Serves as the chief administrative officer of the City. Plans, organizes, integrates fiscal controls, directs, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities, operations, programs and services of the City. Ensures that all laws and city ordinances are enforced, and performs related duties as assigned by the City Council. Shall have been a resident of the State of Texas for at least twelve months next preceding the date of his appointment, and who shall be the administrative head of the municipal government, and shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all departments. Except for the purpose of inquiry or investigation, the City Council and its members shall deal with the administrative departments and personnel solely through the City Manager, and no member of the Council shall give orders to any subordinate of the City Managers, either publicly or privately. Excellent financial management and budgeting experience- striving for economic growth and generating revenue * Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of all City departments * Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan * Keeps the Council apprised of legislative, regulatory and policy issues impacting the City * Provide positive relationships with other governmental entities and local organizations * Knowledge of municipal water/wastewater enterprise system, including Solid Waste operations * Strong leadership in managing City personnel with proper work ethics * Excellent communicator with ability to effectively negotiate and work well with council and the community * Some municipal airport operations experience preferred * Appoints department heads and staffs as provided by City Charter or Local Ordinances * Supervises activities of departments performing functions of law enforcement, fire suppression, maintenance of public health, construction of public works, and purchase of supplies and equipment * Prepares annual budget and submits a preliminary estimate to City Council for approval * Prepares grant applications, making sure that applications focus on the conditions, restrictions, and goals sponsoring the city * Administrates project grants, contracts and RFPs to ensure that operations confirm to the terms of the agreement, and that maximum efficiency is achieved * Monitors financial administration of grants to ensure that proper documentation is submitted for expenditures and that request for funds are made within time limitations specified * Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs costs control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time * Provides professional advice to the City Council and Department Heads; makes presentations to council, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public * Plans for future development of the city areas to provide for population growth and expansion of public services. Recommends zoning regulation controlling location and development of residential and commercial areas * Assist City Secretary in preparing city council agenda.. Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred a Master's Degree with a Certified Public Management Certification (CPM) is required with a strong background in Administrative Management, Finance and Municipal laws. A minimum three years’ experience in city management or as an assistant manager is required. Experience in planning and administering a $10 – 12-million-dollar city budget. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, the public and the media.