PLEASE READ:  The City of Seymour requires an application to be completed; we will not accept resumes in lieu of applications.  Applicants for City of Seymour employment should request an application from City Hall, City Secretary’s Office, 301 North Washington, PO Box 31, Seymour, TX 76380, by phone 940.889.3148, email ctorrez@cityofseymour.org, or by downloading and printing out the application below.

Application must be completed and returned before applicant will be considered.  Application must be completed in ink.  Social Security numbers are no longer requested on job applications.

Applications must be submitted for a SPECIFIC job opening.  Applications submitted without corresponding job opening noted will be refused.  City of Seymour cannot keep applications ‘on file’.  Unsolicited applications or resumes may be shredded.

The City of Seymour has a strict Drug-Free Workplace Policy and no job offer can be made until applicant passes a pre-employment drug screen.


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City Administrator


City Administrator is appointed by the City Council. To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the City of Seymour, including serving as liaison between the City Council and the public; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Acts as representative of the City at various functions. The City Administrator makes operational decisions with regards to the interpretation of Policies, Laws, Ordinances, Resolutions, Council guidelines, and official procedures; open records; and all aspects of human resources. Position involves regular contact with the public in situations that affect the accomplishment of the job at hand, and requires considerable tact and diplomacy, however, must be capable of taking and defending an unpopular position when absolutely necessary.


Receives direction from the City Council. Exercises overall supervision of all City departments and activities of the City of Seymour.


Supervises and coordinates activities of all City Departments. Attends various meetings including City Council and staff meetings. Represents the City in meetings and functions with outside organizations, agencies, businesses and the general public. Prepares the annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Director, City Council and the City Department Heads. Administers and monitors the City budget and plans and executes short and long range plans and programs. Acts as chief personnel officer for the City, monitors all fund transactions and signs all checks for the City as well as other official documents as authorized by the Mayor. Identifies potential problems and/or issues and advises the City Council on matters requiring City Council direction.  Responds to public information requests; ensures deadline requirements are met. Monitors funds drawn from the City treasury and approves fund transactions in conjunction with the City of Seymour Purchasing Policy. Selects and dismisses Department Heads when necessary. In conjunction with the Mayor, prepares and maintains responsibility for agendas and other materials for all meetings of the City Council and committees. Issues administrative directives and affixes signature to official documents as directed by City Council and acts as investment officer. Investigates and reports possible cases of malfeasance and other wrongdoing to the appropriate authorities. Works directly with the City Attorney to insure all contractual matters are executed properly.


Knowledge of the function and organization governmental structures and theories of municipal government leadership. Knowledge of management by objectives, long range planning techniques, policy formulation and analysis methods. Knowledge of government ethics and policy enforcement. Knowledge of report writing techniques, effective speaking and public relations practices.  Knowledge of current problems in local government and effective problem solving techniques. Knowledge of dealing effectively with citizen behaviors and knowledge of change management techniques. Knowledge of the structure, function and processes of local, state, federal and special interest groups relevant to municipal government. Knowledge of local codes , ordinances and state and federal laws affecting municipalities, knowledge of municipal budgeting procedures and multi-funded financing operations, knowledge of personnel management methods and principles. Knowledge of municipal finance methods and principles. Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. Knowledge of office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.

Skill to:

To perform effectively in interpersonal situations; to effectively perform managerial responsibilities; skill to consistently establish sincere, effective rapport and the ability to elicit cooperation from employees, the City Council, and citizens; skill to effectively present ideas, facts, technical information, opinions, or perceptions accurately both orally and in writing; skill to effectively listen, plan work activities, schedules priorities and utilization of resources; skill to identify goals and develop strategic plans and negotiate between multiple parties; skill in problem solving and ability to build consensus.

Ability to:

Interpret and understand the Local Government Code, Code of Ordinances and other statutes of the State of Texas. Effectively use business English, spelling, and appropriate grammar.

Ability to organize, identify and use potential sources of data, analyze statistical information, develop alternative solutions and recommendations in order to implement effective improvements.

Ability to interpret broad city policies and effectively apply them to individual programs and activities.

Ability to work effectively with a variety of entities, agencies and organizations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials in local, state and federal government and in the private sector.

Ability to quickly and accurately identify potential problem situations and act decisively when timely action is called for.

Ability to develop sound decisions in situations involving multiple factors.

Ability to identify relative individual abilities and needs of group members and allocate assignments accordingly.

Ability to recognize the long-term implications of a decision or event.

Ability to make independent judgments.

Ability to compose and deliver oral presentations for maximum effectiveness.

Ability to plan, organize, direct and monitor departmental employees to accomplish unit objectives.

 Work with new technology.

Meet deadlines in a timely manner.

Provide information and organize pertinent materials for use by the City Council, employees and vendors/contractors.

Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City employees and other government officials, community groups, the general public and media representatives.

Be able to work when meetings are required during non-regular hours.

Must be able to handle and operate under stressful situations.

Must be able to move about office, bend or stoop, retrieve files, lift books or other materials, use step-stools and step ladders to store and retrieve items of various sizes, shapes, and forms weighing up to 25 pounds. Follow and Embrace the City of Seymour Core Values-Trust, Accountability, Teamwork, Pride, and Service Excellence.


A minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in the private sector at the executive management level with experience in either personnel management or budgeting and finance; or four years prior experience in municipal management.

Minimum Requirements:

Experience in city management or a major municipal department and a degree in business or public administration is highly desirable or any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above required knowledge, skills and abilities is an acceptable substitute for the above education and experience requirements. Position will require completion of Texas Public Funds Investment Act training, Open Meetings and Open Records Act training and applicable CEU’s. Must also possess a Class “C” Driver’s license and a safe driving record.