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JOB OPENING:  City Manager, City of Hogansville, Georgia

JOB SUMMARY:  The City of Hogansville is a full service municipality that operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. The position of City Manager is appointed by the elected body and is responsible for directing the daily operations of all departments and works closely with the Mayor & Council to ensure the vision of the City is implemented. This position is responsible for the overall administration of the city government, including personnel, budgets, purchasing, grants, economic development, employee benefits, and direct oversight of electric, water, waste water, natural gas, sanitation and police operations.




o          Administers the operations of the city government.


o          Ensures that city ordinances, resolutions, and regulations are executed and enforced.


o          Develops and administers the city budget.


o          Acts as liaison between the Mayor/City Council and the public by responding to inquiries and resolving       conflicts.


o          Represents the Mayor and City Council at various meetings and social functions.


o          Develops materials for meetings of the City Council, attends all meetings, makes recommendations to the City Council as needed, and implements decisions made by the Council.


o          Selects, counsels, appraises and evaluates the performance of all department heads and their employees.


o          Develops long- and short-term plans for city operations.


o          Informs the City Council of significant financial and administrative affairs affecting the city.


o          Acts as the city’s principal liaison on economic development activities.


o          Prepares progress reports.


o          Provides reports and information to the media as requested.


o          Acts as purchasing agent by overseeing the purchase of all supplies, materials, equipment, and services for the city.


o          Performs other related duties as assigned.






o          Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.


o          Knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resource management.


o          Knowledge of the techniques used in the grant application process.


o          Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and audit procedures.


o          Knowledge of the city code of ordinances and other regulations, policies, and procedures.


o          Knowledge of budget preparation and finance.


o          Knowledge of the functions, organization, and operations of all city departments.


o          Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective public relations.


o          Knowledge of public works and utilities management.


o          Knowledge of building development processes.


o          Skill in developing short- and long-range plans.


o          Skill in management and supervision.


o          Skill in oral and written communication.




o          Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to occupational field.


o          Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the separate departments within city administration in order to direct and coordinate work within the departments.  A minimum of five years of related experience in government administration.


o          The City Manager shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Such person shall be selected solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to knowledge of and actual experience in municipal management.


Please submit resume and cover letter through either or both of the following contacts no later than February 2, 2023:  

City Manager Position

c/o Alex L. Dixon, City Attorney

P. O. Box 3690

LaGrange, GA  30241

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