Job Openings

The Town of Blythewood, SC is recruiting to fill the position of Town Administrator. Located just outside of Columbia, in Richland and Fairfield Counties, Blythewood is a fast growing municipality grounded in small town virtues. 

Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Public Administration preferred; five (5) years of upper level experience in local government; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

Salary depends on qualifications and experience. The position will be open until filled.

Please send resumes to:  Mayor Bryan Franklin, POB 1004, Blythewood, SC 29016 or email Julie Emory at emoryj@townofblythewoodsc.gov


TOWN OF BLYTHEWOOD

POSITION DESCRIPTION

STATUS:      EXEMPT                                                                                      UPDATED:        NOV 2020

TITLE:       TOWN ADMINISTRATOR

 REPORTS TO:     MAYOR

POSITION SUMMARY: Under a Mayor-Council form of government, this is a management professional whose work involves primarily supervising and directing the administration of all departments and offices, except the Town Council. This professional assists the Mayor in managing Town affairs in accordance with federal, state, and municipal ordinances, laws, and regulations. The Town Administrator reports directly to the Mayor.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  1. Function as the Assistant to the Mayor; Plan, organize, direct, and administer the executive and administrative activities of the Town;
  2. Supervise and participate in preparing agenda and agenda materials for the Town Council's consideration; Prepare reports and bring recommendations regarding the functions, policies, ordinances and activities of the Town to the Town Council;
  3. Advise Town Council in financial and legislative matters, suggesting actions which should be taken for the betterment of the community; Participate in meetings of the Town Council, offering professional advice and counsel on matters before the Council;
  4. Assist the Mayor in preparing a comprehensive annual operating budget and capital improvement plan for consideration by the Council;
  5. Ensure fiscal responsibility and modern accounting and financial reporting practices;
  6. Recruit and supervise the municipal workforce;
  7. Serve as the Chief Procurement Officer;
  8. Oversee and manage property and assets;
  9. Apply for and administer federal, state and private grant funds;
  10. Act as the liaison with state and federal government, local civic and business entities, and interested members of the public; Develop and maintain a good rapport with federal, state and local agencies on behalf of the Town;
  11. Facilitate the flow and understanding of ideas and information between and among elected officials, employees, and citizens; Respond to questions from the media and act as a spokesperson for the Town;
  12. Attend professional meetings and otherwise keep abreast of modern development in municipal government; and
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master of Public Administration, or related field, is preferred, and
  • At least five (5) years of responsible experience in local government administration; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies applicable to structure, functions, programs, and practices in conducting pubic services through Town government
  • Knowledge of modern principles, practices, methods, and techniques in evaluating program and facility needs of a small-sized town
  • Knowledge of municipal financial management and accounting procedures, budgeting and investments
  • Knowledge of application process for state and federal grant programs
  • Knowledge of research techniques, sources and availability of information, and methods and principles of report presentation
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of administrative management including electronic document and records management and systems analysis and implementation
  • Ability to evaluate socioeconomic and fiscal issues of smaller town populations
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize, assign, and evaluate the work of staff
  • Ability to devise cost effective approaches to satisfying community needs and aspirations
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to interact with employees, associates, government officials and the general public in an effective and professional Ability to deliver superior customer service. Ability to establish harmonious and effective working relationships. Discreet and diplomatic.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
OTHER DUTIES MAY REQUIRE:
  • Work is performed mostly in office
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work in outside weather The employee may be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.
  • The noise level environment is usually quiet in the office, and may be moderate in the
  • While performing the other duties of this job, the employee must operate controls for various pieces of office equipment, attend meetings, convey complex information, make presentations, and may conduct site
  • The employee must be able to use a computer, read and interpret complex information such as federal laws and regulations, manuals, directives, , and issue .instruction letters.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.