City Manager

Organization: City of Myrtle Beach, SC
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
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Myrtle Beach is located in the center of a long coastal beach known as the “Grand Strand” which has long been regarded as the country's premier family beach vacation resort. The beaches are of white sand and the coastal water is very clean. The warm Gulf Stream current moves slowly northeastwardly along the coast. The City covers 23.55 square miles. It has a growing permanent population of more than 33,900. However, the average daily population is about 110,000. During the peak tourism season, it is not unusual to have more than 300,000 people in Myrtle Beach. Tourism is the backbone of the local economy. Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Las Vegas, are the top three tourist destinations in the U.S.

Myrtle Beach was founded in 1938 and incorporated as 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 the City Council are elected at-large to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term. The Mayor presides at City Council meetings. The Mayor Pro-Tempore, who serves as Mayor during the Mayor’s absence or disability, is elected by City Council members for a period of two years. The 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 other City employees. At the present time, the City Manager is assisted by a Deputy City Manager, an Assistant City Manager, a CFO/Director of Administration and a Public Information Officer. Departments include Fire, Police, Planning and Zoning, Business and Support Development, Construction Services and Convention Center. The departments also participate in a number of “horizontal teams” to collaborate on projects and issues that transcend departmental lines. The City has 968 authorized full-time positions. The FY 2020-21 budget is approximately $193.7 million.

Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree (Masters’ 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, downtown revitalization, economic development, sports tourism, 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 thorough 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, and have excellent interpersonal skills.

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 via email by Tuesday, September 15, 2020 with cover letter and resume to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1 Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 449-4656

The City of Myrtle Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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