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: 

Police Chief

The City of Abbeville is currently accepting applications for a Police Chief. Under limited supervision plans, organizes, and directs all activities and personnel of the Police Department. Directs and controls law enforcement programs, and performs various administrative duties pertaining to the enforcement of state and local laws designed for public safety and welfare. Is responsible for the effective administration of police department policies and community relations and outreach. Responsible for the development and management of the police department budget. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Reports to the City Manager.

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

  • Prepares and monitors a comprehensive line item budget for the Police Department as necessary in forecasting and implementing projects, programs and services; monitors and controls revenues and expenditures within the department taking corrective action or advising the City Manager accordingly.
  •  Promotes a favorable image of the City and Police Department via communication and interaction with members of the media, citizens, and outside agencies as applicable; serves as a spokesperson for the department on topics of public interest. 
  • Remains abreast of any changes in laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Interprets new laws, ordinances, rules and regulations for subordinates.
  • Develops strategic and long-term plans in the areas of personnel, equipment, training, funding, and property, for the long-term growth of the department. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field, with 10 years of progressive experience in all functions of law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation, pre-employment drug screen and physical examination
  • Must possess certification in all required areas of law enforcement, and have a valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Deadline to apply: until position is filled.


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 reside in the Abbeville community.

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

  • 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
  • Qualifications:

    • 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.

    Qualifications:

    • 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.


    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

    Qualifications:

    • 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
  • Qualifications:

    • 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