March 26, 2011

San Leandro City Manager Position Posted Without Search Firm

The San Leandro City Council posted the City Manager position on its web site on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The City Council is not using Avery Associates, a search firm that has been used in the past to hire the police chief and the finance director. The firm also provides labor relations consulting services to City staff and was used to hire San Leandro's assistant city manager and human resources director.

No salary is listed on the brochure, but previous city managers have been paid "15% above step five of the salary range of the highest paid City management employee as shown in the City Council adopted Pay Plan" according to their employment agreements. For the current city manager, that means 15% more than $14,688 per month, or $202,694 annually.

Benefits include "8% City-paid contribution for CALPERS," and "Generous vacation and administrative leave; car allowance provided."

The application deadline is April 18, 2011, at 5pm, just 22 days from the date that the position was posted. Interviews of final candidates will be held on May 7, 2011.

Current San Leandro City Manager Steve Hollister submitted his resignation, effective June 30, 2011, just after the City Council met in closed session on December 20, 2010. Hollister was hired as Assistant City Manager in 2004 with the help of a search firm. He became Interim City Manager in September 2008 after the retirement of John Jermanis and was appointed City Manager in December 2008.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at March 26, 2011 12:03 AM | TrackBack
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