City of Shenandoah posts city administrator job opening

Nearly four months following the resignation of Shenandoah City Administrator Greg Smith, the city posted the job opening on its website Dec. 19.

Nearly four months following the resignation of Shenandoah City Administrator Greg Smith, the city posted the job opening on its website Dec. 19.

Nearly four months following the resignation of Shenandoah City Administrator Greg Smith, the city posted the job opening on its website Dec. 19.

Following eight years of service, Smith’s resignation was unanimously accepted by the Shenandoah City Council during its Aug. 23 meeting. City Secretary Kathie Reyer has served as the Interim City Administrator since Smith’s resignation became effective Aug. 31.

As of early November, Reyer said the city had not posted the job opening as council was working to evaluate and revise the job description, which Reyer said was outdated.

The council discussed the position during its Dec. 13 meeting in executive session.

As stated in the job description, candidates for the position must have at least five years of experience in municipal government with increasing responsibility, preferably in positions such as city administrator/manager, assistant city administrator/manager or senior executive management in an organization of comparable size and complexity to the City of Shenandoah.

The position also requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field, however a master’s degree is preferred. A pre-employment background check and drug test are also required for the position.

To view the entire Shenandoah City Administrator job description, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.