Escondido, CA

Headhunter firm contracted to recruit new city manager

The City of Escondido’s Human Resources Department is assisting the City Council with its recruitment for the City Manager position by retaining the firm of Peckham and McKenney, Inc. to conduct an executive search.

The contract ($18,500 for the recruitment and up to $7,500 for reimbursement of expenses) is expected to be executed this week, according to the city’s website.

It is anticipated that the recruitment process (creation of job announcement, advertising of position in mid-December, review of applications, candidate interviews, selection of final candidate, job offer, and start date of new City Manager) will take about four months. City Manager Graham Mitchell will delay his resignation date from December 31, 2016 to February 16, 2017 until the recruitment effort is further along.

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