A tight-knit community incorporated in 1960, the City of Live Oak has evolved from a rich farming and ranching tradition to a town of quality businesses, family-friendly amenities, and peaceful neighborhoods home to nearly 16,500 residents. The 5.5-square-mile city sits along the bustling, high-growth intersection of I-35 and Loop 1604 just 17 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, and features rolling hills, a serene lake, and scenic trails. It also shares borders with the cities of San Antonio, Selma, Universal City, and Converse — as well as a portion of unincorporated Bexar County — and residents enjoy a variety of shopping and dining destinations, state-of-the-art medical facilities, and easy access to the attractions of Texas’s third-largest metro area.
The City of Live Oak is seeking a City Manager who is a proven servant-leader with outstanding integrity, judgment, work ethic, and management skills ready to guide the community through its next era of growth and prosperity. Appointed by Live Oak’s six-member City Council, the City Manager plans and oversees the organization’s daily operations through seven direct reports including an Assistant City Manager, five department heads, and an executive secretary. In addition to implementing City Council’s vision, the City Manager assists the community and its leaders with establishing short- and long-term goals and developing long-range plans in areas such as capital projects and land use; prepares the annual budget proposal and supervises fiscal operations; enforces ordinances and ensures compliance with state and federal laws, and oversees purchasing and contracting. They also provide support to City Council and the City’s appointed boards and commissions and serve as executive director of Live Oak’s Economic Development Corporation.
This position requires a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or a related field. Candidates should also have 10 years of senior-level management experience within local government, including five as a city manager, assistant city manager, or equivalent. A combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position may also be considered, including a mix of public and private sector experience. Residency within the City is required within six months of the hiring date.
The City of Live Oak offers an annual salary of $149,063 to $226,816 for this position dependent upon qualifications and experience.