City Administrator

Organization: City of Georgetown, South Carolina
Close Date: The first review of resumes on February 25, 2019.

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. Georgetown’s population is 9,063. 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 budget contains a financial component for the Georgetown Winyah Auditorium Corporation, a legally separate organization. Georgetown has about 175 full-time employees. The FY 2018 adopted General Fund budget is $10,754,409. The total FY 2018 budget, including capital and enterprise funds is $33,058,282. 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. A detailed recruitment profile for this position is available at

The position will remain open until filled with the first review of resumes on February 25, 2019. The process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with current salary immediately to For additional information about this job, contact Robert E. Slavin, President, Slavin Management Consultants by phone at (770) 449-4656 or by email at


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