Assistant City Manager

City of Irving, TX

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
  • Credential: No preference
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 216,290
  • Website:
  • Where: 825 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jan 30 2018

Deadline: Feb 28 2018


Irving, Texas, is centrally situated between Dallas and Fort Worth and is home to more than 234,000 residents. Its thriving economy, combined with its proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports, has made Irving a corporate powerhouse. Irving is a full-service municipality that operates under a home-rule charter with a council-manager form of government consisting of the mayor and eight city council members. The mayor and city council appoint a professional city manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The City of Irving seeks an individual with a proven record of successful negotiation of large and complex economic development projects and managing the city development and redevelopment to serve as Assistant City Manager- Development. The Assistant City Manager will serve as the City's lead economic development official and will oversee a staff of economic development professionals. This position will have specific oversight of three city departments: Planning and Community Development, Inspections, and Code Enforcement. The responsibilities include coordinating implementation of the City's recently adopted Comprehensive Plan and the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan. This position will require exceptional leadership, as well as effective communication and facilitation skills. As a member of the City's leadership team, a collaborative, team-oriented style of management coupled with a commitment to public service is ideal.

The Assistant City Manager for Development position is an exciting opportunity for a strong leader with significant experience in development processes, city revitalization, and economic development. The requirements for this position are:

o Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university
o 10 or more years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in a municipal government administration with specific experience in economic development and redevelopment
o Demonstrated success in negotiating/managing complex development projects

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For more information on this position contact:
Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President, Executive Recruitment
Strategic Government Resources