Our Organization's Most Vital Resource - Our Employees

As an organization serving the community, it is the public servants who work day in and day out that drive the City’s ability to provide the community services that we offer. Our public servants have the ability to make an impact in the lives of our neighbors every day, and it is through their passion for serving the community that the City of Abbeville along with our neighbors are making our community a better place to live, work, and visit.

Services Provided

  • Counsel to management on personnel administration, policy implementation, organizational structuring, staffing, compensation and classification
  • Employee recruitment, selection and orientation
  • Labor relations and employee communications
  • Benefits administration and development
  • Training and employee development


Applying for a position with the City:

Applications for employment are available at City Hall and are available for download.  

Applications may be submitted in person to the City's Clerks Office or mailed in confidence to:

City of Abbeville
Attn.: Human Resources
PO Box 40
Abbeville, SC 29620

The City of Abbeville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are now accepting applications for the following job opening:

City Manager

The City of Abbeville, SC (population 5,237) is seeking an accomplished, experienced professional for the position of City Manager. The city manager is appointed by and reports to the mayor and eight member city council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the city and head of the administrative branch of the city government. Abbeville is a full service city providing police, fire, public works, parks/recreation services and municipal utility services including water, sewer and electricity. The city has 88 full-time employees.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. Effective communication skills and team orientation along with a minimum of three to five year’s local government management experience preferred. Utilities experience, particularly electric, a plus.

The salary for the position is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefits package. Residency within the City of Abbeville is required within a negotiated period of time. Preferred candidate must pass full background check.

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to City Manager Search, PO Box 40, Abbeville SC 29620.

Deadline: November 6, 2015

For more information about the City of Abbeville visit www.abbevillecitysc.com