City Administrator

  • City of Venus
  • Venus, Texas
  • Dec 05, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Management
  • Salary: up to $150,000 annually USD Annually
  • Apply By: Mar 04, 2024

Job Description


Located on the southern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the City of Venus’ City Administrator position offers an opportunity to provide mentorship and guidance to a community at a critical crossroads in their history. The Council sees the need for comprehensive long-range planning in order to prepare the needed infrastructure for impending development and seek a growth minded, innovative leader to improve communication and bring stability to their community.


The City of Venus is on the eastern edge of Johnson County, directly south of Dallas with a population of over 6,700 and rapidly increasing as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex moves south. While Venus is located mostly in Johnson County, there are portions that reach into Ellis County. The City of Venus manages their own water, wastewater, and contracts solid waste services. The City also provides public safety services and code enforcement in addition to traditional administrative services. The City has a staff of approximately 53 employees, operates on a general fund budget of $6.5 million and an additional $4.6 million in utility enterprise funds.


Reporting to the Mayor and five-member Council, the City Administrator serves as the chief administrative and executive officer of the City, ensuring that City Council directives, goals and policies are implemented and executed by the organization. The City Administrator is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and reviewing all activities and operations of the city and coordinating programs, services, and activities among city departments and outside agencies. The City Administrator also ensures the financial integrity of the municipal organization, represents the City’s interests, and provides highly responsible and complex policy advice and administrative support to the Mayor and City Council. A few key duties and responsibilities include administering the preparation of the annual budget; preparing long-term plans for capital improvement projects and fiscally responsible financing of the same; managing the City’s daily operations by overseeing all City departments as well as all outsourced functions and services of the City; and advising and informing the City Council on a “real-time” basis of the City’s financial condition, progress of programs, present and future needs of the City and matters requiring Council consideration.

Ideal candidates for City Administrator will be an exceptional listener and outstanding communicator with effective interpersonal, analytical, written, verbal communication and presentation skills; display a professional demeanor that generates respect, while being respectful of others; maintain a leadership style that handles sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; and have executive municipal experience in the State of Texas, professional experience in planning and development, and experience managing annual operating and capital budgets.


The salary range for the City Administrator is up to $150,000 with placement dependent upon qualifications. In addition, an excellent benefit package and a flexible work schedule are provided and will be defined in a negotiated employment contract with the City. Key benefits include retirement provided by the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and a 2:1 match by the City of Venus, 20 years and 5 years vesting; health and dental insurance; life and disability insurance; flexible spending plans; 10 paid holidays and generous vacation accrual; and reimbursement for relocation costs is negotiable.

Job Requirements


Successful candidates shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or another professional or technical field related to a major function of local government.

Experience: Ten years of relevant experience in municipal government operations, including six years of management and administration experience at the director/department head level or above. Corporate private-sector experience in combination with high-level public sector experience will be considered.

Special Instructions



Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Julie Baca or Greg Nelson at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately at, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool is established.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.

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