City Manager

City of McAllen | McAllen, TX

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Posted Date 6/28/2024

Job Description
The City Manager provides executive leadership and representation on all matters concerning City government. Responsible for planning, directing, managing and reviewing all activities and operations of the City. Coordinates programs, services, and activities among City departments and outside agencies. Ensures financial integrity of the municipal organization. Represents the City's interests, provides highly responsible and complex policy advice and administrative support to the Mayor and City Commission. Works closely with the McAllen Public Utility Board and the McAllen / Hidalgo Bridge Boards.

Job Responsibilities
1. Administers and enforces the City Charter; ensures that all laws, provisions of the Charter, and acts of the Commission subject to enforcement, are faithfully executed.
2. Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of all City departments to ensure that operations and services comply with the policies and direction set by the City Commission in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
3. Informs City Commission on key matters impacting City operations.
4. Directs and manages the development and implementation of City goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each service area.
5. Identifies areas for improvement and develops strategic initiatives to effectuate change objectives.
6. Maintains responsibility for intergovernmental relations with other cities, stakeholders, elected and appointed officials, and public and private organizations.
7. Provides highly responsible policy analysis and administrative staff assistance to the Mayor and City Commission.
8. Directs specific and comprehensive analysis of a wide range of municipal policies.
9. Prepares policies and procedural proposals for review and adoption by the City Commission.
10. Attends and facilitates City Commission meetings and workshops.
11. Directs and oversees the preparation of a wide variety of reports and presentations for the City Commission, citizen committees and outside agencies; oversees the preparation of press releases and materials for dissemination to the media and the public.
12. Directs and develops the administration of the City budget and capital program; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; controls expenditures; implements mid-year adjustments; and keeps the City Commission fully informed on matters related to the financial condition of the City.
13. Executes deeds, deeds of trust, easements, releases, contracts and other instruments binding the City to financial obligations.
14. Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources.
15. Provides visionary, innovative leadership, supervision, and general direction to the City management team in support of their efforts toward achieving departmental goals and objectives.
16. Provides organizational leadership, promotes organizational values, and ensures a discrimination free environment.
17. Plans and evaluates management staff performance; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitors performance; provides coaching for performance improvement and development.
18. Initiates disciplinary action to address performance deficiencies in accordance with the City's personnel rules, policies and procedures.
19. Assesses community and citizen needs and ensures objectives and priorities are focused on meeting those needs effectively and with high quality municipal services.
20. Directs development and implementation of initiatives for service quality improvement, provides day-to-day leadership, and works with the City's management team to ensure a high performance, service-oriented work environment consistent with sound management principles.
21. Works closely with the City Commission, a variety of public, private and community organizations and citizen groups in developing and implementing programs to achieve City priorities and solve community problems.
22. Directs and coordinates preparation of analysis and recommendations on public policy issues and on long range plans for City services.
23. Represents the City and works closely with appointed boards, committees, and public and private officials to achieve planned action and results.
24. Participates in regional, state, and national meetings and conferences to stay abreast of trends and technology related to municipal programs and operations.
25. Partners with professional and community organizations on behalf of the City and maintains good working relationships with key community constituencies.

Minimum Requirements:
1. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
2. Position requires a minimum of eight (8) years of management and administrative experience in a municipal government, including five (5) years of senior executive level management experience in a comparable community.
3. Position requires a current, valid Texas Class C driver's license.
4. Must have knowledge of modern and highly complex principles and practices of municipal administration and organization in order to effectively formulate and implement strategic planning initiatives.
5. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of municipal finance, budget preparation, and administration.
6. Must have knowledge of current social, political, and economic trends and operating problems of municipal government.
7. Must be knowledgeable in organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
8. Must maintain effective working relationships with employees, management staff, council members, and the general public.
9. Must have knowledge of procedures to determine appropriate actions.
10. Must plan, organize, and evaluate the action of others.
11. Must provide effective leadership and coordinate the activities of a municipal organization.
12. Must effectively administer a variety of City-wide programs and administrative activities.
13. Must identify and respond to the public and City Council on issues and concerns.
14. Must interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policy, procedure, law, and regulation.
15. Must analyze problems, provide alternatives, identify solutions in support of established goals, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.
16. Must establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City Council, government officials, community groups, and the general public and media representatives.

Application deadline is July 29, 2024. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, four professional references and a resume that reflects the staff size and budgets you have managed to Your resume should indicate beginning and end dates (month and year) of positions held. Applicants who submit all required documents will receive a brief questionnaire as part of the application process. All documents including questionnaire are due by the application deadline. For questions, please contact Christina Flores, Director of Human Resources, at (956) 681-1051.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the City provides an excellent array of benefits, including:
• Retirement – 7% mandatory contribution; 2:1 match through Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
• Health Insurance – Premium of $20 per month for employee
• Dental Insurance – Premium of $19.90 per month for employee
• Personal Time – Vacation is accrued initially at the rate of twelve days per year with less than 5 years of service and subsequently increases based on years of service.
• Sick Leave – Sick Leave is accrued at the rate of 8 hours per month.
• Medical Leave – Medical Leave is accrued at the rate of 15 hours per fiscal year for medical appointments
• Funeral Leave – Three consecutive work days. Eligible after three months of employment
• Tuition Reimbursement – Eligible after one year of employment
• Holidays – The City observes 8 paid holidays annually in addition to five (5) floating holidays.
• Life Insurance – The City provides a term life policy equal to two times annual salary. Max of $100,000
• Longevity - $175 per year of continuous full time service

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