A leader who displays compassion for the community and a commitment to the future growth of the City. A good negotiator with excelling communication skills to be able to interact with all stakeholders, including elected officials, community leaders, and area residents. A strategic thinker with the ability to manage multiple large scale projects across multiple departments, can provide creative and innovating solutions, and can plan for future success An individual that can perform in high-pressure and challenging situations . An experienced, goal-oriented, and data-driven individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills. An individual that is prepared to be an integral part of the community by living in the city, participating in local events, and actively engaging with Council, local business leaders, and the citizens.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, civil engineering, urban planning, political science or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or related advanced degree is preferred. At least eight years of progressively responsible municipal government administrative/management experience, preferably at the department head level or higher in a City of comparable population and complexity and/or minimum of five years as a previous City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager experience or any equivalent military experience or training which provided the required knowledge, skill and ability. Additional Requirements Residency is required within nine months from the date of hire. City Manager must be available around the clock to respond to emergencies. Experience in a comparable community, preferably in Texas.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary, dependent on qualifications and experience, is negotiable and will be competitive with those cities of similar size.
About City of Wharton
Wharton, TX was established in 1846 along the banks of the Colorado River, anchored by a historic downtown area and courthouse square. Wharton’s diverse population of just under 9,000 is at 67% of area median income. With just a short 45 minute drive to the rapidly growing suburbs of south west Houston & Fort Bend County, Wharton is ideally situated for the quite small-town life that families seek to raise children and entrepreneurs can afford to start businesses.