City Manager - City of Kilgore, TX

$170,000 yearly
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • Kilgore, TX, USA
  • Sep 07, 2023
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Centrally located within the Piney Woods of East Texas, Kilgore is known as the “City of Stars” due to the lighted stars that top the oil derricks throughout the City during the holiday season. Kilgore is located on Interstate 20, 120 miles east of Dallas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, and it’s split between Gregg and Rusk Counties. Kilgore is a town with twin personalities, serving as a regional employment hub for industry, regional governmental agencies, and education, while also maintaining a small-town atmosphere for Kilgore’s 14,000 permanent residents. Each day, Kilgore’s population grows to over 20,000, as people from throughout the region come to work here. Regardless of where they lay their heads at night, everyone enjoys the quality economic and education opportunities, entertainment, culture, and recreation amenities of Kilgore.

Kilgore is a home-rule City, with five council members including the Mayor, Ronnie E. Spradlin III, who has served in his role for over 13 years. The City Manager serves as chief administrative and executive officer of the City and assures that all laws and city ordinances are enforced. Duties of the City Manager include appointing and removing all heads of departments and all subordinate officers and employees of the City, except as otherwise provided in the City Charter, and assuring the annual budget is prepared and submitted to the City Council (and that the City operates within its budget). The City Manager reports to the City Council. The Police Chief, Fire Chief, Public Works Director, Planning Director, Library Director, City Clerk, Special Services Director, Finance Director, Controller, Human Resources Director, and Parks and Facilities Director reports to the City Manager.

The City of Kilgore seeks a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking leader to serve as its next City Manager. This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field, plus seven years of stable and progressively responsible experience in the public sector. The ideal candidate for this position will have previous city manager experience, but experience as an assistant city manager or department head in a comparable or larger city will be considered. A master’s degree in public administration or business administration is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion. Residency in Kilgore is required.

The salary for this position starts at $170,000 and is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online.

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