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City Manager


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The City of Waycross, Georgia is located in the heart of beautiful southeast Georgia at the northern tip of the Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge. The city is approximately 81 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida and 1 hour from Georgia’s beautiful coastal cities. Waycross is a nationally-recognized Main Street City filled with southern hospitality and charm, from the historic downtown district to the swamp lands of the Okefenokee. The city has a Council-Manager form of government comprised five city commission members and a mayor who are responsible for setting priorities and policies to maintain and enhance the city’s quality of life. The city manager is appointed by the commission and serves as the chief executive officer and provides leadership, direction, guidance and management in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

The City of Waycross is seeking a highly motivated leader with a commitment to team and participative management. The individual will be a strong, experienced, ethical, forward-thinking professional manager. Must be a visionary leader with sound business acumen, solid budgetary skills, and experience with governmental utilities. Must be accessible and responsive to citizens via involvement with community activities, board memberships and civic engagements. Skill in intergovernmental relations and building partnerships with other agencies will be critical. The city is a full-service agency and includes general government functions such as Administration, Economic Development, Facilities and Public Works, Main Street, Tourism, Financial Services, Human Resources, Public Safety, Regulatory, Engineering, Information Technology and Utilities (Water and Sewer). The city has 207 employees with an annual operating budget of $34 million.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive management level experience in public/municipal administration, five (5) of which should be in a city manager or deputy/assistant city manager capacity. Candidates should also have experience in finance, strategic planning, performance measurements, community engagement, and economic development. A comparable amount of education, training, and experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements, if determined the job duties can be performed. The salary range is open, dependent upon qualifications. This position is open until filled.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, apply online at  Interested persons should submit a resume, detailed cover letter- which includes salary history and salary expectations, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information along with the job application. 

The City of Waycross is an Equal Opportunity Employer/E-Verify Employer/DFWP.


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