The City of Denton is a vibrant community and is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. With an estimated population of 141,541, Denton is strategically positioned within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where the eastern and western segments of I-35 join 40 miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas. The City of Denton was recently listed #2 among U.S. cities for economic and population growth. Denton was also at the top of the list for population change, low unemployment, and growth in business.
Denton has been known as a university town, home to two state universities, the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. With a combined enrollment of over 50,000 students, the universities bring in a variety of cultural, sports, and entertainment amenities to the Denton community. In downtown Denton and just south of Denton is a campus for North Central Texas College, the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas. Public education is also important in Denton, with Denton Independent School District serving more than 27,000 students and 17 cities in a 180 square-mile district.
Denton is known for its friendly, small-town feel paired with big-city amenities. Across Denton, there is a thriving entertainment culture, featuring live performing arts venues, music and film festivals, museums, and historical sites. Additionally, Denton is home to 30 parks, featuring 300 acres of open space, 3 recreation centers, a water park, and community swimming pools, and hike and bike trails throughout the city. Nearby lakes, hiking trails, and state parks also contribute to exciting outdoor recreation opportunities.
Candidate Qualification Criteria
The following education, experience, leadership, and management criteria have been identified as important skills and abilities for candidates to possess and demonstrate:
- Ability to work with the City Council, City Manager, and other stakeholders, providing sound legal advice and counsel. A demonstrated skill in keeping the Mayor and City Council informed and in providing advice, support, education, and recommendations, including risk analysis, as requested when policy discussions are occurring, and decisions are being made.
The City of Denton is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The prior incumbent’s salary was $210,000. Relocation assistance will be available for the successful out of area candidate. Submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by August 9, 2021, online to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA, LLC – www.GovHRjobs.com. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA at 847-380-3238. The City of Denton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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