Job Opportunities

The City of Travelers Rest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Click here to download a JOB APPLICATION

City Administrator, City of Travelers Rest
Position Category: Administration
Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages and supervises all departments, agencies and offices of the city to achieve goals within available resources
  • plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Provides professional advice to the city Council and department heads; makes presentations to councils, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.
  • Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.


  • Graduation from an accredited four‑year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, business management, or a closely related field; and
  • Five (5) year of experience as a municipal administrator; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Strong ethical standards, reliability, professionalism, positive attitude.

 How to apply: Submit your application, cover letter, and resume to Brandy Amidon, Mayor, City Email:

The City of Travelers Rest is an equal-opportunity employer.

Pay Range: $93,991 – $130,874
Deadline: December 15th
For the job summary click HERE

Fire Fighter
The Travelers Rest Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. Applications can be picked up at the fire station (155 Trailblazer Dr.) or downloaded HERE.

Application, resumes, and verification of training can be mailed or emailed to:
Travelers Rest Fire Department
155 Trailblazer Dr.
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Attn: Chief McMakin

Minimum Requirements, Desirable Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age; CPR and First Aid; High School Diploma or equivalent EVDT; Firefighter 1 CDL-B / Class E; Firefighter ll. All candidates must be able to pass a SLED Background Check, Departmental Physical, Drug Test, Physical Agility Test, and provide a 10-year driving history. The application process will be open until filled.

Police Officer
The Travelers Rest Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer and Community Police Officer.  Applications can be obtained from the Travelers Rest Police Department or by clicking HERE.

Applications can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off in person to:
Benjamin Ford, Chief of Police
125 Trailblazer Drive
Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment; must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid South Carolina driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation; U.S. citizen; must be able to read and write the English language and have a High school diploma or equivalent. Applicant must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits. No felony convictions and no criminal history with disqualifying convictions.

Knowledge of or the ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions;  ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below; ability to learn the City’s geography.  Must live within a 25-mile radius of the city limits.

A successful graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Training or successful completion of State Basic Training Academy or equivalency Test within one (1) year after employment.

Pay Info: $19.57/hour to $24.00/hour based upon experience (Benefits package includes state retirement and health, dental, vision, and life insurance options).