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Date Posted:               May 8, 2017
City/Organization:      Chester, SC
Title:                           City Administrator
Category:                   City/County Manager and Administrators

City Administrator - Chester, SC


Job Description:

Job duties:

  • Serves as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer under policy direction; develops and implements city policies and procedures to ensure the proper and responsible management of all city operations, resources and services; administers the city budget and performs required financial reporting; supervises, directs and evaluates the work of city department managers; writes ordinances as necessary; plans and maintains an effective city public relations program; and reports to city council
  • Directs the work of all city department managers and administrative personnel which includes supervisory duties such as instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending and approving employee transfers, promotions, discipline, discharge and salary increases; reviewing the work of subordinates; ensuring adequate training and professional development of city personnel; investigating and taking necessary action on concerns and complaints concerning administrative and personnel matters; and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations
  • Develops, recommends to council and implements city policies and procedures; determines city goals and objectives and formulates comprehensive and strategic plans; develops and assists the finance director in developing the annual city operating budget; keeps council informed of the city's financial status; recommends and administers policies governing purchasing procedures; supervises the administration of personnel policies, classification, compensation and evaluation for all city employees; coordinates the activities of city government with all other agencies within the county and with state and federal agencies; interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as city council, city department heads and employees, elected officials, other government agencies, news media, bank representatives, business and community leaders, attorneys and the public; monitors the set-off debt program for the city; and monitors city projects and functions

Qualifications: 

  • Requires a master's degree in public administration or related field and four years of experience; a bachelor's degree and six years of experience; or ten years of experience as a city administrator
  • Must become a resident of the City of Chester if hired for this position
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license

Pay info: $76,400 annually

How to apply: For a full job description and to download an application, visit www.chestersc.org. Submit notice of application or resume to Carla Roof, Human Resources Director, City of Chester, 100 West End Street, Chester, SC 29706 or at croof@chester.sc.gov. Position is subject to credit check, criminal history investigation, driving history, drug test, medical/physical exam and psychological test.

Deadline: Open until filled

The City of Chester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


E-Mail Contact:   croof@chester.sc.gov

Job Post Expiration Date;   June 6, 2017


  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.



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