City Manager

Organization: City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Salary: A competitive starting salary and excellent benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.
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Job Description:

Myrtle Beach is located in the center of northwest South Carolina’s “Grand Strand,” which is regarded as the country's premier family beach vacation resort. The beaches are white sand and the coastal waters are clean. The City covers 23.55 square miles, with approximately 10 miles of shoreline. It has a growing permanent population of 27,000, but an average daily population of more than 105,000. During peak tourism season, Myrtle Beach may host more than 300,000 people, with tourism as the backbone of the local economy. Orlando, Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach are the top three tourist destinations in the U.S.

Myrtle Beach was incorporated in 1938 and became a city in 1957. The City utilizes the Council/Manager form of government. Accordingly, the Mayor and City Council constitute the City’s governing body and formulate policy for the City. The six members of City Council are elected at-large to four-year, overlapping terms of office. The Mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term and presides at City Council meetings. The Mayor Pro-Tempore is elected by City Council from the Council members for a period of two years to serve during the Mayor’s absence or disability. City Council appoints the City Manager to serve as the City's chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of City government. The City Manager is responsible for implementing the policies of the City Council, directing business and administrative procedures and appointing departmental officials and certain other City employees. At the present time, the City Manager is assisted by two assistant City Managers and 11 staff departments. Departments include Public Works, Public Information, Human Resources, Finance, Planning, Code Enforcement, Cultural and Leisure Services, Budget, Police, Fire and the Convention Center. The City has 848 authorized full-time positions. The FY 2014-15 budget is approximately $157 million across all funds. Tom Leath, Myrtle Beach’s present City Manager, has announced his retirement. He has held the position since 1987.

Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree (Master’s degree preferred) in public administration or a related field and successful experience at either the CEO or full assistant CEO level gained in a local government with characteristics similar to Myrtle Beach. Experiences with tourism-based communities, sports tourism, economic development and major event management are strong pluses.

Ideal candidates will be strong, proactive and fully experienced leaders with proven success records. Myrtle Beach’s next City Manager will have a comprehensive understanding and full appreciation for the Council/Manager form of government and honor its intrinsic role distinctions. He or she will have comprehensive knowledge, skills and abilities in municipal finance and budgeting. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

A competitive starting salary and excellent benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. City residency is required subsequent to appointment. Additional information regarding the position can be found at the consultant's website:, and on the City’s website at

Apply by Monday, August 18, 2014, with cover letter, resume and present salary to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1 Norcross, GA 30071
TEL 770/449-4656 FAX 770/416-0848

The City of Myrtle Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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