Job Details

Assistant to the City Manager
City of DeSoto, TX
Job Description

The purpose of the position is to develop and coordinate a variety of management initiatives and related administrative projects and programs for the City Manager's Office. This is accomplished by researching performance standards; coordinating projects; working with staff, elected and appointed officials; coordinating research and results; preparing project information; formulating project plans; providing direction and coordination; presenting recommendations; completing follow ups; and compiling and presenting results and reports. Other duties include maintaining records; developing and preparing correspondence; representing the City during meetings and events; and assisting with budget preparation and monitoring.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

•Develops strategic plans and objectives by researching statistics and related data; contacting similar organizations; working with boards and commissions; developing rules and methodologies on collection and interpretation; providing data and analysis for internal and external reporting; reviewing progress and reported data; working with departments on progression; formulating conclusions; and identifying operational trends.
•Assists the management team with budget preparation and monitoring by attending budget meetings; collecting data; completing financial analysis; working with departments; monitoring purchases and accounts; and compiling reports.
•Furthers Council and management directives by analyzing operations; consulting on projects; coordinating project activities; working with departments and outside agencies; formulating and presenting policies; overseeing staffing assistance; and executing management directives.
•Coordinates goals, objectives and business plans by identifying needs; working with elected and appointed officials; interacting with departments; developing plans and processes; monitoring updates; responding to requests and inquiries; creating reports; facilitating strategic plan update meetings; and producing presentation materials.


•Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred
•Two years of related experience in municipal government

Supplemental Information:

•Knowledge of principles and practices of data collection; statistical methodologies, techniques and analysis; and scorecards
•Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, the media, and elected and appointed officials
•Advanced skill in the operation and use of standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products
•Ability to create and publish a variety of charts, graphs, exhibits, along with general information and documents

Job Details
$63,041 - $78,384
Job Function:
Assistant to the Manager/CAO
City of DeSoto
211 E. Pleasant Run Rd
DeSoto, TX 75115
United States
Population: 50,045
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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