Job Opportunities

City Manager - Missouri City, TX
Closes - 6/3/22

Missouri City, Texas (pop. 74,557).  Strategically located, a growing city with a rich Texas history seeks highly progressive, team-oriented, local government leaders to apply for its City Manager position.    Located adjacent to Houston, Missouri City is primarily in Fort Bend County, though a portion of the city is in Harris County.  The City is approximately 30 square miles with extra-territorial jurisdiction of an additional 24 square miles and is bordered by Sugar Land to the west and Arcola to the southeast.  Missouri City is recognized nationally as one of the Safest Cities in America by Congressional Quarterly and one of the Best Places to Live in America by CNN/Money magazine.

Missouri City operates under the Council-Manager form of government.  The City Manager is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and City Council.  Missouri City has a $131 million all funds total budget and is a full-service city with about 380 full-time employees including police, fire, public works, economic development, finance, human resources, innovation and technology, parks and recreation, development services.  The City has numerous municipal utility districts that it closely works with to provide water and sewer utilities inside the city boundaries and in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

The City’s mission is “to provide municipal services in a financially responsible and customer friendly manner while engaging our residents”.  In addition, the City’s vision is “to be known as a premier community with inclusiveness, beautiful, safe and active/enjoyable living” and recognized as a “superior municipal organization.”  The City has adopted a Code of Ideals that outlines the organization’s commitment to service, professionalism, innovation, respect, transparency, integrity and teamwork.

Candidate Requirements

Missouri City is seeking a committed, professional public servant for its next City Manager to settle and make Missouri City their home and significant contribution to the organization. Candidates for the City Manager position must have a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field. Ideally, candidates will have a master’s degree in public administration or closely related field, along with:

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership in a local government organization.  Ideally, candidates will have at least five (5) years of high-level executive experience in leading an organization of a similar size and complexity to the Missouri City organization. Member of ICMA for at least 5 years.  A credentialed City Manager is not required but desired.
  • Demonstrated strength in finance/budgeting, economic development, and negotiation skills in a public or non-profit setting.
  • Experience in local government operations and/or oversight is highly valued, including experience with Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) and Civil Service System for Police and Fire personnel.  Experience in city ownership of golf courses is a plus.


Residency in Missouri City is required within six (6) months of appointment.  The salary range for the position is $200,000 - $250,000 annually.  Missouri City offers a comprehensive benefits package.



Candidates should apply online by Friday, June 3, 2022 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references to to the attention of Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240, ext. 120.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted.


Missouri City, Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation. 

Posted:May 6, 2022