Deputy City Manager

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Municipal or County Clerk Other

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field plus five (5) years experience in managing and directing a complex organization, including two (2) years of municipal management experience as a department head or comparable capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • None.

Notes to Applicants

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How to Apply:

Please visit the Strategic Government Resources ( SGR ) site to view more about this position and apply.

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the process for optimum consideration.

For more information, please contact Larry Gilley at or call 325-660-4208.

Information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public in compliance with the Texas Open Records Act.

Pay Range
8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday
*Hours may vary depending upon business needs.
Job Close Date Type of Posting External Department Management Services Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 Preferred Qualifications
The City of Austin is seeking a skilled and strategic leader interested in driving change within the organization and community - and with the experience to get things done.

The right fit for this position has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a passion for government transparency, community engagement, and accountability. They keep an open mind and an open door to new ideas and understand how to build, strengthen, and repair relationships within the organization and beyond.

Candidates should know how to plan, organize, and evaluate the activities of a department; prepare and analyze budgets, reports, and studies; and establish working relationships with their colleagues, the City Council, members of the media, and the public. Experience working directly with issues of equity and sustainability will serve the selected candidate well, as will familiarity with the City of Austin, its growth, and its unique challenges. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a must.

The ideal candidate is curious, engaged, and adaptable. They are eager to participate broadly in national and even international dialogue about issues like equity and sustainability, and they understand how to take projects and programs from ambitious goals to actionable progress.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Manages and directs City departments, offices, and programs based on general direction and policy of the City Manager and City Council. Resolves sensitive political issues and conflicts and establishes sound management practices. Represents the City before various professional, citizen, business and other groups to promote the City and respond to the interests of these groups. Cultivates partnerships with outside public and private organizations to access resources and improve the efficiency of service delivery. Establishes goals and objectives for City departments, offices and programs and evaluates achievement. Interprets polices, provides staff direction on policy, and recommends changes to policies and procedures. Assumes City Manager’s duties and responsibilities in the City Manager’s absence.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the various phases of City administration.
  • Knowledge of methods for establishing various policies and procedures governing the conduct of municipal administration.
  • Skill in preparing and analyzing budgets, reports and studies.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and evaluating the activities of a department or departments.
  • Skill in establishing effective working relationships with employees, City Council, the media and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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