City Manager

City of Greenville, SC

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: Negotiable, DOQ/E + Benefits
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 58,409
  • Where: Greenville, SC
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Aug 20 2018

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on-line at: This position is open until filled. For more information, please contact Chuck Rohre at or 214-466-2436 or Patty Heminover at or 651-223-3058. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal history/credit/driver’s license check prior to the interview. Under Public Information statutes, information from your resume’ may be subject to public disclosure. The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. For more information, please visit


(Salary range is negotiable and highly competitive DOQ/E; + outstanding benefits)

The City of Greenville (residential population 60,000+, daytime population 250,000+) is located in the Piedmont/Upstate Region of South Carolina, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 100 miles southwest of Charlotte and 200 miles northwest of Charleston. Greenville offers a relaxed lifestyle, with a vibrant award-winning downtown, mild climate, great schools, access to spectacular natural amenities, and a thriving arts and cultural community. Greenville is the economic center of the Upstate, with internationally recognized industries. Its ability to attract both small local companies and major international corporations is the result of an uncommon cooperation between city government and the private sector. Having annexed more than 1,970 acres (3.07 square miles) of prime development property since 2001, Greenville is at the cutting edge of new economic development opportunities. A metropolitan city that understands the meaning of community, it has gained recognition in various national publications like CNN Money and Bloomberg. The projected population growth rate for the City is 69,600 by 2020 and 77,600 by 2030.

The City of Greenville is governed under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Greenville. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. This position is responsible for the daily administration and coordination of all City affairs in accordance with the City Charter, ordinances, resolutions and directives from the City Council. The City is proud of its record of excellence, including only one (1) property tax increase in fifteen (15) years; AAA bond ratings with both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service; and, a record of solving problems with innovative strategic initiatives and a record of bipartisan decision-making. The City has a total staff of 993, and its overall operating budget is $200,482,598, with a General Fund budget of $89,008,085 and a CIP budget of $23,051,404.

The City is currently seeking a public executive with a proven record of demonstrated leadership in successfully guiding a full service local government under a Council/Manager form of government. The new City Manager is a creative, policy-driven visionary who can anticipate issues and act strategically to meet current and future City needs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the history and culture of Greenville and its diversity in formulating policy and making decisions. Greenville is a growing community, yet it is experiencing some of the challenges related to a much larger urban city. The successful candidate will be able to guide growth in an equitable manner. The new City Manager will have a successful track record of building consensus, collaboration, and strategic partnerships; will demonstrate fairness, ethics, and integrity in dealing with others; and, will be able to relate to elected officials, department directors and their staff, residents, businesses, developers, and community groups in an open, honest, and transparent fashion. The ideal candidate is a leader who has the tenacity to work through complex, long-term and often difficult issues and projects and the courage to make tough decisions when necessary. The successful candidate must understand how to balance the expectations of an engaged citizenry in an emerging world-class destination city. He/she is not a micro manager but an effective team builder who will provide leadership that will develop, inspire, motivate and empower a strong management team to achieve the City’s established goals and objectives.

A Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Business Management, or a related field (e.g., urban planning, economic development, etc.) is required. Over six years of experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager level, or equivalent municipal government management experience is also required.

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