Assistant City Manager

$273,000 yearly
  • Peckham & McKenney
  • Indio, CA, USA
  • May 09, 2024
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Assistant City Manager

City of Indio, California


The City of Indio (population approximately 100,000) is a full-service city with about 300 full-time positions and a 2023-2024 total fiscal year budget of $361 million (General Fund budget of $134.8 million).  In support of being the largest and fastest growing city in the Coachella Valley, the City is also a nimble, flexible, responsive, innovative and entrepreneurial organization.  The City is bursting with growth and development, downtown revitalization, and huge investments in community infrastructure. The downtown area is experiencing over $200 million in investment, and there is over 3,500 new housing units in construction or being planned throughout the city (in addition to new hotels, restaurants, and retailers). Furthermore, Indio is also diverse with roughly 80% of the residents from different ethnic backgrounds that in turn offers fantastic options for food, music, and culture.  Additionally, nearly 1.4 million people visit the “City of Festivals” every year to attend its world-famous arts, food, and music festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival.


The Assistant City Manager will oversee some organization departments according to the successful candidate’s background and experience.  Therefore, applicants must have subject matter skills and knowledge, supervisory and management experience, and a track-record in leadership roles working with others and affecting outcomes.  Also, applicants should desire to be part of the organization’s succession plan – specifically to be prepared to be considered to become City Manager upon the incumbent’s retirement.  The successful candidate will be a current or former City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager, or Department Head with an unblemished, accomplished, exemplary, and long (3 to 5 year) tenure, experience in multiple organizations, a generalist background, and responsibilities applicable to serving as a City Manager.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred. While being an ICMA Credentialed Manager is not required, it would add value to the candidacy. 


The annual salary range of the position is negotiable up to $273,000 based on experience, as well as excellent executive level benefits.


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Filing deadline is June 14, 2024.