manager is up to $217,414. Placement within the range is negotiable and dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). California PERS 2% @ 60 for employees with continuing PERS employment with a 7% employee contribution OR 2% @ 62 for new PERS members with an employee contribution of 50% of the normal rate. Employee contributions are made on a pre-tax basis. Final compensation for both plans is determined by the three-year average option.

Full-time employees work 80 hours in 9 days (9/80) and receive every other Friday off. City Hall hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A flex schedule via telework is possible with the City Manager’s approval.

For additional benefit information interested candidates are encouraged click on the brochure .pdf link on this page.


To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and résumé below. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Bryan Noblett | |(916) 550-4100

Greg Nelson | |(916) 550-4100

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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