Assistant City Manager
The City of Denton, Texas is offering an excellent career opportunity for an individual desiring to serve in a thriving creative community and to make a lasting impact as the Deputy City Manager.
CITY OF DENTON
Denton provides the traditional array of municipal government services along with managing multiple utility/enterprise operations such as water, wastewater, electric, solid waste and recycling, drainage, and regional airport services. The City’s 2022-2023 adopted operating budget, developed within the context of a five-year financial plan and long-term infrastructure community needs, is $1.04 billion, with a Capital Improvement Program of $738.7 million which supports approximately 1,881 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and seasonal positions.
The City Manager serves as the City’s Chief Executive Officer responsible for implementing City Council policy directives and ensuring the provision of municipal services. The City Manager, with the assistance of the Deputy City Manager and two Assistant City Managers, administers municipal business through the department directors and other staff members and employees.
Denton is looking for an exceptional leader with extensive municipal executive experience to serve as DCM. The DCM supervises staff and assists the City Manager in the day-to-day oversight and management of City operations. The Deputy City Manager (DCM) assists the City Manager in planning, directing, managing, and reviewing all activities and operations of the City. The DCM ensures services and programs are provided efficiently and effectively within the available financial resources. As a representative of the City’s executive management team, this position functions with a high degree of autonomy and corresponding responsibility and always requires the highest ethical standards and integrity.
The Deputy City Manager is responsible for the following:
Dispensing expert advice and assistance to the City Manager and Department Directors.
Providing executive oversight for the departments making up the DCM portfolio.
Serving as the Acting City Manager in the City Manager’s absence.
The ideal candidate will have an indisputable reputation for exacting standards of ethical conduct, integrity, transparency, and honesty; will be genuinely committed to respecting employees, responsive to organizational needs, and open and honest in all internal and external relationships; will be known for being proactive, forward-thinking, and creative; must be capable of managing a team responsible for solving complex issues and be enthusiastic, curious, and action-oriented; must be capable of operating with independence and initiative while remaining aligned with the policy direction of the City Manager; and must exhibit a great deal of political savvy and sensitivity.
Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of the position is qualifying, including:
Bachelor’s Degree: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in business or public administration, or a closely related field with ten years of progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience; managerial experience should include supervision of subordinate supervisors; plus three years of experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or Deputy County Manager, or similar local government position in a progressive metropolitan or complex/large suburban environment.
Master’s Degree: A Master’s degree from an accredited university or college in business or public administration, or a closely related field with eight years of progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience; managerial experience should include supervision of subordinate supervisors; plus three years of experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or Deputy County Manager, or similar local government position in a progressive metropolitan or complex/large suburban environment.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range for the Deputy City Manager is up to $260,000, with placement in the range commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The final compensation package depends upon qualifications. In addition, an excellent executive benefit package is provided including retirement through the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)(employees contribute 7% of gross income on a pre-tax basis with a City match of 2:1 plus interest upon retirement); comprehensive cafeteria plans with a variety of plan options including medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid holidays, personal days, vacation, and sick leave; vehicle allowance and relocation assistance to the selected candidate in accordance with municipal policy. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the detailed recruitment brochure for additional benefit information.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Qualified candidates should submit a compelling letter of interest and résumé below.
This position will remain open until filled; however, interested individuals are strongly encouraged to apply by Monday, January 30, 2023.
Mosaic Public Partners will work closely with the City of Denton throughout this process to ensure confidentiality to the degree allowable by the State of Texas’ laws governing open records.
If you have questions or would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Jacqueline “Jackie” Seabrooks at Jackie@MosaicPublic.com or (916) 550-4100.