City Manager

Organization: City of Hardeeville, South Carolina
Close Date: Please submit your confidential cover letter and resume (with current salary) by August 5, 2011

Job Description:

Hardeeville was founded in 1911 and is located in southeastern South Carolina, just north of Savannah, Georgia. The City now covers 51.3 square miles (up from about 5 square miles in 2000). Its current population is estimated at about 3,000. A recent Clemson University study projects that Hardeeville will grow to 127,000 residents by 2026. Hardeeville is the gateway to the Hilton Head Island and the Beaufort City tourism market. Interstate 95 runs north and south through the middle of the City. US 278 runs east/west and SC 170 runs north/south. Together they accommodate a majority of the tourist traffic in both Jasper and Beaufort Counties. Large scale residential and commercial growth is occurring in Hardeeville along these corridors.

Hardeeville operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a City Council consisting of a directly-elected Mayor and four council members. All are elected to four-year staggered terms. The City Council is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees and hiring the City Manager, City Attorney and Municipal Judge. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out policies and ordinances of the City Council, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government and for appointing the heads of various departments. Hardeeville provides a full range of services including Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Finance, City Clerk, Planning, Media, Court Services and Economic Development. The City’s FY-11 total Budget is $6,573,624. Hardeeville currently employs approximately 65 FTE’s.

Requirements include education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public or business administration (MPA preferred) combined with at least three years of experience as a local government manager or assistant manager in a complex community that has experienced rapid growth. Ideal experience includes economic development, redevelopment and outcome-based organizational performance measurement. Must understand the elements of economic sustainability in a City containing both older and newer sections. The successful candidate must clearly possess and apply superior communication, organizational management and staff leadership skills and abilities. Although not required, some South Carolina experience is considered a plus. Please visit Hardeeville on the web at A profile for this position is available at

Please submit your confidential cover letter and resume (with current salary) by August 5, 2011 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

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