Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community.
Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for a qualified candidate who shares our values to join our team in the role of Assistant City Manager.
As a highly visible and key leader on the City of Baytown Executive Management team, the Assistant City Manager will have day-to-day oversight of operational and administrative issues primarily in the areas of public works, engineering, planning/development services, finance, and strategy/innovation. The Assistant City Manager will be responsible for working on a wide variety of strategic priorities, creating partnerships, and managing high level projects and initiatives that require city-wide coordination. Successful candidates will have a keen understanding of various development processes, show a commitment to innovation and best practices and be passionate about public service.
Building relationships through excellent communication and interpersonal skills, collaboration, teamwork and active involvement, with the ability to work with and command respect among the city leadership team and with regional agencies is critical in this role. The Assistant City Manager will be a creative, progressive and community-minded facilitator who provides exceptional leadership towards the city's vision of building community.
A successful background in working with elected officials and policy makers along with a sense of community and a willingness to participate at the community level is expected. An ideal leader will be respectful, tactful, and politically savvy while remaining politically neutral and work well with all internal and external customers.
It will be important that the next Assistant City Manager be open-minded, accept feedback from others, and motivate through example. A commitment to diversity, customer service and citizen involvement is required. A successful Assistant City Manager must also be committed to continual development and learning both personally and organizationally.
The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrated, dedicated career path and a proven record of providing effective leadership with a depth, breadth, and diversity of experience within the public sector. Bachelor's degree in public administration, government, political science, business management or related field is required. A master's degree in business administration, public administration, organizational leadership, or a related field is preferred. A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible professional administrative experience in public sector management, including at least five of those years as a director of a department, department lead or equivalent is required. Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.