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City Manager

Jesup, GA

Listing Summary

The City of Jesup is seeking a City Manager.  Jesup is the county seat of Wayne County, Georgia and is located approximately 40 miles from the coast with a population of over 10,000.  Jesup is a diverse community approximately 53% white, 38% African American, and 11% Hispanic. It has a median income of $39,933 annually and an age group distribution that tends to match statewide age trends.  The position of City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Commission and is responsible for directing the daily operations of all city departments and works closely with the Mayor and Commission to ensure the vision of the City’s elected officials is implemented.  City services are provided through five departments with 86 full-time employees.  The General Fund budget is $11.5 million.

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The City of Jesup seeks a professional City Manager who is a dedicated team player and can quickly gain the confidence of the community. The right candidate for this position is experienced and ethical, a proactive leader who possesses the ability to build community trust through the development of partnerships with various stakeholders and other government entities. Must have the ability to embrace change and focus on continuous improvement while guiding the community through challenges. He/she will be expected to articulate a vision of excellence, establish credibility and consistency in delivery of services, be a creative problem solver & excellent communicator with citizens & elected officials.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in public administration, business administration or related degree from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of executive level management experience in local governments of similar size and complexity to the City of Jesup or applicable executive type experience is required or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Evidence of continued professional development such as ICMA Credentialed Manager designation, is a positive indicator of dedication to the profession and will be noted during the vetting process.

Compensation & Benefits:

The expected starting salary range for this position is $95,000 - $130,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health and life insurance paid by the City. The city participates in the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System (GMEBS) Defined Benefit Retirement Plan for its employees. Participation is mandatory for eligible employees.  The city offers a generous annual and sick leave program, as well as vehicle and cell phone allowances.  Relocation expenses are negotiable. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references and salary history no later than September 17, 2021:  Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates, at Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted in mid-October.

Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell:  706-614-4961  

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