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Assistant City Manager of Development - City of Athens, TX (ID: 462881)

Title Assistant City Manager of Development
Type City/County Manager and Administrators
Date Posted 2023-12-01
City / Organization City of Athens, TX
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The City of Athens is a hidden gem with a rich heritage, nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas. It’s located 75 miles from Dallas, 35 miles from Tyler, Corsicana, and Palestine, and 26 miles from Canton. Athens is the County Seat of Henderson County, which was established in 1846 — just four months after the United States annexed Texas. An estimated 12,890 residents in 16 square miles enjoy the charm of this small southern town that retains many qualities of living in a larger city.

The City of Athens operates under a City Manager/Council form of government with five council members elected. The current City Manager is Elizabeth Borstad, PE. , who has been with the City of Athens for six years. The Assistant City Manager of Development serves as a member of the City management team and performs highly responsible management work directly related to the development of Athens. Primary job duties include directing and coordinating all types of development within the City, including industrial, commercial, retail, and residential. This position will work closely with the City Manager, the Development Services Department, the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, and the City Council.

The City of Athens seeks an organized, ambitious leader to serve as its next Assistant City Manager of Development. The ideal candidate is creative and resourceful, with a track record of using the tools available to deliver results. They will be an excellent negotiator with a high level of integrity. Being a good listener who is open-minded to different perspectives is critical for this role. The ideal candidate is a consensus player and a team player. They will work and communicate well with all stakeholders in the City and the EDC board, the community, and developers. This position requires a high level of customer service, with a track record of creating streamlined processes that are developmentally friendly.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, urban planning, architecture, public administration, engineering, or a related field, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, marketing, urban planning, or public administration. A relevant combination of education and experience will be considered. A certification as a Texas Economic Developer or Planner is preferred. Must be a citizen of the United States or able to work in the United States with a valid Texas driver’s license.

The salary range for this position is $104,775-$136,208, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online.

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

Job Post Expiration Date   January 8, 2024

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