City Formally Posts City Manager Job Opening

We now know what the City is looking for in the next City Manager, after the job was formally posted last night, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The City is requiring a bachelors degree in Public Administration, with a master's degree 'strongly preferred.'

At least ten years experience in public administration will be required, with at least six years at the Assistant or Deputy City Manager or Department Head level.

A history of 'fiscally conservative' judgement, coupled with 'compassion for community needs' and 'equity' is demanded, as well as 'accountability, transparency, and a willingness to work closely with City Council as well as with 'corporate businesses and groups that advocate for 'the most vulnerable members of our community.'

The job posting says the successful candidate will make 'no more than $312,000 a year, and will be required to live in the City of San Antonio.  No 'bonus,' which was at the heart of much of the opposition to City Manager Sheryl Sculley, was mentioned in the posting.

Mayor Nirenberg has said he expects to have both current city administrators as well as people from across the country apply for the job.

The deadline to apply is January 3, and people who are interested in the job are required to inform City officials of "regarding  the  size of the general fund budget and the number of  employees  of  the  largest  City  you  have  helped to manage."

A group of finalists is expected to have been determined by late January, at which time Nirenberg plans to have the candidates meet with community members at open forums before a final decision is made.

Sculley has announced that she plans to retire by June 30 at the latest.

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