Assistant Director for General Services, Fort Worth, Texas

Created 02/23/2021
Employer City of Fort Worth, TX
Reference 406741
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Fort Worth
Salary 135,558.00
Requisition Number:



Property Management

About the Department

The Property Management Department consists of three divisions including Facilities Management, Fleet Services, and General Administration. The General Administration Division includes administrative services for the Property Management Department, as well as management of utility and the fuel program.

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The Opportunity

An opportunity is available for highly seasoned and accomplished professional to assist in leading the activities of the Property Management Department. The Assistant Director for General Services of Property Management will be responsible for planning, directing and managing activities and operations of the Property Management Department.

Duties & Responsibilities of the Assistant Director for General Services include:
  • Oversees and manages the department's budget, budget process, budget reporting, and cost saving initiatives.
  • Oversees the management of the city's utility administration division. Directs the citywide fleet fuel program.
  • Directs and oversees the entire administrative branch of the Property Management Department which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Manages staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations.
  • Assists in establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; and allocates resources accordingly.
  • Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; and directs and implements changes.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the department budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; and implements budgetary policy and procedures.
  • Explains, justifies and defends property management programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; and participates in the writing of new rules and regulations and/or proposals for new programs or projects.
  • Represents the Property Management Department to other departments, elected officials, developers, outside agencies, and general public; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; and provides staff support and technical guidance to assigned boards and commissions.
  • Provides complex administrative assistance to the Property Management Director and other executive level staff as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be experienced, energetic and a resourceful leader with a demonstrated record of leadership and operational experience; possess a strong customer-centric approach; has the ability to negotiate, balance and sustain strong stakeholder relationships; has in-depth knowledge of planning and development principles, and has strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be adept in managing organizational change and has the ability to collaborate and build strong partnerships with city budgeting office, other City departments, and other governmental agencies.

We expect an Assistant Director for General Services to be detail-oriented with good business sense. The Assistant Director should be an innovative problem solver who is passionate about improving the quality of life for residents of Fort Worth. Exceptional interpersonal skills are essential. The individual must have the ability to boost and maintain positive employee morale and to motivate and inspire employees to maximize their potential and provide the highest level of customer service to citizens.

The individual selected will possess a professional history that demonstrates the following necessary leadership competencies and attributes:
  • Strong, innovative leadership and management skills.
  • Change agent for improving planning and development services by implementing an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A management philosophy that is strongly customer-service oriented both internal and external.
  • Ability to manage a diverse group of employees through the use of excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to creatively negotiate and implement streamlined processes and project management through partnership with stakeholder groups.
  • Possess an organizational and political awareness of sensitive projects, programs, and services that can involve competing interests and priorities.
  • Considerable knowledge of and experience with principles and practices of planning, program management, process improvement, and development services.
  • Proven track record for business process re-engineering - achieving efficiencies and innovation while improving the delivery and quality of service.

Education & Experience

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting, or a closely related field and six (6) or more years of responsible experience in management of operations and accounting/finance programs with a minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory/management role. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

Closing Date/Time: 3/8/21

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