City Manager job posting

The City of Summerville is seeking to hire a qualified City Manager. The City of Summerville, population 4,500,  is the county seat of Chattooga County, which is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians in Northwest Georgia.

The City Council appoints a City Manager who serves as the Administrative Head of the Municipal Government. The City Manager will report to the Mayor and five City Council Members, who are elected to staggered four-year terms.

The City Manager’s office provides centralized direction and leadership for the effective administration and operations of all municipal services for the city as directed by the Mayor and Council and serves as the focal point for the management of the city service departments.

City services include fire protection, police/public safety, recreation, water and sewer treatment and distribution, natural gas, main-street programming, street, and sidewalk maintenance, garbage and inert material collection, and administrative services.

Responsibilities include: preparing the annual budget, providing leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans, advising the Mayor and Council of financial conditions and current and future needs of the city, and monitoring and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations. Government accounting and financial experience is a major component of a successful applicant.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of government administration principles, comprehensive knowledge of the function of and interrelationship of all city departments. Possess skills in the presentation of ideas, both oral and written. Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret data reports. Knowledge of city codes, ordinances, resolutions, policies, and guidelines regarding city organization and operations. Ability to work with Mayor, Council, and the public.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or a Master's Degree (preferred) in Public or Business Administration or a related field and progressively responsible experience in city/county government finance, management, planning, procurement, or equivalent experience.

Salary: Negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications

Benefit Package: The city offers an excellent benefit package, including a defined benefit retirement plan through the Georgia Municipal Association, vacation, sick, holidays, and full insurance package.

Interested persons should submit a resume, detailed cover letter- which includes salary expectations, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information. Resumes and accompanying information will be received through the close of business Friday, January 27, 2023. Resumes and accompanying information may be submitted to one of the following:

Harry Harvey, Mayor                                                         Angela White, City Clerk

City of Summerville, City Hall                                           City of Summerville, City Hall

P.O. Box 180                                                                        P.O. Box 180

Summerville, GA 30747                                                    Summerville, GA 30747                                


The City of Summerville is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ E-Verify Employer

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