City Administrator

Organization: Georgetown, South Carolina
Salary: Highly competitive salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits.
Close Date: August 31, 2012

Job Description:

Georgetown was founded in 1729 and is South Carolina’s third oldest city. It is located on Winyah Bay approximately eight miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and at the confluence of the Sampit, Black, Pee Dee, and Waccamaw Rivers. Nestled conveniently between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Georgetown offers something for everyone including shopping, dining, nightlife, magnificent historic local architecture, water sports, recreation or simply exploring this beautiful town. Georgetown is traversed by three US Highways (17, 701, and 521). It serves as the county seat of Georgetown County and as the major trade center for the area. The 2010 Census places Georgetown’s population at 9,163. The City covers 7.2 square miles.

Georgetown operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a governing council (Council) consisting of the Mayor and six other members, all elected on a partisan basis. All members are elected at large, each for four-year staggered terms. The Council appoints the City Administrator who administers all departments of the City. All department heads are appointed by the City Administrator with the approval of the Council. The City provides a full range of services including police, fire, sanitation, streets, buildings, building regulations, planning, zoning, code enforcement, a museum and cultural events. City utilities include electric, water, wastewater and stormwater. The City is financially accountable for the Georgetown Winyah Auditorium Corporation, a legally separate organization. Georgetown has about 172 full-time employees. The FY 2013 adopted General Fund budget is $9,603,208,24. The total FY 2013 budget, including capital and enterprise funds, is $32,031,483,75. Visit Georgetown on the web at:

Requirements include education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public or business administration (MPA preferred) combined with significant experience as a local government manager or assistant manager in a diverse community, preferably one with utilities. Ideal experience would also include strategic planning, economic development, organizational analysis and outcome-based organizational performance measurement. Must understand the elements of economic sustainability in an older and mostly built out city. The successful candidate must clearly possess and apply superior communication, organizational management and staff leadership skills and abilities. Although not required, some electric utility experience would be a plus.

Highly competitive salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits. A detailed recruitment profile for this position is available at

In order to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter with current salary by Friday, August 31, 2012 to:

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


Download a comprehensive profile information document (PDF)

© Copyright Slavin Management Consultants. All rights reserved.

Close This Listing Window