Assistant City Manager - City of Athens, TX

$121,290 - $135,000 yearly
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • Athens, TX, USA
  • Jul 05, 2024
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

The City of Athens is a hidden gem with a rich heritage, nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas. It’s located 75 miles from Dallas, 35 miles from Tyler, Corsicana, and Palestine, and 26 miles from Canton. Athens is the County Seat of Henderson County, which was established in 1846 — just four months after the United States annexed Texas. An estimated 12,890 residents in 16 square miles enjoy the charm of this small southern town that retains many qualities of living in a larger city.

The City of Athens operates under a City Manager/Council form of government with five council members elected. The current City Manager is Elizabeth Borstad, PE., who has been with the City of Athens for six years. The Assistant City Manager serves as a member of the City management team and performs highly responsible management work directly related to the development of Athens. Primary job duties include directing and coordinating all types of development within the City, including industrial, commercial, retail, and residential. This position will work closely with the City Manager, the Development Services Department, the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, and the City Council.

The City of Athens seeks an organized, ambitious leader to serve as its next Assistant City Manager. The ideal candidate will have the ability to carefully navigate politically sensitive situations. Being a good listener who is open-minded to different perspectives is critical for this role. The ideal candidate has the ability to demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the audience, adjusting personal style accordingly. Ability to present information in a confident manner. This position may work with existing businesses and new businesses helping
the Athens Economic Development Corporation recruit and retain quality employees for
the community.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, business,
marketing, engineering, or a related field. A master’s degree in public administration or a related field is highly desirable. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience working for a municipal government is required. A valid Class C Texas motor vehicle driver’s license is required.

The salary range for this position is $121,289.76 to $135,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online.

For more information on this position, contact:
Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President