Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is known for its crystal-blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, and starry nights. Palm Springs’ rich history and gorgeous weather make it an ideal place to live and a preferred destination of travelers from all over the world. The City maintains the charm of a small town while offering the amenities of an urban center.
Palm Springs is as a charter city and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Council Members are elected by district and serve four-year staggered terms, with the position of Mayor rotating annually. The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney. The City of Palm Springs is a full-service city and has a FY2020-21 revised budget of $257 million with 506 allocated positions.
Palm Springs has a reputation for being a diverse, inclusive and high-achieving, world-class destination city that welcomes everyone. The thriving city brims with positive energy and active citizenry, and a passion for social justice and equity issues. The City seeks proven, hard-working and strategic professionals with a background in public service leadership in similarly complex organizations to be considered for the next city manager.
Candidates should have a combination similar to 5-10 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in local government, preferably in an advanced executive management position; AND a BA/BS degree (master’s degree preferred). Experience working in a full-service city as well as experience working collaboratively with engaged neighborhood and business groups and associations desired. Experience working with the tourism industry is a plus.