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City manager - Express Employment Professionals, AR (ID: 446518)
|Type||City/County Manager and Administrators|
|City / Organization||Express Employment Professionals, AR|
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 Heather.Buster@expresspros.com, 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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
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.