City Controller

City Controller
City of Pasadena Human Resources Department
 Pasadena, Texas
Job Description

The City of Pasadena (CoP), Texas is seeking a City Controller with extensive experience in municipal accounting, banking, municipal bonds, municipal budgeting, accounting, taxation, and financial controls.

The CoP has a population of approximately 154,000, is just under 60 square miles in size, and shares a common border with the City of Houston. The city is located in Harris County, which is home to over 4 million people. Pasadena encompasses four major public-school districts, is home to San Jacinto College and is just a short drive from several universities. Residents can also easily commute to Galveston’s beaches and the Gulf Coast in less than an hour or be in downtown Houston in fewer than 20 minutes. Home prices are relatively low, especially compared to other areas in the state and nationally. There is also a large medical complex located in the city. The city has low crime and unemployment rates and is a great place to live, work, and play in Texas. In fact, Pasadena ranked #13th in the Safest Cities in Texas report for 2021 by (

The CoP operates under a mayor-council form of government with the City Controller’s Office under the authority, control, and direction of council (eight councilmembers). As a result, it is independent from the mayor’s authority to the extent described by the Charter.

The CoP has over 1,000 full-time employees and these employees are provided with outstanding benefits ( To highlight a few:

  • City-funded medical clinic, staffed by an M.D. and a medical assistant, free to employees and their dependents;
  • Low cost and high-quality health insurance (prices range from $15 – $80 per month for employee-only and $74 - $328 for family coverage) depending on the plan selected;
  • Ability to accrue up to 960 hours of combined leave for “payout” purposes;
  • Tuition reimbursement subject to limitations;
  • 10 days of vacation, 12 holidays, and 15 days of sick leave annually for new employees;
  • Tuition reimbursement subject to limitations; and
  • City-funded life insurance, as well as short-term and long-term disability insurance.

The anticipated salary range for the selected City Controller is $160,000-$190,000, DOQ and as determined by city councilmembers. Interested applicants should go to to review the job description and to apply.