District Manager

James Island Public Service District, SC

The James Island Public Service District is conducting a search for a District Manager. Duties include planning, directing, and organizing the administrative and operational activities of the District in accordance with the policies of the District Commission. The District consists of the Administration, Fire, Wastewater, Fleet and Solid Waste Departments. The District Manager reports to the Commission through the guidance of the Commission Chair.
1. Provides the Commission guidance and recommendations on the execution of its powers and duties. Develops and recommends to the Commission public policy issues for consideration; implements approved public policy initiatives at the direction of and on behalf of the Commission.
2. Reports via the JIPSD Management Report on JIPSD’s operational and financial activities during 4th Monday regular Commission meetings. Directs preparation of Commission meetings.
3. Serves as liaison between all JIPSD associates and the Commission. Guides the JIPSD organization in accordance with generally accepted public administration theory and practice, promoting JIPSD’s goals and objectives.
4. Plans, directs and oversees all major JIPSD services, programs and initiatives. Performs public information activities as needed.
5. Reviews complaints and compliments from the public; handles citizen and customer relations, as needed. Signs official correspondence, reports, contracts and other documents, on behalf of JIPSD or its Commission, which are not required to be validated by one or more members of the Commission.

1. Directs, supervises, evaluates and maintains operational control over the Assistant District Manager, Director of Finance, Department Heads, Human Resource, Deputy Fire Chief for Administration & JIPSD Safety, and the operations and activities of the JIPSD organization as a whole.
2. Reviews and approves the hiring, promotion, and termination of all JIPSD associates in accordance with JIPSD policies and procedures, with input from Human Resources.
3. Performs annual performance evaluations for all direct reports.
4. Engages and oversees various consulting agencies, as needed.

1. Reviews, approves and submits to the Commission for its approval, the annual Debt Service Fund, Proprietary and General Funds, operational and capital budgets, which have been prepared, with Leadership Team input, by the Director of Finance.
2. Monitors all major capital projects in accordance with JIPSD Fiscal Policies and Finance Director’s reports.
3. Approves expenditure of budgeted funds in accordance with fiscal policy.

Safety & Compliance
1. Works with Department heads and staff to ensure the safety of associates, customers, and the public.
2. Serves as JIPSD liaison and coordinator with the appropriate attorney(s) for matters pertaining to litigation, employment issues, collections, real estate transactions, etc.
3. Represents JIPSD, and participates with appropriate attorney(s), in contract negotiations.

Strategic Planning
1. Develops and implements with the Leadership Team JIPSD’s Strategic Plans.
2. Approves with the Leadership Team JIPSD standard operating guidelines.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
To be considered, submit an online employment application and email a cover letter and resume to hr@jipsd.org

Job Details

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

James Island Public Service District


PO BOX 12140
Charleston, SC 29422-2140
United States



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