Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 87,000 situated east of Houston, Texas and north of Galveston Island along Interstate 10 and State Highway 146. Baytown is the third largest city in Harris County that borders the Gulf of Mexico with waters fed from Trinity Bay along the west side.
The Baytown Mayor & Council are seeking a highly skilled individual who will have the ability to provide guidance and direction to ensure the efficient management and effective operation of the City. The next City Manager will lead a staff with approximately 1,010 full-time employees, comprised of the following departments: City Clerk, City Manager’s Office, Finance, Fire, Health, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Legal, Library, Municipal Court, Parks & Recreation, Planning & Development Services, Police, Public Affairs, and Public Works and Engineering. The City’s annual general fund budget for FY22-23 is $143,668,680.
Candidates must be an exceptional leader with a heart for public service, able to respond to the City’s challenges both strategically and tactically and possess the emotional intelligence to not buckle under pressure. This new leader must be a values-based professional that is deeply committed to transparency and manages with purpose and integrity to make decisions that enrich the lives of the Baytown employees and the community as a whole, along with a dedication to the improvement of City services across all sectors of the population with an emphasis on customer service excellence and operational efficiency.
Additionally, the successful candidate must be a bridge builder who embraces collaborative partnerships, encourages community engagement, and is not afraid to dream big and challenge the status quo for future growth in Baytown. An ideal background that would complement the community’s expansion, current projects and key initiatives would include experience working in a master-planned community, with economic development projects and an incentive program, transportation and infrastructure improvement needs, contract negotiations with industry partners, as well as strategic planning for untapped areas of Baytown.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, along with ten (10) years of executive level experience administering a full-service city of similar size, complexity, and cultural diversity. A master’s degree from an accredited college or institution in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field and previous City Management experience is preferred.
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