City Manager

City of Marshall, TX

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 23,523
  • Where: 401 S. Alamo, Marshall, TX 75670
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Apr 12 2018

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Ideally situated in northeast Texas just two hours east of Dallas and 45 minutes west of Shreveport, Louisiana, the City of Marshall has a population of just over 24,000. The City serves as the county seat for Harrison County, which has a population of over 68,000. Marshall is a home rule city operating under a commission manager government. The City Commission is composed of seven members, including the Mayor, who serve two-year, staggered terms. The Commission hires a professional City Manager to manage the day-to-day operation of the City. The City Manager, City Judge, City Attorney, and City Secretary/Finance Director report directly to the Commission.

The City of Marshall’s next City Manager will be an innovative, visionary leader who will take the organization to the next performance level. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service focus and will build trust, inspire and motivate others by example, promote teamwork, and unite the organization with a shared sense of purpose. The City Manager will be a strategic thinker with exceptional planning skills who can guide this diverse community on the path to sustainable growth while ensuring that it retains its unique, small-town culture and traditions.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a
related field; a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field is preferred.
This position requires six to nine years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including experience as a City Manager or Assistant City Manager in a municipality of similar or larger size. The City of Marshall offers a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience.