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City Manager


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The City of Porterdale, Georgia seeks applications for the position of City Manager.

The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city of Porterdale and provides direct oversight of seven departments: Police Department, Public Works (to include Water/Wastewater Distribution), City Clerk/Finance, Planning and Zoning, and Municipal Court. The City Manager reports to the City Council and is responsible for a $2.5 million budget and 18 employees. 

The City of Porterdale is located approximately 45 minutes east of Atlanta on Interstate 20 in Newton County. The county has enjoyed significant population growth to a now estimated population of 115,000. The city is governed by an elected mayor and five council members. Porterdale is a historic mill town and is a National Historic District.  The beautiful region around Porterdale abounds in recreational opportunities.

The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Ten years of progressive experience in city management is desired. In addition, the successful candidate will present strong leadership and communication skills (both oral and written), a capacity to work in the political environment, financial management ability (including trend assessment and forecasting), a working knowledge of financial statements, and direct experience working with elected officials. An ability to collaborate with regional partners is also required. Excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for customer service are essential. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000, dependent on qualifications.

Applications will be received through February 29, 2024. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the applicant. Application materials should include a letter addressing their interest and how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; a resume; and the names, titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is required.

Applications should be submitted to:

Monika Singh, Administrative Assistant

P.O. Box 667

Porterdale, GA 30070


The City of Porterdale is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer


Listing ends on: February 29, 2024

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