City Manager

Organization: City of Hardeeville, South Carolina
Close Date: May 15, 2015

Job Description:

Hardeeville was founded in 1911 and is located in southeastern South Carolina, just north of Savannah, Georgia. The City is the fastest-growing community in South Carolina. It is centrally located in the State’s dynamic Low Country region along Interstate 95 and within 30 minutes of the tourist meccas of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, and Savannah. Hardeeville’s present population is about 4,300. However, the City’s location and access to highways, railways, airports, and seaports are formidable in terms of future growth and economic opportunity. The City’s population is projected to increase to more than 125,000 by the mid-2020's. To ensure that anticipated growth would not overwhelm the City nor affect its rural character, the City in partnership with developers annexed large tracts to the east and south of the existing community in the form of Planned Development Districts (PDD) with associated development agreements. As a result, the City has grown from about five square miles in 2000 to nearly 56 square miles today. There are three general areas to the City: the original area (downtown or The Village), the New River area to the east where most of the growth is occurring, and RiverPort to the west and south, which is anticipated to be the major industrial area in the future.

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 current total budget is $7,000,598. Hardeeville currently has approximately 70 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 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. For information about Hardeeville, please visit the City’s website at

Please submit your confidential cover letter and resume (with current salary) by May 15, 2015 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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