Job Details

City Manager
City of Wharton, TX
Job Description

A leader who displays compassion for the community and a commitment to the future growth of the City.

A good negotiator with excelling communication skills to be able to interact with all stakeholders, including elected officials, community leaders, and area residents.

A strategic thinker with the ability to manage multiple large scale projects across multiple departments, can provide creative and innovating solutions, and can plan for future success

An individual that can perform in high-pressure and challenging situations .

An experienced, goal-oriented, and data-driven individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

An individual that is prepared to be an integral part of the community by living in the city, participating in local events, and actively engaging with Council, local business leaders, and the citizens.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, civil engineering, urban planning, political science or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or related advanced degree is preferred.

At least eight years of progressively responsible municipal government administrative/ management experience, preferably at the department head level or higher in a City of comparable population and complexity and/or minimum of five years as a previous City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager experience or any equivalent military experience or training which provided the required knowledge, skill and ability.

Job Details
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Wharton
120 E Caney St
Wharton, TX 77488-5006
United States
Population: 8,832
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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