The Assistant City Manager (ACM) is a key position within the organization, serving on the City’s Executive Team. The ACM is responsible for leading the development, implementation and administration of strategic organizational operations in conjunction with the City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager.
The ACM will play a vital role in directing and overseeing the work of various departments whose duties include the implementation and continual progress towards achieving Envision Garland (the comprehensive plan that serves that guiding policy document for long-range planning and development) and will be heavily involved in economic development efforts. Actual departments assigned will depend on the chosen candidate’s background and experience. The ACM frequently makes presentations to the City Council and represents the City with local, state and national organizations, and the community, to create support for organizational programs.
To learn more about the position, benefits and the Garland community, click on the link below to review the recruitment brochure.
The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.
Minimum Education & Work Experience
- Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university
- Eight or more years of progressively responsible municipal government experience, including solid experience and expertise related to planning, economic development and re-development
- At least five years of management experience at a department head level or higher
Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
- Master’s degree in public administration or related field
- Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification
- Prior experience as City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager or Managing Director
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of City management/administration including budgeting, economic development, fiscal management, performance management, project management, planning, re-development and program/services evaluation
- Business acumen and understanding of domestic and international economic development
- Extensive knowledge federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to local government operations
- Extensive knowledge of principles and procedures for developing goals, objectives and management plans
- Excellent communication skills both written and orally
- Effective negotiation skills to address and resolve complex issues and facilitate consensus with tact and diplomacy
- Effective leadership methods and supervisory skills
- Ability to plan, develop, and implement varied policies and procedures
- Ability to analyze a variety of complex administrative and organizational problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations
- Ability to promote mission, goals, policies and guiding principles and standards of an effective public organization
- Must have experience managing multiple departments and interacting with public
- Skill in developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City Council, City management, business partners, employees and citizens
- Prepare professional presentations and present to City Council
Licenses & Certifications
Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License
Physical Tasks & Working Conditions
The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.
Coaching & Developing Others
Driving for Quality Results
Teamwork & Collaboration