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.  Please turn in applications to Human Resources at City Hall located at 100 Court Square, Abbeville, SC 29620 or mail to: City of Abbeville, Attn: Human Resources Director, PO Box 40, Abbeville, 29620.  

The City of Abbeville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are currently accepting job applications for the following positions: 

Public Utilities Director

The City of Abbeville is currently accepting applications for a Public Utilities Director. Under limited supervision plans and directs the city’s public utilities operations in compliance with all applicable regulatory policies and standards including electric production (Hydro Electric Dam), transmission and distribution, water and sewer treatment and distribution, customer service, and administration. Is responsible for the effective administration of public utilities policies and activities. Responsible for the development and management of the public utilities budget. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  Must be willing to relocate to the City of Abbeville.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs public utilities operationsand recommends sound operational policies.
  • Studies and investigates industry developments for methods of improvement.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Public Utilities Department.
  • Assists the City Manager in collecting, researching, and analyzing data in the preparation of reports determining short and long term goals that would improve City utilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or civil engineering, with 4-6 years of engineering experience coupled with utility operations and management experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and leadership abilities.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation, pre-employment drug screen and physical examination
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license with a good driving history

Police Officer

The City of Abbeville is accepting applications for a full-time police officer.


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Valid SC Class D Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass a background and license check, drug screen and medical physical
  • SC Class 1 LE certification preferred, but not required
  • Pay Range: $28,731 - $30,472 according to experience

    Deadline: Applications accepted until position filled.