The City of Hollister is nestled in San Benito County, 47 miles South of San Jose, along Highway 156 near the San Luis Reservoir. Historically an agricultural community established by ranchers and farmers, Hollister has a population of more than 40,000 residents and has developed into an anchor community for the surrounding area, drawing residents, businesses, and tourists to its beautiful weather, charming downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, diverse work force, friendly people, and rural roots. Hollister Hills offers over 6,800 acres of scenic and varied terrain for off-highway vehicles as well as dedicated hiking, bicycling, & equestrian trails. Only miles away from Pinnacles National Park, and with back country roads for bikers, the City is an ideal location for nature-lovers. Hollister is home to the widely popular Independence Day Motorcycle Rally, which began in 1947 and is believed to be the event that gave rise to the “American Biker”. For more information on this charming city, please visit the City of Hollister’s website at www.hollister.ca.gov
With this newly approved Assistant City Manager position, the City Manager seeks a local government professional with experience in public information, public engagement, economic development and some land use knowledge to join his executive team. The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with a good understanding of City Management, Council relations, community engagement and skilled at relationship management and consensus building.
The City Manager seeks a local government professional to work with and assist department heads troubleshoot departmental focus areas towards viable solutions, be a team player and leader, and work collaboratively with and assist the City Manager with Council related inquiries, requests, and information sharing. This career opportunity is ideal for a proactive individual with initiative and a balance of technical skills and personal attributes who thrives in a dynamic, fast-moving environment. A candidate who communicates clearly and concisely, who is comfortable engaging with internal and external stakeholders will be a good fit for the position.
The Assistant City Manager will serve as the City’s Public Information Officer overseeing the PIO functions, respond to and address public inquiries, assist with grants, oversee inter-governmental relations in the areas of service delivery and legislative issues, and provide responsible staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council, and department heads. In addition, the Assistant City Manager will be responsible for directing and managing the city in the absence of the City Manager.
The annual salary range is $178,000 - $203,000. Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website: