City of San Juan Bautista – Community Development Director/Assistant City Manager

The City of San Juan Bautista also known as “The City of History” is a quaint and friendly community nestled in the heart of the San Juan Valley in northern San Benito County. The City is situated 30 minutes south from world renown Silicon Valley and 30 minutes east of the majestic Pacific Ocean. The economy relies heavily on tourism and has proactively deferred growth opportunities heralding its small-town character as its top asset.

Though primarily an agricultural community and known nationally for its organic farming, San Juan Bautista’s streets are lined with a variety of shops and boutiques. With a population of just over 2,000 residents, San Juan Bautista offers a relaxing and rural ambiance to all.

The position of Community Development Director/Assistant City Manager (CDD/ACM) is a newly created and vital position reporting to the City Manager, a seasoned public sector generalist with more than 30-years’ experience working in small local government administrations. The CDD/ACM will oversee and handle a wide variety of Community Development functions including; building, current planning, advanced planning, historic preservation, economic development/housing, and code enforcement. Administration of the City’s General Plan, Historic Preservation Ordinance, Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, zoning code, and development review activities are essential aspects of this role.

The position will require a combination of experience and education that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job. A typical way to obtain this background would include seven or more years of community development experience serving local government with at least three of those years as a supervisory or manager of staff, and an education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A graduate degree and AICP are preferred. The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by April 19, 2021.