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Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corp. — General Manager

The Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation (SMMWSC) located in Bay City, Mich., serves a population of more than 260,000 people in six different counties with raw water from Lake Huron. The Cities of Saginaw and Midland are the founding owner-customers of the corporation (1946) and appoint the six-member governing Board of Trustees.

The Board is seeking a General Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day operation and long-range planning of the corporation.


  • Responsible for difficult-to-complex administrative activities related to finances and accounting, promotion of services and public relations, engineering research and development, forward planning and contingency planning, staffing and personnel operations, labor negotiations, education and training, safety and health, governmental regulation and licensing, consulting and project related contracting, reports and publications to support effective business operations
  • Exercise considerable independent judgment in decisions which influence the current and future operations of the corporation
  • Oversee 13 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $4.1 million
  • Manage contracted work and consultants


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, public administration or related discipline (master's degree in engineering, public or business administration or related discipline preferred)
  • Prior municipal water treatment experience strongly preferred
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
  • A commitment to the organization and region, including a willingness to work flexible hours and represent the corporation at various public meetings and events
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within a reasonable time frame as determined by the Board, the appropriate Michigan Department of Environmental Quality licensing for water treatment and distribution as may be required by the State of Michigan (currently at "D1" license)
  • Ability to think strategically and focus on the day-to-day service objectives of the corporation and be a part of planning for the region's long-term goals
  • Strong knowledge of a water services, financial management and personnel management
  • Proven track record in both technical and non-technical management
  • Background in water treatment, hydraulic, mechanical and/or electrical engineering would be highly valued for this position

Salary: $95,000 to $117,000, DOQE; position includes a competitive benefit package, including a defined contribution retirement plan, generous health insurance benefit and a corporation vehicle

How to apply:

Apply at with resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 248-379-8923; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019

Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


Village of Lake Odessa — Village Manager

The Village of Lake Odessa (pop. 2,018) is seeking candidates for the position of Village Manager. Lake Odessa is a progressive, full-service community in southern Ionia County


  • Oversees eight full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $4.2 million
  • Reports to a seven-member Village Council


  • Background in administering municipal operations, particularly financial/personnel management, planning/zoning, economic development, grant writing/administration, policy development and project management
  • Minimum of five years' executive-level managerial experience in public/local government
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or related field (master's degree or law degree is desirable, but not required)
  • Membership in ICMA/MME/MLGMA is desirable, and credentialed Manager is an additional plus, however neither is a requirement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Approachable, welcoming style with the community and staff
  • Proven record in effective service delivery and creative problem-solving
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Collaborative, team-oriented management style

Salary: DOQE

How to apply:

Apply online with resume, cover letter, salary history, consent form and five professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline: Jan. 8, 2019

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018

St. Joseph County — Finance Director

St. Joseph County (pop. 60,947) in southwest Michigan is seeking a Finance Director.


Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Finance Director:

  • Serves as chief accounting officer of the county
  • Ensures a system of accounting is installed and properly kept in all county functions
  • Provides administrative support and direction to other departments regarding fiscal management and financial controls
  • Plans, organizes and directs the County budgeting methods and process, auditing and analyzing information for budget proposals and carrying out various tasks related to administration of the budget
  • Analyzes, investigates and proposes to the County Administrator and the Board such plans and programs to better serve the financial interests of County functions

See the full job description.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or a closely related field.
  • Five (5) years of progressively more responsible accounting experience, which includes experience with budgeting, auditing, payroll and accounts payable (some experience with a municipal government preferred)
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite and financial software required
  • CPA designation is desirable

Salary: Depending on qualifications, with a comprehensive benefit package

How to apply:

Applications are available in the County Human Resources Department's office (third floor) or online at Mail resumes to: St Joseph County Human Resource Department, 125 W. Main St., PO Box 189, Centreville, MI 49032, or email resume in Word format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. St. Joseph County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Dec. 4, 2018

City of Ludington — City Manager

The City of Ludington has a great opportunity for a new city manager. Located in Mason County on beautiful Lake Michigan, Ludington gives a small-town feel while providing the amenities of a much larger community.

An excellent staff, seven-member council, and a mayor are committed to supporting and providing a great career opportunity to a community-minded public manager who wishes to become part of this tight-knit municipality. The city manager position has had a history of long tenures. There have only been three managers in the last 35 years.

Ludington is a full-service, home rule city council/manager community of 8,076 residents living within 3.78 sq. miles. Its 2018 General Fund Budget is $7.93 million with a current fund balance of 32 percent. The city also has numerous enterprise funds, including campground and marina funds. Ludington will only accept applicants with a high level of integrity who are ethical, loyal, willing to be involved in the community, and have an understanding of providing a wide range of municipal services.


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  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, finance or an appropriately related field preferred (master's degree is a plus)
  • Minimum of three to five years' experience in public/local government service with responsibility for projects, programs and departments
  • Experience as provided by positions as a city manager/administrator, assistant or assistant to the manager/administrator (city manager/administrator experience preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of management or supervisory experience
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and public communication skills
  • Understanding of, or experience with, the "small town way of life and a waterfront community experience is a plus (Ludington's population triples due to tourism during the summer months)

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Salary: $90,000 to $110,000 DOQE, with comprehensive benefit package

How to apply:

Click here for application and consent form information.

Deadline: Jan. 2, 2019

Posted: Nov. 29, 2019

Kalamazoo County — Director of Older Adult Services

Kalamazoo County seeks a Director of Older Adult Services.


  • Manages and directs the overall operation of the Region IIIA Area Agency on Aging Region
  • Oversees the Older Adult Services Advisory Council appointed by the County Board of Commissioners
  • Administers county-wide Choices for Independence Program for medically and cognitively frail elders and veterans
  • Provides supervision to Independent Contractors for the Healthy Living Programs
  • Participates on the HCS senior management team (Leadership Team)
  • Advocates with community organizations, local foundations, and public and private officials; including state and federal legislators, city and township officials for the interests of older adults and persons with disabilities
  • Participates in and directs development of the annual and multi-year plan, and the request for proposal process.
  • Coordinates regularly with local human service organizations, businesses, universities and hospitals, developing and facilitating collaborative groups as appropriate
  • Supervises the regional Long-term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Assures that quality assurance processes are effective and meet state and federal requirements
  • Supervises the Information and Assistance service
  • Promotes the agency and local services by public speaking and participating in conferences, health fairs, senior expos, etc.
  • Applies for local, state and national grants


  • Bachelor's degree required, with five years administrative experience with services to the older adult population (master's degree in human services or public administration preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with boards, commissions and state and local officials
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with community collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of Area Agency on Aging functions
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Knowledge of local aging programs and services, supervisory skills
  • Ability to organize, work independently, prepare requests for proposals and work with state and local agencies
  • Reliable transportation required

Salary: $65,436 to $80,288

How to apply:

To apply, visit the county jobs site. VETERANS: Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Nov. 26, 2018

Wexford County — County Administrator

Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the County Administrator is responsible for the overall management of the County. Assists the Board of Commissioners in developing the vision for the County as well as implementation strategies and programs for realizing related goals, objectives, and outcomes.


  • Directs and promotes the interests, goals, purposes and policies of Wexford County
  • Plans, organizes and directs County operations and assures implementation of policies for operating departments within their control
  • Presents creative alternatives to various challenges facing the County
  • Assesses operations, staffing levels, facilities, and equipment
  • Analyzes budgetary and resource needs, undertakes improvements and implements changes
  • Monitors operational costs and takes actions for increasing efficiency
  • Oversees the preparation and implementation of the annual budget, assures proper administration of the budget and the achievement of desired financial outcomes
  • Works with the Board, professional consultants, citizens, contractors and departments to examine the needs of the County, the development of programs and services and the evaluation of County operations
  • Serves as the spokesperson for the County, including utilizing various media sources, such as radio, print and social media


  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, finance or a related field is required (a master's degree in these fields is preferred, but not required)
  • A minimum of five years of managerial or leadership experience (governmental experience preferred)
  • Experience in grant writing and grant management preferred
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting is important
  • Demonstrated and thorough knowledge of budgeting, personnel administration and resource management and the ability to identify and implement best practices
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public
  • Ability to maintain strong positive relationships between the administration, Board of Commissioners and elected officials to build a cohesive and productive team
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and in emergency situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply:

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Deadline: Dec. 12, 2018

Posted: Nov. 13, 2018


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