City of San Bruno-Assistant City Manager/Chief Police Officer

01/22/2020 2:15 PM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran

City of San Bruno is seeking a forward-thinking, creative strategist to be its next Assistant City Manager/Chief People Officer.  If you are a proven municipal leader with human resources expertise who is known for collaborative and proactive problem solving and is adept at growing/inspiring a strong, customer service focused team, this may be the perfect position for you!

The City of San Bruno is an ethnically and culturally diverse city with over 42,000 residents, with San Bruno maintaining a small-town feel within a large metropolitan area. Located approximately 12 miles south of San Francisco, San Bruno is a full-service city responsible for a wide range of public services including Fire, Police, CityNet Services, Water and Wastewater.  San Bruno has a General Fund budget for FY 2019-2020 of $50.5 million and a workforce of 265 full-time employees.

The successful candidate will report to the City Manager and partner with the City Manager to lead and direct all city departments.  The ACM/CPO will provide guidance and support to all department heads, handle special projects that require interdepartmental coordination, participate in establishing models of performance excellence to achieve the Mayor and Council’s strategic outcomes, and represent the City Manager, Mayor and Council on boards and committees.

The ACM/CPO also serves as the City’s Chief People Officer. The ACM/CPO supervises the Human Resources Manager and serves as the City’s expert and key advisor on all human capital matters, including labor relations.

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in organizational development, broad municipal management skills and experience, solid people and HR management skills, commitment to civic engagement and passion for public service. Candidates will need a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six years of executive management experience and two years of HR management experience.

Interested individuals should submit a compelling letter of interest and resume by February 28, 2020 electronically to The position is open until filled.    Resumes received by February 28, 2020 will receive first consideration.  A complete profile is available at

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