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City Manager

City of Pooler

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This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city government.


  • Consults with Mayor and City Council as needed to review city activities, provide recommendations, resolve problems, and receive advice and direction; makes presentations to City Council.
  • Promotes positive public relations with the community; represents the city at meetings and social functions; attends various meetings and serves on committees as needed; makes speeches or presentations.
  • Develops and implements annual city budgets; prepares and reviews budget reports; ensures compliance with approved budget; ensures competitive bidding of large purchases; monitors expenditures and schedules purchases as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals and objectives for the city; plans long-term infrastructure improvements.
  • Develops, updates, and implements policies and procedures; recommends policy changes to the City Council.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, budgets, financial reports, bid tabulations, presentations, or other documents.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as important.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates staff; processes employee concerns and problems; directs work; evaluates, counsels and disciplines personnel.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Knowledge of local government operations, regulations and standards.
  • Knowledge of community and economic development practices.
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and laws.
  • Knowledge of budgetary principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The Mayor and Council assign work in terms of city goals and objectives. The supervisors review work through conferences, reports, and observation of city activities.


Guidelines include the Code of Ordinances, state and federal law, the employee handbook, personnel policies, and other city policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. This position develops city guidelines.


  • The work consists of varied management, administrative, and supervisory duties. The variety of city operations contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to administer the operations of the city government. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of all city government operations.


  • Contacts are typically with department heads, other city employees, elected and appointed officials, business leaders, state and federal officials, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.


This position has direct supervision over Assistant City Manager, Human Resource Director, Fire Chief, Parks and Recreation Director, Police Chief, Public Works Director, Planning and Development Director, and Information Technology Director.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require ten years of related experience.
  • Ability to be bonded.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


See city website to apply. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter required with application.  Any additional information may be attached to resume/CV under upload document section.  


The City of Pooler is a Drug-Free workplace.

The City of Pooler does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran/military status and other statuses protected by Federal and State laws.

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