Job Details

Assistant City Manager
City of Corpus Christi, TX
Job Description

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.

The City of Corpus Christi has operated under the council-manager form of government since 1945. The City Council consists of a Mayor and 8 Council Members elected to 2-year terms. The Mayor and 3 of the Council Members are elected at-large and the other 5 Council Members are elected by districts. The City has a total annual budget of $929M of which $253M is the general fund. Corpus Christi employs approximately 3,100 full time employees.

The ideal Assistant City Manager candidate will be an accomplished professional with a depth, breadth, and diversity of experience in a public agency environment. The ideal candidate will bring a strong customer service and public service ethic, exceptional interpersonal skills to build collaborative relationships and high performing teams. The City is seeking an individual who can skillfully and effectively manage and solve complex and adaptive problems to serve as a change agent, with the ability to consistently achieve results even under tough circumstances. The ideal candidate will be versatile and have proven experience in managing a department(s) at a high level. The candidate will be a resilient, self-aware individual who values differences and will create a work climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its goals and objectives.

The minimum job requirements are: 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 ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience, with five (5) years of experience as a current or former Director of a City department, Department Lead or equivalent in Private Sector or Non Profit.

A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided. Beginning salary will be negotiable DOQ. For additional information about Corpus Christi, please visit

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

Additional questions and/or inquiries can be sent to Tracey Lawson at or by calling (361) 826-3314.

Job Details
Job Function:
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Corpus Christi
PO Box 9277
Corpus Christi, TX 78469-9277
United States
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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