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Assistant City Manager


Listing Summary

The City of Cartersville has an immediate opening for Assistant City Manager who is responsible for development and administration of all phases of the City’s operation as assigned by the City Manager. Employee makes recommendations to the City Manager, presents to the City Council, contributes to budget development and oversight, is technology literate, works on special projects and with departments as assigned, and responds to citizen concerns as directed.



  • Provides direct and indirect supervision of department personnel as assigned by the City Manager with regard to City policies, administrative rules and guidelines, and all other information necessary to provide for the proper and efficient performance of personnel.
  • Plans, organizes and oversees the day-to-day operations of City services through city departments and under the direction of the City Manager.
  • Develops operating policies and procedures for assigned departments; coordinates policy development with department heads and the City Manager as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership and works with City Manager to develop and retain highly competent, public-service oriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices.
  • Serves as project manager for multi-department projects; coordinates the development of projects, reports, studies, grant proposals, and ordinances as requested by the City Manager.
  • Assists the City Manager with the development and implementation of operating and budgetary policies and in the development of goals and objectives for departments and programs.
  • Assists with purchasing, bidding of City contracts to ensure compliance and best value for products and services.
  • Administers the employee retirement system as directed by the City Manager.
  • Plans, organizes and manages the preparation and administration of SPLOST projects.
  • May represent the City on local, regional, and state level boards, commissions, and task forces.
  • Assists the City Manager with the planning and development of programs to achieve the goals and objectives as defined by elected officials.
  • Assumes the duties of and represents the City Manager within assigned areas or in his/her absence.
  • Attends City Council meetings and assists the City Manager in providing clarification of reports and recommendations.
  • Provides or coordinates staff support to City boards and serves on various committees or task forces.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed or assigned.



  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge and understanding of operations of city utilities.
  • Knowledge of the city code of ordinances and other regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the functions, organization, and operations of all city departments.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws in all areas applicable to city government.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and knowledgeable in HR and CIS software
  • Skill in management and supervision.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in developing short- and long-range plans.



  • Bachelor’s Degree is required in public administration, business administration, public finance, management or closely related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • At least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience at a management level in a local government(s) of similar size and complexity or a related field.


Interested in applying? Please submit a letter of interest, application, and/or resume in PDF format only to Human Resources in person at 1 North Erwin St. Cartersville, GA 30120 or email documents to Open until filled.

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