The City of Fulshear, which is approximately 11 square miles in area with a 45 square mile ETJ, is geographically situated at the crossroads of suburban and exurban Houston. According to the U.S Census Bureau, it is the fastest growing city in Texas, having increased its 2010 U.S. Census population of 1,134 to its current estimated population of 9,600. Fulshear operates under the council-manager form of government and became a home rule city in May 2016. Per the City Charter, there will be a total of seven Council members. Currently, there are six Council members; the seventh will be elected in May 2018. The Council selects a professional City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the City. Fulshear has an annual operating budget of $16.6 million with plans to initiate $14.1 million in capital improvements, 45 full-time employees, and three part-time employees.
The City is seeking a new City Manager who is a strong, entrepreneurial, and visionary servant leader, but grounded with an outgoing personality and highly advanced interpersonal skills who is not afraid to say no, address difficult situations head on, challenge the status quo, or take measured risks to advance the City’s interests. The ideal candidate will be a mature, emotionally secure, empathetic, thoughtful, ethical, transparent, disciplined, steadfastly strategic, collaborative, and results-driven municipal manager who inspires and motivates others by example. The person selected will smoothly facilitate Fulshear’s rapid evolution into a uniquely livable and sustainable community by artfully blending its rich and charming past with a bright future. The selected candidate must have highly developed problem solving, technical, project management, presentation, and media skills.
A bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. A master's degree is preferred. At least ten years of progressively responsible municipal government experience, including five years of experience as a city manager or assistant city manager, is required. Experience in high quality, growth-oriented communities is preferred. A familiarity with municipal utility districts or similar entities and experience negotiating development agreements is desirable. The starting salary range for this position is $145,000 to $170,000 depending on qualifications and experience.