The City of Missouri City, TX is seeking Director of Neighborhood Services. Missouri City, Texas, known as the “Show Me” city, has a population of over 80,000 and is conveniently situated 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. This City is comprised of 428 full-time employees and an FY 2023 annual budget of $199,316,434, which also includes a General Fund Budget of $72,648,897.
Under the direction of the Assistant City Manager, the candidate selected for this position will be the very “first” Director of Neighborhood Services and will serve as a member of the City's Leadership team. The city recently created this “brand new” department, which is comprised of 17 full-time employees within four (4) Divisions: Code Enforcement, Health Inspections, Animal Services and Solid Waste & Environmental. The Neighborhood Services Department is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of all people and animals in the community through the enforcement of state and local laws, the collection of solid waste and recycling, along with the inspection of all residential and nonresidential construction that occurs within the City in conjunction with the enforcement of health, nuisance, and property maintenance, and technical codes.
The ideal candidate for the new Director position needs to have the political aptitude and emotional intelligence to effectively build and unify new divisions into a high-performing, collaborative team. This strategic leader shall have exceptional interpersonal, analytical, organizational, communication and presentation skills to bring credibility to the role and have the ability to quickly establish mutual respect and trust with City leadership, department staff and the residents. This “community steward” must have a heart for the community, a passion for public service, and a business-mindset dedicated to seeking “best practices” for continued growth and effectiveness.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning or closely related field from an accredited college or university; a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible managerial experience in comprehensive programs involving neighborhood revitalization, urban planning, code enforcement, housing, and community development activities.