Graham, Texas, is the City Where Texas Comes Home! It’s known for its friendly faces, beautiful landscapes, good schools, and slower pace of life. A population of 8,732 welcoming people call Graham home. And even though the City is only 5.6 square miles, it offers convenient access to US Highway 380, TX Highway 16, and TX Highway 67, making getting around North Texas easy. Graham is located just over 100 miles northwest from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. You can experience all the world-class amenities of Dallas/Fort Worth, while enjoying Graham’s small-town charm at home. Graham is known for its community-based philanthropy, low crime rate, entertaining events, exceptional library, and family friendly environment. It’s a little town that does big things in a big way!
The City of Graham seeks an energetic, strong leader to serve as the next City Manager. A forward-thinking visionary with knowledge of municipal law, grants, economic development, and special events, the ideal candidate will be familiar with the inner workings of City administration, departments, and infrastructure, and have strong finance and budgetary skills. They will be personable and approachable, with strong communication skills. The chosen City Manager will be a visible member of the community, who is flexible and a good listener.
The ideal candidate will be an open-minded people person, who can take ideas and work on them. The next City Manager will be able to stay positive in tense situations, brush off negativity, and take the good with the bad and stay calm under pressure.
A bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, accounting/finance, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, as well as six years of municipal management experience is required, or a master’s degree in a related field and four years of municipal management. Outstanding levels of professional accomplishment or community involvement will also be considered in place of these qualifications. Residency in Graham is required within six months of hire date.
The City of Graham offers a competitive salary range of $140,000-$160,000 based on qualifications and experience.
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