City Manager

City of Pauls Valley   Pauls Valley, OK   Full-time     Management
Posted on October 4, 2021

Community: Pauls Valley, Ok. Is a progressive community strategically located at the intersections of Interstate 35, U. S. 77 and State Highway 19. Pauls Valley is located 60 miles south of Oklahoma City, 44 miles North of Ardmore, and 152 miles North of Dallas Texas. Pauls Valley has a population of 6,100 and serves as the county seat of Garvin County. Pauls Valley continues to maintain a small town charm.

Pauls Valley is a center for diverse manufacturing, trade, education, medicine, and tourism. Primary industries include food products, fabricators, and distribution. Some of the major employers include Amcor, Covercraft, and Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

Organization: The City of Pauls Valley was founded in 1857. The City operates under the Council/Manager (Home Rule Charter) form of government. The Council is comprised of five members elected at large for terms of four years, with three Councilpersons being elected each odd-numbered year and two Councilpersons the following odd numbered year. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor is elected by the Council. The City Manager is appointed by the Governing Body and acts as its primary agent in accordance with state statutes and the City charter.

The City of Pauls Valley has 125 employees providing a full range of municipal services including police, fire/EMS, streets, wastewater, water, refuse, golf, airport, parks. Additional services provided include building inspection, code enforcement, planning, zoning, as well as general administrative services.

Management Style and Personal Traits:  The next Pauls Valley City Manager should be an effective communicator, possess excellent listening skills, consensus builder, adaptable, strategic thinker, have a track record of accessibility and responsiveness to the governing body, citizens, staff, and a reputation for the highest personal, professional, and organizational integrity.

Education and Experience: A Bachelors’ Degree in public administration, business administration, public policy, planning, finance, or related field or a Master’s in Public Administration is desirable but not a requirement.

Have 4 to 5 years progressively responsible experience and a record of achievement as a City Manager/Administrator or Assistant City Manager/Administrator or comparable department head in a full-service, quality-oriented community.  

Have demonstrated outstanding financial management and budgeting skills. Have experience in infrastructure financing and the development of priorities for capital improvement programming, including expertise in financing options for long-term project.   

Salary Range: Will be dependent upon applicable experience. A negotiated employment contract will be offered upon selection, including a full range of benefits.