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.  

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.

Job Duties:

  • Directs public utilities operations and recommends sound operational policies.
  • Studies and investigates industry developments for methods of improvement.
  • 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.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Public Utilities Department


  • 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.

Deadline to apply: until filled

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.

Part Time Meter Reader I

The City of Abbevilleis seeking a Part Time Meter Reader I.

Job Duties/Requirements:

• Assists and fills in for the full time meter reader

• Must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather

• Frequent walking, stooping and bending

• Occasional Saturday work

• Basic computer skills


• This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

• The candidate must also possess a valid SC driver’s license with a good driving record.

• Must pass a thorough background investigation, pre-employment drug screen and physical examination.

Deadline to apply: until filled

Electric Lineman

This is a full time position responsible for performing skilled work involving the operation of heavy equipment for repairing and maintaining electrical lines. Performs general electrical services for other city departments and maintains rights of way.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operates a bucket truck and/or line truck in the installation/maintenance of electrical lines
  • Operates equipment such as backhoe, tandem trucks, trenchers, chain saws, fork lifts, winches, mechanic tools, electrical tools, etc.
  • Cuts and clears trees and brush for maintenance of rights of way
  • Reads meters and performs turn-on and turn-off as directed; responds to customer complaints; provides general information and assistance to customers as requested
  • Reviews blueprints in locating electrical lines and electrical drawings for installation/maintenance of electrical lines
  • Performs electrical services for various city departments/offices such as the Police Department, City Hall, etc.
  • Maintains required certifications and licenses

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner as well as conduct installation, repair and maintenance to electrical lines and apparatuses
  • Ability to understand and apply detailed oral and written instructions and assignments and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, City employees, and the general public
  • Ability to conduct duties in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and/or electrical drawings


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid SC driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Have or obtain a CDL within 6 months
  • 4-5 years of electrical experience or technical knowledge preferred
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation, pre-employment drug screen and physical examination

Deadline to Apply: Until position is filled

Water Sewer Distribution Crew Worker

The City of Abbeville is seeking a Water/Sewer Distribution Crew Worker. This is a full time position responsible for the installation and maintenance of both service and main lines.

Job Duties/Requirements:

  • Repair and maintain water/sewer mains and service connections
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair valves, hydrants, meters, and connections
  • Install service lines, main lines, and meters
  • Operate a variety of equipment including backhoes, boring equipment, dump trucks, bush hogs, and fork lifts
  • Utilizes various hand tools
  • Locates lines
  • Trouble shoots leaks
  • Cleans sanitary wastewater connections
  • Performs necessary landscaping after work to repair disturbed areas
  • Available for on call/weekends/and/or holiday work
  • Able to lift 200 pounds
  • Able to work well without supervision
  • Work outdoors performing manual labor during all types of weather
  • Will be required to pass tests administered by the S.C. L.L.R. to obtain a Water Distribution License of at least a “C” level in a timely manner after being hired               

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  •   Good communication skills
  •   A customer service mindset
  •   Basic computer skills
  •   Able to work with a team and independently
  •   Prior experience laying pipe or plumbing
  •   Construction experience
  •   Prior experience operating heavy equipment
  •   Mechanical aptitude             


  •  High school diploma or equivalent
  •  Valid SC driver’s license with a good driving record
  •  Have or obtain a CDL within 6 months
  •  Must pass a thorough background investigation, pre-employment drug screen and  physical examination      

Deadline to Apply: Until position is filled