Public Power leaders: the City of San Marcos, Texas offers an opportunity to oversee a municipal electric utility for a fast-growing City in one of the most desirable areas of Texas. The next Assistant Director of Utilities will have the opportunity to experience tremendous professional growth alongside the City’s growth.
The San Marcos Electric Utility (SMTXU) is operated by the Electric Utility Division of the Utilities Department and is responsible for the full breadth of electric utility functions for the City of San Marcos, including engineering, substation and distribution system maintenance, metering for all utilities, capital improvement planning and execution, and operations. The Electric Utility Division is staffed with 54 employees and has a $68 million annual budget. The position answers directly to the Director of Utilities. Reporting to the Assistant Director are managers of Engineering Services, Metering, and Distribution Maintenance, as well as administrative personnel.
The anticipated starting salary is up to $160,000 depending on qualifications. The City of San Marcos offers an excellent benefits package, including Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with an employee contribution of 7% of salary and a 2:1 matching contribution by the City (employees vest in 5 years and are eligible to retire with 20 years of service at any age), excellent insurance plans for employees and their dependent family members (health, dental, life, long-term disability, and voluntary vision coverage), a Sick Pool Bank is offered in lieu of short-term disability, and relocation assistance may be negotiated with the selected candidate.
A preliminary closing date has been set for May 31, 2022, however candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close early once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson or Bryan Noblett at (916) 550-4100.
Interested candidates may apply online at www.mosaicpublic.com/careers.
This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.
The City of San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of age, race, religion, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, sexual preference, color, national origin or disability. The City is also a Drug Free and Smoke Free Employer.
The most qualified candidate for Assistant Director of Utilities will possess a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Finance or a related field. In addition, ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in the electric power utility industry, with five (5) years in senior management is required.
San Marcos, Texas is the county seat of Hays County and has a population of 67,553 across 36 square miles. Located on Interstate Highway 35 between San Antonio and Austin, the character and economy of the City is heavily influenced by Texas State University, which has a student enrollment of 38,187.
Millions of visitors are attracted to San Marcos for the serene beauty of the Texas Hill Country and some of the most popular attractions in the state. San Marcos has been named one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” by Business Week and was named the “#1 Retirement Community” by Forbes. Residents enjoy convenient access to an array of amenities and unmatched recreational opportunities.
San Marcos, Texas, was founded in 1851 and incorporated in 1877. It sits at the headwaters of the beautiful San Marcos River. Archaeologists have discovered artifacts indicating the area is one of the longest continuously inhabited places in North America. The City has flourished for almost 170 years and is proud of its heritage. As it grows, San Marcos makes efforts to preserve its culture and traditions while promoting sustainable economic development.
The Texas Historical Commission an...d the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated San Marcos an official Main Street City in 1986. Due to its passionate commitment to community preservation efforts, San Marcos was distinguished as a “Texas Treasures Community.” The City has a charming downtown and historic districts featuring great restaurants, unique locally owned shops, and eclectic markets. San Marcos is an international destination for shopping and retail development, which plays a vital role in the community’s thriving economy.