The City of Clayton, CA is seeking a City Manager. Appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Manager acts as the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Clayton’s government. She or he provides strategic guidance and leadership for all City functions and services. The City Council is seeking an ethical and pragmatic leader, who embraces open government and transparency. The ideal candidate possesses well-rounded city management skills and must be comfortable in this small town, hands-on role. It is expected that the new City Manager will treat all fairly, equally and respectfully and will provide reasoned and sound recommendations for the Council’s consideration. The City Manager must possess outstanding listening and communication skills as well as exceptional emotional intelligence in order to team with the Council and staff in providing open, responsive and customer-oriented service. S/he will be expected to maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies in the County, region and state. Experience working with planning/land use matters and well-honed finance skills will be looked upon favorably.