The City of Corpus Christi is the eighth largest city in Texas with a population of approximately 325,000. Corpus Christi in Latin means Body of Christ. The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, as he discovered the lush semi-tropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi. The city has been nicknamed "Texas Riviera" and "Sparkling City by the Sea". The City is located on the South Texas Coast on the Gulf of Mexico.
Corpus Christi covers 460+ square miles and is rated 36 among the top 150 best managed cities in Texas. The Port of Corpus Christi is the 4th largest international seaport in the U.S. and is a center for petrochemical manufacturing, large-scale fabrication, marine research, maritime shipping, and tourism. The community is home to the 12,000-student campus of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and the 11,500 student Del Mar College.
Corpus Christi is home to a vibrant, creative community of emerging artists, musicians, photographers, chefs and small business owners that add to the local economy. The American Bank Center serves as a regional venue for some of the largest names in entertainment.
Corpus Christi is a full-service-plus city providing a commercial airport, marina, gas utility, minor league baseball stadium, 2 golf courses, and several museums and other cultural attractions in addition to traditional City services.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Under general administrative direction, is responsible for performing complex administrative and managerial duties as a member of the City Manager's Executive Team. Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of City Departments; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. Represents the City Manager and the City before a variety of boards, committees, special interest groups, community/neighborhood associations, media, business organizations, and other units of government.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor degree with specialization in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field, Master degree preferred (MPA or MBA), combined with a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience.
A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided. Beginning salary will be negotiable DOQ. For additional information about Corpus Christi, please visit www.cctexas.com.
To Apply: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward upon receipt of an adequate pool of well qualified applicants. If interested, please visit the City of Corpus Christi’s Career page to create a candidate profile and apply online at www.cctexasjobs.com.