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City of Darlington Jobs and applications may be found here. Contact City Hall for more information. City jobs may be found on Indeed, when available.

The City of Darlington is an equal opportunity employer that does not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.



  • Shift Captain (One) – Download job description
  • Shift Lieutenant (One) – Download job description
  • 24/48 hour shift schedule
  • SCPORS Retirement BC/BS Insurance
  • You must be able to attend monthly training when off duty
  • All applications should include a 10-year Driver’s Record and copies of transcripts or certificates.
  • All candidates must be able to pass a SLED Background Check, a Departmental Physical and Drug Test and a Fit for Duty Skills Evaluation administered by the department.

Applications will be taken until 5 pm July 15, 2022, or positions are filled.

City of Darlington Fire Department
301 Orange Street
Darlington SC 29532
(843) 398-4013


  • Laborer (two openings)

Applications are available at City Hall, 400 Pearl Street, Darlington, South Carolina 29532.
Resumes will be accepted in person, by attachment to email, or via US mail. Apply via email to  jobs@cityofdarlington.com.


The City of Darlington seeks an experienced Grants Manager to perform high-level professional work related to grant seeking, grant administration, and coordinating grant management activities on a Citywide basis. Grant seeking and grant administration activities may include any or all of the following:

  • Research and identify grant funding opportunities and grant funding needs
  • Research and develop grant-funding sources – federal, state, private, and other sources
  • Develop and catalog external resources in the areas of training, grant funding sources, and other grant related resources
  • Aid in determining grant eligibility
  • Provide technical assistance and training to departments in grant writing, preparation, and management
  • Develop and implement administrative procedures and controls for grant application process
  • Facilitate interdepartmental coordination and communication on multi-departmental grant projects to ensure that grants are processed and administered in a timely manner and according to grant requirements
  • Provide technical expertise in determining grant compliance requirements

The Grants Manager position also works closely with other City departments to accomplish the following goals: policy, process and procedure development for financial administration of grants; provide training and technical assistance in financial aspects of grant management and grant compliance; facilitate interdepartmental coordination when processing grant payments and reimbursements; maintain centralized reports of Citywide grant activity (grant applied for, grants awarded, grants closed, etc.); program evaluation and auditing, as well as financial analysis and tracking of grant funds. The position will work closely with the City Manager’s Office to provide ongoing status updates, reports and will work with various department directors throughout the city to provide technical assistance and advice on matters related to grant administration and management. Position reports directly to the City Manager.


  • Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college of university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Considerable (3+ years) responsible experience in research, finance, or public administration, including experience in grant administration, grant management and coordination, obtaining funding for grants projects and programs, and grant writing, especially with Federal and State programs such as CDBG, EDA and RIA.
  • Experience with units of local government a plus.


Compensation based on experience and education. The City of Darlington offers retirement, health/dental/life/disability insurances, PTO and sick leave.

Interested candidates should send a resume to John Payne, City Manager, via email or US mail:
John Payne, City Manager
City of Darlington
P.O. Box 57
Darlington, SC 29540



Available Positions:

Position Category:  Patrol Officer

Position hours: Full-time position.  12-hour rotating shifts

Job Duties:

  • Responds to emergency police situations
  • Performs community-oriented proactive law enforcement work involving a variety of general or support duty assignments
  • Drives or walks to observe illegal or suspicious activities


  • Must be 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license
  • Must possess or able to obtain certification from South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

Pay info: Salary based on certification status, education and experience

Applications should be filled out completely, in the applicant’s handwriting.  It should also contain a current, color photograph, and must contain a copy of the following:

SC Driver’s License
Social Security Card
High School Diploma or GED
Military Records or Form DD214, if applicable
Birth Certificate
Credit History

You may very easily complete our online application HERE and submit electronically.  All required documents aforementioned are required at time of submission.  Please email these to Assistant Chief Davis at jdavis@cityofdarlington.com.

For your convenience, you may also access an application packet HERE or pick up an Application packet at the Darlington Police Department 400 Pearl Street, Darlington.  To request a copy via mail, please call (843) 398-4026.

For application or job position questions, please reach out to the Police Department at (843) 398-4026.