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City manager - Express Employment Professionals, AR (ID: 446518)

Title City manager
Type City/County Manager and Administrators
Date Posted 2023-05-16
City / Organization Express Employment Professionals, AR
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Position: City Manager

Location: Texarkana, AR

Type of Position: Direct Permanent Placement

Salary: Company offers competitive pay and a great benefit package


Applicants may submit applications and resumes to Heather Buster by Email at, upon receipts of email, candidates will be contacted immediately or within 24-hours.



 JOB OBJECTIVE: To plan and manage all operations of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas in accordance with policies set by the City Board of Directors.



  1. Provides direct oversight of all departments, including the appointment and removal of employees and other personnel actions. Establishes personnel policies and procedure guidelines for City operations.
  2.  In collaboration with the Mayor and Board of Directors, creates and leads the implementation of goals and objectives for the City. Delegates to department directors the responsibility for attaining their portion City's goals and objectives and ensures integrity and innovation as critical organizational values.
  3. Represents the City Board of Directors in the enforcement of all obligations in favor of the City and its residents that are imposed by law, or under the terms of any public utility franchise.
  4. Contracts for and purchases, or issues purchase authorizations for, supplies, materials, and equipment for City departments, offices, and agencies; contracts for, or authorizes contracts for, services to be rendered to the City or for the construction of City improvements.
  5. Advises the City Board of Directors and makes recommendations as to the financial condition and future needs of the City. Ensures accountability by providing regular reports to the City Board of Directors regarding key issues and actions taken.
  6. Ensures the financial integrity of the City through Budget development, monitoring, regular reporting on the financial condition of the City and effective management of its fiscal resources. Administers City budget after adoption by the Board of Directors.
  7.  Establishes and develops viable relationships and partnerships with members of various community interest groups, neighborhood organizations, the media, the business community and other service and governmental agencies to foster a sense of cooperation and collaboration within the community.
  8. Develops standards and reviews the performance of departments; reviews departmental performance in obtaining stated goals and objectives.
  9. Approves establishment of programs/policies that will aid in maintaining the financial integrity and service levels of various City Departments. Job Description City Manager Page
  10. Represents the City at various conferences, community events and special programs.
  11. Attends meetings of the City Board of Directors and serves as the City representative on designated Boards and Commissions.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: City Manager’s Secretary, Finance Director, Public Works Director, Parks Director, Police Chief, Fire Chief, City Clerk, Court Clerk, Chief Probation Officer, Economic Development Administrator, RSVP Director, Marketing Director, Bi-State Maintenance Manager, and Animal Shelter Director.





  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of budget process for large organizations.
  • Skill in the operation of an automatic transmission automobile.
  • Ability to direct the activities of managerial and professional employees.
  • Ability to develop and implement administrative plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop evaluation standards.
  • Ability to prepare detailed narrative and statistical reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups.


These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, five (5) years experience of progressively responsible municipal work experience at the level of City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or other senior city management official, or as a private industry senior executive officer in an organization of comparable complexity. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.




Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D (Non-Commercial Vehicle) Driver’s License before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position.




The City of Texarkana, Arkansas was founded in 1873 and incorporated in 1880 and is located on the Arkansas - Texas state line in the southwest corner of the State of Arkansas.  The City is 28 miles south of Oklahoma and 25 miles north of the Louisiana boundary line. The City currently occupies a land area of 42 square miles and serves a population of approximately 30,000.


The City of Texarkana, Arkansas operates under the city manager form of government.  Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a governing council consisting of the mayor and six other members. The Board of Directors is responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring both the City’s manager and attorney.  The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the Board of Directors, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, and for appointing the heads of the various departments.  The Board of Directors is elected on a non-partisan basis.  Board Directors serve four-year staggered terms with three directors elected every two years.  The mayor is elected to serve a four-year term.  The six directors are elected by ward.  The mayor is elected at large.


Job Post Expiration Date   June 30, 2024

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .