The Southport City Manager is the administrative head of City government providing direction and general management for the administration and operation of each department with the City of Southport and to perform duties as delegated by the Board of Aldermen.

Southport is a Council/City Manager form of government. Appointed by the Board of Aldermen the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible for directing all administrative operations of the City. The City Manager oversees a General Fund budget of $ 15 million and a workforce of 50 + employees. The City Manager also functions as the Director of Personnel and Budget Officer. Other City of Southport departments include Planning/ Building Inspections, Animal Protective Services/Code Enforcement, Finance, Police, Fire/ Rescue, Public Services i.e. water/ wastewater, electric, Tourism and Parks and Recreation.

As a minimum, candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as public administration or political science. A Master’s Degree in public or business administration is preferred.

Substitution of Education for Experience: An extensive track record of success in local government may be substituted for formal education.
Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory level municipal leadership experience or equivalent.

Success in grant writing experience is essential.

Residency in the City limits is required. Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.

The City Manager receives direction and assignments from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Salary commensurate with experience and negotiable.

Submit a completed City application (online at to City of Southport, Attention: City Clerk, 1029 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461. Or, email your completed application to

The City of Southport is an equal opportunity employer.

Police Officer – Deadline for application: Opened until filled.

Police Officer for the City of Southport provides law enforcement including: community policing, traffic, investigation and patrol duties (foot patrol & bicycle patrol). Department: Police: Minimum Requirements; Must hold a BLET Certificate from a BLET Training course accredited by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division or must be enrolled in a BLET program at the time of application. Applicants will need to provide a copy of their certificate or if currently enrolled a letter from the BLET director or coordinator. In lieu of a BLET certificate out-of-state applicants must hold full-time sworn status and be able to transfer certification as approved by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division. Applicants must have a High school diploma or successful completion of a certified GED program.  Applicants must also possess a valid NC driver license. Out-of-state applicants must have a valid driver’s license from the state of residence and have the ability to obtain a valid NC driver license by hire date. Hiring Range: $36,320 – $38,136.

How to Apply: Complete Application of Employment (State of North Carolina PD-107) and North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Division Form F-3 (LE). Forms must be received in the Human Resources Office by the posted deadline. Resumes may be submitted in addition to but not in lieu of a completed Application of Employment (PD 107). Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to: City of Southport, Human Resources Dept. Attention: Teresa Parker-Mosley, 1029 N. Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 or email to:


Employment Opportunity: City of Southport Police Officer