The City Council of historic Bastrop Texas is seeking an experienced local government manager with strong leadership and financial management skills to be the next City Manager. The City of Bastrop, the county seat of Bastrop County, is strategically and centrally located at the crossroads of State Highway 71, SH 95, & SH 21 in close proximity to three major metropolitan areas of Texas. Austin is 30 miles west, Houston is two hours southeast and San Antonio is just one-and a-half hours south. And with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) less than 30 minutes away, Bastrop is in a premier position for cultural and economic development. The City Manager oversees the operations of an organization with a Fiscal 2019-2020 Operating Budget of $54,781,078 and 150 Employees. For more information on the community and the position, go to www.chcpublicsectorsolutions.com.
The City Council is seeking candidates who have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Government, Public Administration, Business, or related field. Ten years of progressively responsible management and administrative experience in a municipal government. Five years of the required experience must have been at a senior executive management level in a full-service city. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field, is preferred.
Possession of a valid Class C Texas Driver License with a satisfactory driving record.
Certified Public Manager preferred.
The City Charter requires the City Manager to reside in the City during his/her term in office. If the successful applicant is not a resident of Bastrop at the time of appointment, he/she will need to relocate within a reasonable time.
The competitive compensation package is negotiable depending upon the background and qualifications of the person selected. The City has a generous benefits program including Texas Municipal Retirement System (6% 2:1 match), health and life insurance, paid vacation, education pay, sick leave and holidays.