City ManagerCITY OF ORANGE COVE
The City of Orange Cove is now accepting applications for the position of City Manager.
Bilingual Candidates are encourage to apply.
The City of Orange Cove is accepting applications from interested and
qualified candidates for City Manager. The City Manager is appointed by the
City Council and is responsible for the administration of City affairs. The City
Manager also serves as the City’s Personnel Director and as the Executive
Director for the Redevelopment Agency. The position requires an
experienced local government professional with broad knowledge of
municipal functions with a strong emphasis in administration and in creating
economic success for the City.
II. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The desired candidate is someone who has experience as City Manager,
Assistant City Manager or comparable administrative experience in a similar
city or other local public agency. A BA/BS degree is required preferably in
public administration, business administration, or a related field. A Master’s
degree is desirable.
The new City Manager must keep the City Council informed in a timely and
accurate manner and provide professional recommendations to assist the
City Council in meeting its goals. The City Manager should have knowledge
of municipal government and be a strong generalist with personnel,
operations, supervisory, and financial management skills. The ideal
candidate is a confident, hands-on manager and team builder with a strong
work ethic and bilingual. The ideal candidate must be a creative thinker who
can assist in fiscal management and economic development without
sacrificing the City’s small town ambiance.
Other desired characteristics are:
· Good character, positive attitude and utmost integrity
· Open and inclusive communication style
· Sensitive to a diverse community
· Effective and strong leadership, yet respectful and tactful
· Positive and effective intergovernmental, regional, and community
· Knowledge of municipal government
· Spanish language fluency
· Willing to live in the community or in close proximity
· Exceptional oral and written communication skills
III. THE COMMUNITY
The City of Orange Cove is a comfortable agricultural community with a
population of 9,179 located within the citrus belt of eastern Fresno County.
Located within 4 hours drive of the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles basin
areas, the City lies 35 miles south east of Fresno and a 30 minute drive east
of Freeway 99 in central California. The City enjoys a year around growing
season for hundreds of acres of orange and lemon citrus fruit, with major
packing house operations, surrounding the community. Orange Cove is a
destination site for the annual spring Fresno County Blossom Trail event that
kicks off the agricultural growing season. It is located within an hour’s drive of
the Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park areas for fishing, hiking and family
recreational activity. In late 2009, the City welcomed establishment of the
Orange Cove Police Department. The new Orange Cove City Council has
established public safety, economic development and infrastructure
development as local community priorities.
IV. CITY GOVERNMENT
Orange Cove is a General Law City with a Council-Manager form of
government. The City is governed by a five-member City Council elected at
large. The Mayor is elected directly and the Mayor Pro Tem is chosen by the
Council. The City Council also serves as the City’s Redevelopment Agency
Board of Directors.
The City Council is committed to managing City business and resources
effectively, improving the quality of life in the City, and enhancing the public
trust. City Council goals include priorities in the areas of economic
development, public safety, and community relations. Orange Cove is a fullservice
City, with a work force of 32 fulltime and 3 part-time employees
in the departments of Finance, Planning & Building, Public Works, and Police.
V. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary range for City Manager depends upon the qualifications of the
successful candidate. The City Council will negotiate with the successful
candidate and enter into an at-will employment agreement with benefits.
Current City benefits include:
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (2% at 60). City pays
employee and employer’s contribution.
· Medical: City paid HMO/PPO medical coverage for employee and
eligible dependents through major insurance carrier
· Dental/Vision: 100% premium paid by City for employee and
· Life: $50,000 Basic Life Insurance paid by City with voluntary optional
coverage available at employee cost
· Social Security: City pays SDI and SUI taxes for employee
12 days of paid administrative leave annually for first five years of service; 12
days of sick leave; 12days of vacation; and 12 paid holidays.
Provided by the City at a rate of $400 per month
Voluntary Supplemental Accidental Injury and Short-Term Disability available
at employee cost.
VI. SEARCH SCHEDULE
The filing deadline is December 15, 2017 on or before noon. The City will
endeavor to fill the position before January 1, 2018. Candidates are subject to