City Manager

City of Newberry, SC

The City of Newberry is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Manager. The City is a full service municipality, providing: Public Safety (police and fire/rescue); Utilities (electricity, water, sewer); Parks, Recreation, and Tourism; Public Works (curbside garbage, roads, sidewalks, vehicle and building maintenance); Planning, Zoning, and Building Development; and Support Services (Administration, Human Resources, Communications, and Courts). The City has approximately 160 full-time employees and approximately 40 regular and seasonal part-time employees. The services of the city are supported by a budget of more than $48 million.

In the scenic Midlands of South Carolina lies the City of Newberry — one of South Carolina's cultural and historic treasures. Newberry is a town rich in history and known for its rural beauty and small town charm, carefully and beautifully preserved. The City has been named one of the “Most Charming Small Towns in America” by the Travel Channel. Known as the City of Friendly Folks, Newberry is a wonderful place to call home. Learn more about the City at and view the community profile at

General Statement of Job: Under limited supervision, performs supervisory, professional, and administrative work in directing, overseeing, and managing the operations of the City of Newberry. Work involves serving as Chief Executive Officer for the City and Policy and Technical Advisor to the Mayor and members of City Council; serving as head of the administrative branch of City government; handling sole responsibility for the appointment and removal of all employees, and establishing levels of compensation and benefits; preparing, recommending to Council, and administering the annual budgets; recommending long-range and short-range goals to Council; implementing and monitoring goal achievement. Reports to the City Council.

The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six City Council members. The Mayor is elected at-large every four years and City Council members are elected in single-member districts every four years in alternating two-year election cycles. The Mayor and Council are experienced, and all are graduates of the SC Municipal Elected Officials Institute.

Population: 10,000+
Form of Government: Council-Manager
Salary: DOQ/E – Expected in the $175,000 range
Benefits: Competitive to include participation in state retirement system
Employment Contract

Minimum Training and Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a field consistent with local government management. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field is desirable. Requires a minimum of five years of progressive experience in organizational policy and management; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Demonstrated experience in team building, strategic planning, budgeting, and communications is desirable. International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager, ICMA-CM, certification preferred.

Letter of Interest, resume, and questions should be directed to Ed Driggers, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting, at Telephone 864-608-6591

Open until filled, but the first review of candidates will begin on March 11, 2024.

The City of Newberry is an equal employment opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Letter of Interest, resume, and questions directed to Ed Driggers, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting, at - 803-608-6591

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Newberry


PO BOX 538
Newberry, SC 29108-0538
United States

Form of Government


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