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Job Title: Assistant City Manager - New Braunfels, TX
Category: Assistant City Manager or Administrator
Status: Open
Salary: Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Benefits include Texas Municipal Retirement System; paid vacation and sick leave accrual; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. EOE
Description:

GENERAL PURPOSE: 

Under general administrative direction, is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of an assigned set of City departments. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager and may serve as Acting City Manager in the Manager's absence. Exercises direct supervision over management, professional, technical, and clerical staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Provides highly responsible management support to the City Manager; and assists in developing, planning, and implementing goals and objectives for the City.

Assumes full management responsibility for the services and activities of assigned departments; and recommends and administers policies and procedures.

Manages the development and implementation of the assigned departments' goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly.

Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; and directs the implementation of changes.

Represents the City and the City Manager to management staff, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends the programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.

Participates in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of the management staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies; and implements and administers disciplinary and termination procedures.

Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate-level managers, the assigned departments' work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.

Manages and participates in the development and administration of the City budget; directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs and approves expenditures; and directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.

Coordinates assigned departments' activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; and prepares and
presents staff reports and other necessary communications.

Meets and confers with citizens and business interests to remedy problems and discuss City policies and procedures; responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources; and acts as City Manager as required.

Reviews and signs all higher-level communication, including ordinances and contracts.

Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items.

Provides or coordinates staff support to a variety of boards and commissions; and serves on intergovernmental and citizen committees.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings; and stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of public relations and public administration.

Reviews and analyzes reports, legislation, court cases, and related matters; and directs or personally conducts studies, research, and investigations on a wide variety of administrative and technical
areas.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, or a related field; master’s degree preferred.  Five (5) years experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or the equivalent in a comparable or larger community is sought. 
Required Licenses or Certifications:

Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
 

Required Knowledge of:

Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of municipal administration and organization.

Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.

Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Knowledge of organization, function, and authority of various City departments.

Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations.

Knowledge of modern and complex principles and practices of public relations and public information.
 

Required Skill in:

Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.

Ability to analyze problems identifies alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implements recommendations in support of established goals.

Ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs.
 

Ability to prepare and administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.

Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.

Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction to subordinate staff.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and officials, other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: 

Work is performed in a standard office environment subject to sitting, standing, bending, and reaching for extended periods of time; and must be able to pull, push, lift, and carry items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.

Must be able to work irregular hours including weekends, holidays and evenings.

Will be required to work immediately before, during or immediately after an emergency or disaster.

NOTE:  This position is designated safety and/or security sensitive.
Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Benefits include Texas Municipal Retirement System; paid vacation and sick leave accrual; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. EOE
Publication Date/Time:
12/3/2013 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
1/31/2019 11:59 PM
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, or a related field; master’s degree preferred. Five (5) years experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or the equivalent in a comparable or larger community is sought.
Special Requirements:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

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