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Employment Opportunities

Hourly: $18.00 – $25.92
Part Time: 20- 22 hours per week
Benefits: Limited and Pro-Rated
Opening Date: October 1, 2023
Closing Date:  When filled (first review date October 16, 2023)

Description:

Under the direct supervision of the City Administrator and the Senior Administrative Assistant provides a variety of functions including general front desk functions; general building permit issuance, receive and answer general city-wide questions.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Respond to the public, developers, etc. on planning functions and activities.
  • Responds to questions, phone calls and general city resident activity.
  • Assist the other city employees in the administration of the overall city activities.
  • Receive applications for Planning Commission action.
  • Establish databases to aid in the coordination , collection, and analysis of date-related to Federal, State, County and City projects.
  • Assists the City Secretary in filing, recordkeeping and activities as needed.
  • Work closely with City Planner I,II to learn specific city issues, plans and nuances.
  • Become understanding of the City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Assist City Secretary in filling in on City Council or Planning and Zoning Commission minute taking.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any related field (preferred)
  • One year of relevant experience with a demonstrated ability in most aspects of municipal activities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulately, both in writing and orally.
  • Excited to be a member of TEAM MC!

WORKING CONDITIONS

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The job involves desk work which may be interrupted with phone and counter calls.  May involve attendance at meetings in City Hall or off-site and before or after normal working hours.

SELECTION PROCESS

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application, forwarded to citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com.

Employment Opportunities

Opening Date: October 1, 2023
Closing Date: When filled (first review date October 16, 2022)
Salary $60,320 – $86,861 per annum
(Position generally starts at the beginning of the scale)

Job Description

The city of McLendon-Chisholm is looking for someone that is a hard worker, exciting and fun. Someone wanting to professionally grow and progress in the municipal environment Someone with the desire and ability to learn, grow and develop in various city functions including human resources, risk management, budgeting, and provide public information and analysis.

This position will provide analytical and communications support. Typical duties may include preparing documents for publication and dissemination including newsletters, press releases and social media; may assist in management of various projects; may assist in the budget preparation and analysis; preparing reports; and/or, performing other specialized activities.

Duties And Responsibilities:

The following is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

  • Supports the City Manager and staff in any and all ongoing projects as needed.
  • Promotes innovation, critical thinking, and creativity in developing approaches and solutions to City needs.
  • Promotes and encourages collaboration in seeking new ways to share resources, ideas, and best practices in order to optimize service delivery organization wide.
  • Assists in such areas as Human Resources, Risk Management, Communications, Budget, etc.
  • Plans and manages Public Information/Communications activities for the City, including community relations, media relations, public relations, and marketing.
  • Identifies content requirements and suggests content strategies and deliverables as a part of robust communications plans.
  • Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes issues and recommends solutions; provides leadership, direction, and guidance in various city departments including information/communication strategies, internal policy development, and priorities.
  • Writes, proofreads, edits, and disseminates content to include press releases, newsletters, bulletins, information packages, and public service announcements.
  • Knowledge of marketing, graphic design, and presentation development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of municipal programs, local government relationships, and community relations.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures and legal obligations/restrictions with respect to the release of data and reports to the public and other agencies.
  • Write well. Very important!
  • Ability to learn the geography of the city, including road and street names and locations.
  • Ability to work under stress and use good judgement in emergency situations.
  • Ability to tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects, deadlines, and demands.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, media representative, and co-workers.
  • Skill in composing news releases and feature articles; developing brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, and marketing material.
  • Desire to learn a lot of public sector, municipal functions and activities that may assist in seeking a department head, assistant City Manager or City Manager position.
  • Skill in preparing presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a computer and associated software including but not limited to Microsoft Office.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Political Science, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • One to three years of related experience in City Government is preferred. Internships may count toward experience.
  • Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license
  • A combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The job involves desk work which may be interrupted with phone and counter calls. Involves attendance at meetings in City Hall or off-site and before or after normal working hours. Frequent site visits to building sites, vacant properties can involve rugged and dirty conditions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application, forwarded to citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com.

Employment Opportunities

Salary: $60,320 – $86,861 per annum
(position generally starts at the beginning of the scale)

Opening Date: October 1, 2023

Closing Date: When filled (first review date October 16, 2022)

Description:

Under the direct supervision of the City Administrator, the Planner I/II performs independent work with minimal supervision.  This position will assist the contract planner in the administration and enforcement functions associated with land use and zoning regulations.  Duties include responding to public inquiries and land use complaints, reviewing plans to determine conformance with City ordinances and urban design guidelines, conducting research and preparing detailed staff reports, presenting information orally and conducting site inspections.  Daily work is based on organizational values.

Duties/Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to the public, developers, etc. on all planning functions and activities.
  • Assist the Planner in the administration of the Site Plan Review process.
  • Receive applications for Planning Commission action.
  • Establish databases to aid in the coordination , collection, and analysis of date-related to Federal, State, County and City zoning and planning ordinances and codes.
  • Conduct research and prepare detailed staff reports for Planning Commission.
  • Attend all Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings.
  • Assists in the preparation of ordinances and resolutions.
  • Assist in the preparation of amendments to ordinances, subdivision regulations and to the City land use plan.
  • Review plans to determine compliance with City ordinances, landscape ordinances and urban design guidelines.
  • Conduct technical research and demographic studies and prepare statistical reports and analysis.
  • Coordinates with municipalities, adjacent county governments and other jurisdictions
  • Coordinate and facilitate development review and pre-submittal meetings with other city departments.
  • Work closely with City Planner to learn specific city issues, plans and nuances.
  • Become completely understanding of the City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Conduct site inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans and permits.
  • Assist in preparation and administration of state and federal grants.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned or apparent.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, public administration, geography, or related field
  • One year of relevant experience with a demonstrated ability in most aspects of planning
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulately, both in writing and orally, including the ability to make public presentations.
  • Excited to be a planner!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, public administration, geography, or related field
  • Demonstrated success in a local government planning department.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The job involves desk work which may be interrupted with phone and counter calls.  Involves attendance at meetings in City Hall or off-site and before or after normal working hours.  Frequent site visits to building sites, vacant properties can involve rugged and dirty conditions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application, forwarded to citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com.

Employment Opportunities

Job Summary

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is looking for someone that is a hard worker, exciting and fun.  Someone wanting to professionally grow and progress.  Someone with the desire and ability to learn, grow and develop in various city functions including human resources, risk management, budgeting, and provide public information and analysis.

This position will provide analytical and communications support. Typical duties may include preparing documents for publication and dissemination including newsletters, press releases and social media; may assist in management of various projects; may assist in the budget preparation and analysis; preparing reports; and/or, performing other specialized activities.

Description

Responsible for the planning, drafting, and disseminating of comprehensive public information regarding City initiative, programs, and policies, promoting effective media relations, managing City social media, and marketing campaigns

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • The following are a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.
  • Supports City Manager and staff in any and all ongoing projects as needed.
  • Promotes innovation, critical thinking, and creativity in developing approaches and solutions to City needs.
  • Promotes and encourages collaboration in seeking new ways to share resources, ideas, and best practices in order to optimize service delivery organization wide.
  • Assists in such as areas as Human Resources, Risk Management, Communications, Budget, etc.
  • Plans and manages Public Information/Communications activities for the City, including community relations, media relations, public relations, and marketing.
  • Identifies content requirements and suggests content strategies and deliverables as a part of robust communications plans.
  • Serves as the City’s webmaster and manages the contract with the City’s webservice provider.  Monitors City website for maintenance, routinely checks web traffic analytics and trains other members of staff on website maintenance as needed.
  • Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes issues and recommends solutions; provides leadership, direction, and guidance in various city departments including information/communication strategies, internal policy development, and priorities.
  • Writes, proofreads, edits, and disseminates content to include press releases, newsletters, bulletins, information packages, and public service announcements.
  • Knowledge of marketing, graphic design, and presentation development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of municipal programs, local government relationships, and community relations.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures and legal obligations/restrictions with respect to the release of data and reports to the public and other agencies.
  • Write well.  Very important!
  • Ability to learn the geography of the city, including road and street names and locations.
  • Ability to work under stress and use good judgement in emergency situations.
  • Ability to tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects, deadlines, and demands.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, media representative, and co-workers.
  • Skill in composing news releases and feature articles; developing brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, and marketing material.
  • Skill in website design, maintenance, and industry best practices.
  • Skill in digital design and editing using programs such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, or similar programs.
  • Skill in use of photography equipment including editing photos for optimal use in all platforms.
  • Skill in operating video and audio equipment and in formatting and uploading video content for publication.
  • Skill in preparing presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a computer and associated software including but not limited to Microsoft Office.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Political Science, or a related field.  Master’s degree is preferred.
  • One to three years of related experience in City Government is preferred.  Internships may count toward experience.
  • Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license
  • A combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Starting Salary – $60,000 per annum.

Resume applications must be submitted to:

Shelly Green
City Secretary
1371 FM 550
McLendon-Chisholm, Texas
or citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com

Employment Opportunities

Salary: $28.85 /hourly – $60,000 /year

Opening Date: October 1, 2022

Closing Date: When filled (first review date October 15, 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the direct supervision of the City Administrator, the Planner I/II performs independent work with minimal supervision.  This position will assist the contract planner in the administration and enforcement functions associated with land use and zoning regulations.  Duties include responding to public inquiries and land use complaints, reviewing plans to determine conformance with City ordinances and urban design guidelines, conducting research and preparing detailed staff reports, presenting information orally and conducting site inspections.  Daily work is based on organizational values.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to public, developers, etc. on all planning functions and activities
  • Assist the Planner in the administration of the Site Plan Review process.
  • Receive applications for Planning Commission action.
  • Establish databases to aid in the coordination , collection and analysis of dated related to Federal, State, County and City zoning and planning ordinances and codes.
  • Conduct research and prepare detailed staff reports for Planning Commission.
  • Attend all Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings
  • Assists in the preparation of ordinances and resolutions
  • Assist in the preparation of amendments to ordinances, subdivision regulations and to the City land use plan.
  • Review plans to determine compliance with City ordinances, landscape ordinances and urban design guidelines
  • Conduct technical research and demographic studies and prepares statistical reports and analysis.
  • Coordinates with municipalities, adjacent county governments and other jurisdictions
  • Coordinate and facilitate development review and pre-submittal meetings with other city departments
  • Work closely with City Planner to learn specific city issues, plans and nuances.
  • Become completely understanding of the City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Conduct site inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans and permits.
  • Assist in preparation and administration of state and federal grants
  • Perform other related functions as assigned or apparent

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, public administration, geography or related field
  • One year of relevant experience with a demonstrated ability in most aspects of planning
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulately, both in writing and orally, including the ability to make public presentations
  • Excited to be a planner!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, public administration, geography or related field
  • Demonstrated success in a local government planning department

WORKING CONDITIONS

The city of McLendon-Chisholm is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Job involves desk work which may be interrupted with phone and counter calls.  Involve attendance at meetings in City Hall or off-site and before or after normal working hours.  Frequent site visits to building sites, vacant properties can involve rugged and dirty conditions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application.

Resume applications must be submitted to:

Shelly Green
City Secretary
1371 FM 550
McLendon-Chisholm, Texas
or citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com

The City is seeking applications for the position of City Administrator who possess the following characteristics:

Education

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, or equivalent is required with a master’s degree in public administration or equivalent preferred. Credentials (completed or in progress) as a Certified Public Manager are also preferred. Specialized training and certifications may also be considered.

Experience

The equivalent of three (3) years of progressively responsible local government management experience is required with additional applicable experience preferred. General knowledge of local government operations and applicable laws is required.

Characteristics

Honesty and integrity are of utmost importance. A positive attitude toward management commitment to servant leadership and commitment to teamwork is required. The importance of honest communication, transparency, and fairness in all dealings cannot be overemphasized. The ability and inclination to communicate with Citizens (individually and collectively) verbally and in writing is of great importance. The successful candidate must be committed to and able to contribute to the success of the City through implementation of policies and goals established by the Mayor and City Council.

Resume applications must be submitted to:

Shelly Green
City Secretary
1371 FM 550
McLendon-Chisholm, Texas
or citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com

Employment Opportunities

JOB DESCRIPTION

General Statement of Duties

Under the general supervision of the City Administrator, the City Planner is responsible for all administrative work related to planning and development including responding to development inquiries, technical review of plat, zoning, and Board of Adjustment applications, preparing presentations and making recommendations to appropriate city boards, updating zoning and subdivisions ordinances as needed and coordinating efforts with the City Engineer, City Attorney, Building Official, Code Enforcement Officer and others employees or city consultants. The City Planner will be responsible for exercising leadership skills and coordinating the development of planning studies and other plans for the City and working with outside consultants as needed and approved by the City Council.

Essential Functions

The primary functions listed below are those that represent the main objectives of this class:

  • Maintain regular, reliable, and prompt attendance, physically present to work;
  • Plans, evaluates, and directs policies, programs, and operations through division supervisors and /or Assistant Director;
  • Directs the preparation and implementation of department budget and makes procedural and operational recommendations to City management through work plans;
  • Serves as advisor to and representative of the City on growth management activities;
  • Drafts official documents such as code amendments; requests for proposals, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Composes planning reports and related documents such as memorandums, letters, and agenda backup;
  • Instructs staff activities related to policies, procedures and planning principles; administers contracts;
  • Establishes the department work priority, prepares departments work plans and schedules.
  • Meet or respond to engineers and developers on specific land development proposals;
  • Dispense zoning information to developers and the general public;
  • Processes variance, rezoning requests and special exceptions; researches case histories; writes reports and recommendations. Prepares studies to update Zoning Code and related ordinances.
  • Prepares back-up and acts as advisor to various boards and City Commission;
  • Maintains files and records of all rezoning, site plans, variances, special exceptions, right-of-way acquisitions or abandonments, permits, beverage licenses, group homes, and occupational licenses;
  • Makes presentations before the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission;
  • Reviews and recommends approval or denial of occupational licenses, alcoholic beverages licenses, and any other permit or licenses needing Planning and Zoning or City Commission action;
  • Reviews, proofreads, and corrects planning reports and documents;
  • Reviews and analyzes rezoning, variances, subdivisions, and site plans for consistency with the comprehensive plan. Makes recommendations concerning same;
  • Research state, federal, regional, and county planning regulations; analyzes data; answers questions from the general public concerning planning matters;
  • Develop and maintain land use data base as part of growth management planning activities;
  • Maintains plats and maps of the City’s boundaries and zoning district.
  • Performs related work as required; and
  • Perform other work as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

None.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

The City would prefer to hire a full-time City Planner working a minimum of 40 hours per week. However, the City will consider a part-time arrangement.  Incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours when required including several evening meetings per month. Salary and work hours negotiable DOQ.

Physical Demands

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, handling, sitting, standing, pushing, or pulling. The noise level in this environment is usually quiet in an inside office setting. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, or a related field,
• Five (5) years of extensive professional experience as a professional planner or increasingly responsible work in a major department or division in local government administration. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

AICP certification preferred
• Must possess a valid, Texas (Class C) driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
• Pre-employment drug screen and physical required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge – Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. Knowledge of building inspection, building regulations, zoning codes and licensing activities. Knowledge of comprehensive land use planning and development regulations. Knowledge of basic engineering principles and practices. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language. Knowledge of computer software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Word Perfect, and Microsoft Power Point.

Skills – Using logical reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses and find alternative solutions, conclusions or resolutions to problems. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Understanding sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Abilities -Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate a wide range of planning, inspections, enforcement, and licensing activities. Ability to supervise many employees through divisional supervisors. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to exercise good judgment and perform a wide range of supervisory responsibilities. The ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to prepare technical and administrative reports.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Shelly Green, City Secretary
citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com

or mail to:

Shelly Green, City Secretary
1371 W. FM 550
McLendon-Chisholm-Texas 75032

Deadline to apply is December 17, 2021

General Summary:

Under general supervision of the Chief of Public Safety, position is responsible for routine and some complex work related to the enforcement and compliance of local ordinances and state laws pertaining to the abatement of public nuisances. Performs field inspections and investigations to enforce and ensure compliance with approved City ordinances, and applicable State regulations.

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