Amarillo sits at the crossroads of America, almost equidistant from both coasts, with a population of 199,000 residents and covering 100 square miles. Amarillo is the 14th largest city in Texas in terms of population. Located in Potter and Randall counties in the Texas Panhandle, it is the county seat of Potter County. Amarillo is situated at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 27, approximately 120 miles north of Lubbock, 360 miles northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth, and centered approximately 275 miles from both Albuquerque and Oklahoma City.
The City of Amarillo seeks a personable and experienced City Secretary with a thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of municipalities and the principles and practices of public administration. The ideal candidate must operate at a high level of organization and possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills. As a forward thinker, the City Secretary must encourage an inclusive and collaborative working environment while maintaining a culture of continuous improvement, embrace technology as a valuable tool to enhance the performance of the office, and utilize a foundation of ethics and positive leadership in customer service and community engagement. The City Secretary will be expected to demonstrate integrity, honesty, trust, and openness at all times.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Texas Registered Municipal Clerk certification is required or the ability to achieve certification within three years from the date of hire. A valid Texas Driver’s License is also required. The City may consider any combination of experience and education in determining a candidate’s qualifications.
The salary range for this position is $90,000-130,000 annually.
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