City Manager

Organization: City of Statesboro, GA
Salary: Open DOQ
Close Date: April 15, 2016

Job Description:

The City of Statesboro is a progressive community that provides an exceptional quality of life to its residents and offers southern charm and hospitality to its visitors. The City offers a high standard of living with a commitment to ensure the most responsive and progressive public services to residents, businesses, and visitors. Statesboro was recently named a Semifinalist for the America's Best Community Contest sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel.

Statesboro is the regional trade center for commerce, education and health care. The City has a highly diversified economy with a growing full-time resident population approaching 30,000; a growing university and several major industries located in the area and it is a regional shopping center and health care provider for eight surrounding Georgia counties. In addition to Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia College are located in Statesboro. In all, the City accommodates a student population of nearly 30,000.

Statesboro operates under the Council-Manager form of government, established by a 1999 Charter amendment. The Mayor is elected at large while the five council members are elected by district. All elections are non-partisan and the terms are for four years, with half of the members elected every two years. The City Council appoints the City Manager to head the administrative functions of City government. Services provided by the City are General Government (Administration, City Clerk, Human Resources, Finance, Community Development and Engineering), Judicial (Municipal Court), Public Safety (Police and Fire), and Public Works (Streets, Sanitation), Water and Sewer and Natural Gas.

Statesboro’s Total All Funds budget for 2016 is $55,666,640 of which $25,093,088 is the Governmental budget. There are 311 FTE positions authorized.

The City is seeking a talented City Manager with unquestionable integrity and professionalism who has the ability to build consensus and forge strategic partnerships, both internally and externally.

Requirements include the equivalency of a master's degree in public administration, business administration, public finance or other field related to this position combined with sufficient senior management level experience in local government (at least 3 to 5 years). Must have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all or most of the administrative and operational functions provided by the Statesboro municipal government. Must be outcome focused with a strong grasp in public finance and budget as well as overall organizational management.

For more information visit Statesboro’s web site at A detailed recruitment profile is available at Also, visit Statesboro via video at the following link:

A competitive starting salary and excellent benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. City residency is not required.

Apply by April 15, 2016 with cover letter, detailed 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

Note that under the Georgia Open Records Law, the resumes of the final three candidates are subject to public disclosure 14 days prior to appointment.


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