Ideally situated just 10 miles east of Oklahoma City, the City of Choctaw boasts a friendly, small-town atmosphere with convenient access to all the amenities of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. Choctaw covers 27 square miles in eastern Oklahoma County and is located near the crossroads of I-35 and I-40. The City is just 30 minutes from the Will Rogers World Airport and only 10 miles from the Tinker Air Logistics Center, one of the largest employers in the county. Choctaw is home to more than 12,000 residents who enjoy excellent schools, safe, friendly neighborhoods, and a variety of year-round recreational activities.
The City of Choctaw has a very stable governing board. The Mayor and Council seek a new City Manager to lead the organization that includes quality senior staff and a dedicated workforce that delivers a slate of high-quality municipal services to residents. There have been three City Managers in the last 33 years.
The ideal candidate will:
Desire to make Choctaw home for the long term.
Be energetic, yet have a calm and diplomatic leadership style.
Lead by example, maintain positive staff morale, and reward good work efforts.
Possess excellent presentation skills.
Be skilled at guiding the governing board.
Have demonstrated knowledge of information technology and the use of social media.
Be active in the community.
Embrace innovation and be an “idea” person.
Have the ability to establish a leadership position among city managers in the area.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and at least three years of progressively responsible senior management experience. A combination of related experience and formal education will also be considered. A master’s degree in public administration or a related field and at least five years of progressively responsible senior management experience within a complex municipal government setting is preferred. Knowledge of TIF districts is a plus.
The starting salary range for this position is $107,000 to $125,000 depending on qualifications and experience.