• 101 W Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The City of Americus is a local municipal government that serves a population of 17,041, with 150 full time and 12 part time employees. We are an innovative, clean, and safe city where our citizens enjoy a good quality of life. We are committed to creating an outstanding level of opportunities for our diverse population, and to also provide quality governmental services, cultivate economic development, and promote quality jobs and successful businesses.

Americus, Georgia is located in Sumter County in southwest Georgia 132 miles from Atlanta and nine miles from Plains, the home of America's 39th President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jimmy Carter.

The City of Americus operates under the City Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority are vested in the governing body which consists of a Mayor and six council members all elected on a nonpartisan basis. Council members serve four-year staggered terms, with three council members elected every two years. The Mayor is elected at large to serve a four-year term. The six council members are elected by district. The governing body is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget and appointing the City Manager, Municipal Court Judge and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing body and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government.

Job Description

The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Director, Finance. The beginning salary for this position is $81,566.00 annually.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: the oversight and management of the City’s Finance and Utility Billing departments, including planning, directing and administering all of the City’s financial operations which include budgeting, accounting, investments, grant administration, procurement, and financial reporting; formulates Department policies and procedures; develops department goals and objectives; establishes work plans and maintains all financial and accounting systems for the City; Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; manages the City budget and related processes, including analyzing, preparing, reviewing and submitting of financial reporting, among a wide range of other related duties and responsibilities.


Required Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or closely related field; plus six (6) years progressively responsible experience in public or municipal finance or closely related experience. Preferential consideration will be given to candidate with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) State License and Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM) Professional Designation. Required qualifications may be any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

Additional Information

How to Apply: This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. An application and a full copy of the job description may be obtained from the City's website or the Human Resources Department located at 101 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit (prefer email) your cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Dee Jones, Human Resources Director
Phone: (229) 924-4411
Email: djones(at)americusga(dot)gov

BENEFITS: The City of Americus offers an excellent benefits package which includes life, health, dental, and vision insurance (including telemedicine); a full service health and wellness program (which includes local gym access, special programs and events, and access to 2 health coaches), 457B Deferred Compensation and GMA Retirement plan.

EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.