The City of Midland is located in West Texas, the midpoint between Dallas / Fort Worth and El Paso along I-20. With an estimated population of 135,000, Midland is prominent in the oil and gas industry, where about 20 percent of America’s oil and gas reserves are located. Midland is proud of its quality education system with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Midland College, and Midland Independent School District all located within the community. These elements, combined with 300 days of sunshine annually and friendly, welcoming citizens, result in a high quality of life for residents.
The City operating budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year totals $294,457,713. The focus of the budget is to use limited resources while maintaining a high-quality level of services. The property tax rate is 39.2249 cents per $100 valuation. Midland is experiencing exceptional growth, which promises to continue.
The City of Midland is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Finance. The successful candidate will have a strong organizational and budgeting aptitude, as well as project coordination experience. Must demonstrate strong management skills and a thorough understanding of accounting concepts. Familiarity with applicable tax, financial and debt-related Texas statutes is highly desirable. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. CGFO and CPA preferred. A track record of continuing involvement in professional development is expected, as well as a minimum of five years as a Finance Director or as an Assistant Director in a municipality of a similar size.