Assistant Director of Administrative Services

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Palo Alto
Location of position: 
Palo Alto, CA
$145,142 – $217,713 annually
Date Posted: 
Monday, January 13, 2020
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Job Description: 

Palo Alto is an award-winning City recognized nationally as innovative and well-managed, one of a small number of California cities with a AAA bond rating. City services and performance receive high marks from citizens in an annual citizens’ survey conducted each year by the National Research Center in Boulder, Colorado.

The City of Palo Alto is excited to be recruiting for a passionate, inspiring, and dynamic Assistant Director of Administrative Services. As a critical member of the City’s leadership team, the Assistant Director has the unique opportunity to lead innovative solutions to financial, programmatic, and operational challenges encountered on the job.

The ideal candidate will possess a solid background in all aspects of municipal finance coupled with a general understanding of city operations. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and eight (8) years of related experience, including five (5) years of management level experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Master’s degree is preferred. CPA certification desirable.

The salary range for the Assistant Director of Administrative Services $145,142 – $217,713 annually; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: Open until Filled (first review of resumes will begin February 13th)