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Position hours: Full-time position.  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, plus meetings in the evening as needed

The City of Darlington is seeking an innovative, experienced municipal professional leader to serve as its next City Manager. Located halfway between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina, Darlington is nestled minutes from the intersection of Interstates 95 and 20. Darlington is a vibrant and welcoming community rich in history that has preserved its Southern charm with five historic districts and nearly 200 properties on the National Register of Historic Places. The city boasts a small-town atmosphere with friendly neighbors and plenty of outdoor recreational activities.

As the county seat, Darlington has seen in excess of $175 million in new construction including a new County Courthouse, Historical Museum, industrial expansion at Georgia Pacific, new housing, and medical center upgrades. Darlington also serves as the headquarters for the County School District offices and is the birthplace of NASCAR with the Darlington Raceway on its outskirts.

Darlington has a Council-Manager Form of Government with a Mayor and 6 non-partisan council members, a $8.5M General Fund budget, a $4.8M Water/Sewer Budget, and roughly 90 employees.

Population: 6,043

Job Duties: 

The manager shall be the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the municipal government. The manager shall be responsible to the municipal council for the proper administration of all affairs of the municipality and to that end, he shall:

  • Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the municipality, remove any appointive officer or employee of the municipality and fix the salaries of such officers and employees, except as otherwise provided in this chapter or prohibited by law and except as the manager may authorize the head of a department or office to appoint and remove subordinates in such department or office;
  • Prepare the budget annually, submit it to the municipal council and be responsible for its administration after adoption;
  • Prepare and submit to the municipal council at the end of each fiscal year a complete annual report on the finances and administrative activities of the municipality for the preceding year and make such other financial reports from time to time as may be required by the council;
  • Keep the municipal council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the municipality and make such recommendations as may seem to the manager desirable; and
  • Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or required of the manager by the municipal council, consistent with the provisions of the South Carolina State Code.


The successful candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field, and five or more years of progressively responsible experience in municipal management preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant management experience. MPA and HR certification are a plus. Experience with finance, budgeting, planning and tactful communication skills are important.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary and total compensation will be competitive and based on experience and qualifications. In addition, the city offers a comprehensive benefits package. Residency is desirable and will be negotiated with the final candidate.

To apply for the City of Darlington City Manager position:

Submit letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to Gloria Pridgen at PO Box 57, Darlington, SC 29532 or at gpridgen@cityofdarlington.com.

Applications for this position must be received by 5PM on May 22, 2024.  This position shall remain open until filled.

Water & Sewer Systems Operator, Field/Plant Crew Division Head/Foreman

The Water & Sewer Department for the City of Darlington currently has a position available as an Operator and could work into a division head/field foreman position. Under general supervision performs tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of the City’s water and sewer systems.

Job Type: Full-time.

Preferred Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 5 years of experience, environmental certification, mechanical/laboring experience in a municipal water and sewer utility environment, plant, collection, distribution system O&M, or landscaping.
  • May be required to obtain a water plant, wastewater plant, CEPSCI, distribution & collection system certification, CDL, Class A, tanker endorsement, helpful.
  • Must live within a 45-mile radius of the utility service area in City of Darlington.

REQUIRED: A valid SC Driver’s License with a good driving record is required. City of Darlington application required. EOE

Job Duties & Details of the job:

  • Installing/constructing and repairing/maintaining water and sewer collection and distribution systems.
  • Construction of lines and taps, pump station O&M, customer service, reading meters, general landscaping, and general labor.
  • Operates a variety of tools and equipment including pickup trucks with trailers, lawn mowers, trimmers, pipe cutters, hand tools, etc.

Pay Information & Benefits:
$16-26 per hour depending on experience, prefer certified operator-not required. This position offers a great benefits package to include S.C. Retirement System, 401k, leave programs, medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, an entrenched safety culture, and a collaborative team type atmosphere.

Please mail cover letter, resume, and fully completed City of Darlington application to:
City of Darlington City Hall  400 Pearl Street Darlington, SC 29532 or via email: cdubose@cityofdarlington.com.

Deadline for applications: Open until filled.

EEO/AA/M/W/Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The City of Darlington’s Fire Department is seeking a full-time Firefighter II.

Job Type: Full-time.  24/48 hour schedule.

Job Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • Vocational/technical training to include OSHA Fundamentals of firefighting, IFSAC FFII and be certified in areas of medical first responder, hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, rope rescue, confined space rescue and incident management, from the South Carolina Fire Academy or higher authority.
  • Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s have dependable transportation and provide proof of motor vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City of departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position

Job Duties & Details of the job:

  • Responds with the apparatus to and from emergency calls in a safe manner.
  • Conducts fire suppression and any other activity deemed necessary to preserve life and property on the City fire jurisdiction.
  • Provide basic C.P.R. and first aid to victims or fellow firefighters at emergency scenes until EMS
  • Proficient with all tools necessary to perform life-saving and fire suppression tasks.
  • Provides fire prevention education to schools, private citizens and industry as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Must be able to pass a fire fighter physical and pre-employment drug screen from the city medical provider, and yearly physicals as determined by NFPA standards.

Pay Information: Base pay starts at $37,000 plus bonuses and overtime.
Benefits:  The City offers a comprehensive bonus package.

To apply for this position, please complete the Fire Department application found HERE and return via email to Fire Chief Pat Cavanaugh at pcavanaugh@cityofdarlington.com or hand deliver to the Darlington Fire Department located at 301 Orange St. Darlington, SC.

You may reach out to Chief Cavanaugh for any questions: 843-398-4013.




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.


SEWER LINE REPAIR: On Monday, July 15, N. Ervin St. will be closed at the Cashua St. entrance due to a sewer line repair. To access N. Ervin St., you will need to enter through the Spring St. entrance. Repair time is unknown until crews are able to break ground.