RJA Announces Mr. Michael McHatten as new City Manager of the City of Soledad

Previously the City Administrator for the City of Angels Camp, CA, Mr. McHatten has over twenty-five years of administrative, management and leadership experience. His background includes: City Administration, Strategic Planning, Municipal Finance, Employee Development, Economic Development, Community Facilitation, Water and Wastewater Management, and Public Relations and Community Outreach. He has proven successful at implementing Council approved policy, managing a diverse staff, engaging the community, and developing/managing budgets and projects under the most challenging financial conditions. Mr. McHatten has proven to be very adept at creating a culture within the organizations he has worked for that promotes open and candid communication.

RJA Announces Ms. Irma Ramirez-Bough as new Human Resources Executive at the County of Monterey

Experienced Equal Employment and Human Resources executive with over 6 years of experience directing and overseeing the County of Monterey’s Equal Opportunity Office; and 23 years of experience as a senior human resources professional, responsible for all human resources functions in compliance with State and Federal employment laws and regulations pertaining to public sector employment practices and affirmative action programs. She is dedicated to providing top quality customer service by creating an environment which embraces open and honest communication. Professional integrity supporting a superior work ethic as demonstrated by her accomplishments. She is a strategic professional who deploys a participative management style in organizational challenges.

RJA Recruits for Next City Manager, City of Soledad

The position is open until filled.  The first review of applications begins August 5th, 2016.  For more information about this great opportunity visit our website or contact Dr. Richard Garcia at rgarcia@rjamanagement.com.

About the Position
The City Manager serves as the City’s Chief Executive Officer and oversees all City functions including administration, community development, economic development, public safety, public works and utilities. The City Manager appoints all department heads and serves as the chief advisor to the City Council. In working closely with the senior management team, the City Manager establishes organizational goals, objectives and performance expectations for all City employees. Currently the City Manager performs the duties and responsibilities of the City Clerk Office. Also, the City Manager serves as the Executive Director of the Successor Agency of the former Redevelopment Agency and the Executive Director of the Soledad Housing Authority. 


Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or a related field and five years of progressively responsible management experience in local government with emphasis in financial management, human resources management, budgeting, economic development, community development, public works, deferred maintenance, wastewater management, and/or labor relations. Candidates must be able to obtain a California Driver’s License. A Master’s degree and the ability to communicate in Spanish are desirable

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COMING SOON: Online application for City of Soledad City Manager Recruitment

RJA is putting the finishing touches on an online application for the City Manager, City of Soledad. The online application will be available in PDF format, or as a fillable online form. Application materials will soon be made public on our website under Current Executive Search.

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