The District of Kensington is governed by a five elected Board members. The services provided by the District include: Police, Solid Waste and Parks & Recreation. The population is approximately 5000. Kensington is located in the Bay Area north of the City of Berkeley and south of the City of El Cerrito.
The GM will provide the Board with civilian oversight and accountability of the Police Department along with the other District services. The Board is anticipating the GM position will be part-time expecting and average of two days of work per week. This may fluctuate up or down based on weekly demands. The new GM will create a reporting mechanism to see if this is reasonable or needs adjustment. Due to its part-time nature, the Board is offering and hourly compensation rate with no benefits. This rate is negotiable and dependent on qualifications of the preferred candidate. This position will not be covered by CalPERS.
For further information about this unique opportunity, please call Bod Deis, Senior Consultant, Public Management Group, RSHS LLP at 707-478-2230
The likely best candidate will be a retired City Manager of a smaller city with experience overseeing a Police Department. This is truly a unique opportunity where the skill sets of a City Manager will be embraced by the District's Board.