Georgia Local Government Access Marketplace

The leading source of local government job opportunities in Georgia.

Listing< Detail
All listings

City Manager


Listing Summary

Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the administration of municipal day-to-day operations. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Administers policies established by the Mayor and City Council and the city charter for efficient operation of the municipality.

Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Confers with department heads concerning operating problems, plans, and policy questions. Assists department heads in the management, development, and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for City Departments. Provides leadership and direction for effective City service. Serves as facilitator/communicator between departments to coordinate efficient provision of municipal services. Reviews progress and advises or directs administrative and operating officials in the conduct of functional programs.
  • Develops proposals for the Mayor and City Council on citywide policies and coordinates the application of these policies in city procedures according to the City charter. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long-term plans. Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations. Attends all City Council meetings. Serves as liaison for the city on major projects. Responds to complaints to maintain positive community relations for the City. Represents the City Council in public meetings and before the State Legislature and other elected bodies and boards when requested.
  • Staffs the budget framework process and presents recommendations to the Mayor and Council. Maintains sound fiscal position for the City through preparation of annual budget, financial reporting, treasury and cash management, debt administration, accounting, utility billing, special assessments administration, risk management, pensions, business and occupational licensing, permits, and record management. Provides policy guidance for the development and review of budget requests and program proposals through coordination with City Department Heads. Assesses governmental operations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and public convenience.
  • Represents the City, on various committees involving other public entities or private organizations. Provides professional advice to the Mayor, City Council, and to Department Heads. Makes presentations to councils, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public. Receives visitors. Reviews, investigates, and resolves all inquiries and requests from citizens in conjunction with the appropriate Department Head. Disseminates public information and media information regarding City activities.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: 

  • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, regulations, operations, services, and activities of governing municipal governments. 
  • Thorough knowledge of public administration, functions, structures, and operating routes of municipal governments and modern office management and information systems.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal budget preparation, program development, and administration. 
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. 
  • Knowledgeable in pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. 
  • Skilled in communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with City employees, public officials, and the public. 
  • Able to maintain a mental capacity, which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual abilities. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others. 
  • Ability to delegate authority and responsibility. 
  • Ability to lead and direct the operation, services, and activities of City Departments. 
  • Ability to identify and respond to community, business, economic development, and City Council issues, concerns, and needs. 
  • Ability to develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures. 
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. 
  • Ability to prepare and administer large and complex goals.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. 
  • Ability to prepare short and long-range plans, establish goals and objectives, and develop applicable action plans. 
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations. 


  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business finance, or a related field; master's degree in public administration or related field preferred. 
  • Five (5) years of actual experience in a governmental management role, such as City or County Manager.
  • Possess strong financial aptitude and demonstrated budget and financial management skills. 
  • Working knowledge of municipal finance, budgeting, and strategic planning preferred. 
  • Firm understanding of the complexities of municipal utilities. 
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing. 
  • Knowledge of organizational management principles and ability to apply to public sector organizations. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people/groups, such as Mayor, City Council members, directors, consultants, other government entities, and the public. 
  • Ability to communicate with the public, present proposals, discuss problems, and respond to complaints. 
  • A citizen of the United States or has obtained legal work status. 

Salary Range is from $80,000 - $115,000 depending on experience.


Application with Resume can be submitted in person or by mail to: 

City of Royston       

Attn:  Jan Pearson, HRO

684 Franklin Springs St., Royston, GA  30662

Resumes accepted until job is filled; applications found at

Listing ends on: