Lubbock, known as “The Hub City,” is situated at the center of the scenic South Plains, between the Permian Basin and the West Texas Panhandle. It covers more than 136 square miles and is easily accessible by major transportation thoroughfares I-27; US Highways 82, 84, and 87; and State Highway 114. The city is home to more than 250,000 residents who enjoy the area’s mild climate, beautiful sunsets, and a wide range of recreational and cultural amenities. Lubbock provides a high quality of life that combines the art, leisure, and entertainment opportunities of a major metropolitan area with the friendly hospitality and charm of a small community.
The ideal Assistant City Manager for the City of Lubbock is a consummate professional with experience working as a local government administrator, preferably as a Department Director, Assistant City manager, or City Manager. This position involves making public presentations and representing the City in meetings and at events. Candidates with highly-developed and exceptional public speaking skills are desired. The City seeks an energetic leader with excellent employee relations skills and who is comfortable keeping projects moving forward, rather than maintaining the status quo.
The Assistant City Manager is a vital part of the City’s management team, so organizational fit will be a priority. The chosen candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience, with at least two to three years at the management level. A master’s degree is strongly preferred.
The starting salary for this position is approximately $160,000 depending on qualifications.
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