The City of Oakley, incorporated in July 1999, is one of California’s youngest cities. Residents enjoy a charming area with an abundant housing supply, quality schools, and a friendly atmosphere that truly makes Oakley “A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta.” Oakley is located in Eastern Contra Costa County, along Highway 4, in a corridor that also includes the cities of Pittsburg, Antioch and Brentwood, with proximity to the Mount Diablo State Recreation Area, California San Joaquin Delta, a fishing and boating paradise.
Today, a landscape of gently rolling fields, orchards, and vineyards gives us a glimpse of Oakley’s agricultural past. From a quiet Delta farming town, Oakley has blossomed into a growing community of landscaped parks, abundant recreational opportunities, shopping centers, and planned business and commercial development. Oakley’s 42,895 residents enjoy a safe, progressive community that is rich in history, supports strong family values, and offers a high quality of life. Oakley was ranked as one of the safest cities in California in 2020.
The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The five members of the City Council are elected in November of even-numbered years to serve four-year terms on the City Council. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected at the first meeting in December by the City Council to serve one-year terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager who serves as chief executive of the organization. The citywide projected revenues for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is estimated at $61 million, with projected expenditures of just over $71 million, mostly due to the increase in one-time capital improvement projects as well as the funding for the American Rescue Plan Act, and has a total of 102 full time equivalent (FTE's).
The City Council seeks a candidate with integrity, command presence, passion for local government and public service, who can partner with and lead the executive team when implementing Council policies. The ideal candidate is honest, open-minded, inclusive, a good communicator and a team player, creative, innovative, approachable, a good listener, a collaborator and community builder, accessible and responsive.
The current annual salary is up to $251,436 and is currently under review. Final salary will commensurate with experience, education, skills and background. In addition, the City provides a competitive executive level benefits package.
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website: