McKinney, Texas (population 187,800). Exciting opportunity to join a team committed to the goals and values of a high performing organization while serving as an integral part of the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the country. McKinney, Texas has experienced explosive growth with its population more than doubling every ten years since 1990. Located 32 miles north of Dallas in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, McKinney still has open land to its northwest and the City’s population is expected to climb to 350,000 when it is built out. Throughout this well-planned growth, the City has preserved its high quality of life by investing in its parks, open space and other amenities. The City’s historic downtown remains its crown jewel and is home to numerous community events and a thriving restaurant environment.
The City seeks candidates for an Assistant City Manager position who are dedicated to fostering a positive, collaborative work culture in an environment that is fast paced and reflects hard work. The City’s workforce is guided by four employee inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE). Never resting on its numerous accolades, the employee team is continually focused on making McKinney a better place to live, work and raise a family.
The City of McKinney is a large, complex organization with 1,254 FTEs, $490 million total budget and $149 million general fund budget. The City’s fiscal policies have resulted in a AAA bond rating from S&P and Moodys. In addition to being a full service municipality, McKinney serves as the County seat for Collin County and is home to the McKinney Performing Arts Center (the former Collin County Courthouse) and the McKinney National Airport, a full service North Texas general aviation airport with a very active corporate flight department. The City operates under the council-manager form of government with home rule status. The City Council consists of seven voting members, four of which are elected from districts and two members plus the Mayor elected at large. All members are elected for four-year terms, with a limit of two terms per office.
The City’s job descriptions for all employees include the general expectations that in order to continue to achieve the primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, the following are expectations for all employees: Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected; Contribute to a positive work culture; Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team; Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization; Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities; Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage employees to do the same.
The Assistant City Manager will provide administrative guidance to assigned departments, assist with budget development and administration, monitor internal controls and coordination of City programs and assist in the development and presentation of long and short term strategic plans to meet the organizational and developmental needs of the City. The City Manager will determine the assigned departments based upon the skills, abilities and desires of the selected candidate as well as the needs of the organization. The City currently has two Assistant City Managers and a Deputy City Manager. This position will take the place of the current Deputy City Manager position.
Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business, or related field, with a master’s degree highly desired. In addition, at least seven years’ experience in progressively responsible leadership roles that includes significant work in local government. Candidates will be expected to be an effective mentor and leader for staff with a demonstrated track record for setting a positive example of competence, professionalism, trust, energy and work ethic, promoting good organizational health and high morale. Starting salary range is $175,000 -$200,000 +/- depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package. Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references at once but no later than September 20, 2019 to www.govhrjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHRUSA, LLC, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3243.