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Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority — Executive Director

Macatawa Area Express, also known as MAX Transit (https://www.catchamax.org) is an Act 196 Public Transportation Authority that provides public transit service in the Cities of Holland and Zeeland, Holland Charter Township, and Park Township.

The authority is seeking an Executive Director who plays a critical role collaborating with community partners to strengthen the role of public transportation in the region, managing operations and maintaining an outstanding working environment for team members.

Macatawa has a fleet of 28 vehicles and provides fixed route and demand response service to the above cities and townships.

Responsbilities:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates all activities of the Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority
  • Develops policies and procedures in support of operations and administration
  • Ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations
  • Manages and supervises several projects concurrently.
  • Develops and administers the system budget, negotiates and secures funding from local contributing organizations
  • Prepares grants, directs the purchase of capital equipment and ensures proper and efficient use of funds
  • Manages transit system procurement, cash and investments
  • Provides information, alternatives, and recommendations regarding policy and service issues to the Transit Board and implements Board decisions
  • Develops agendas and prepares reporting systems for the MAX Board
  • Oversees human resource efforts and provides supervision, leadership and inspiration. Attracts, retains and develops team members and managers
  • Partners with the community and political constituents and effectively represents the organization

Qualifications:

Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority is seeking a leader who is passionate about public transportation and understands that it is more than just getting someone from point A to point B, but that public transportation provides people with hope.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Solid understanding of public transit and Federal Transportation Administration requirements
  • Outstanding operational and people management skills
  • Passion for collaboration and ability to foster strong strategic partnerships with stakeholders

Salary: $90,000 to 120,000

How to apply:

Apply online by clicking here.

Deadline: Sept. 14, 2018

Posted: Aug. 16, 2018


 

Ingham County ― Animal Control Director

Ingham County in mid-Michigan seeks an Animal Control Director.

Responsibilities:

The Animal Control Director reporting to the County Controller/Administrator or his/her designee has the primary responsibility for managing and administering the County's entire Animal Control Program.

Additional functions include:

  • Formulates and implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization
  • Provides leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, annual goals, objectives and growth
  • Organizes, plans, and distributes work in such a way as to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the manpower, supplies, equipment and facilities used in the Animal Control Program
  • Working through a lead person or subordinate supervisors, manages a group of employees who travel to various parts of the County in order to enforce State and County Animal Control laws, kennel staff, clerical staff and dispatch operations
  • Performs personnel management functions, directly and through mid-level managers and supervisors. Examples include interviewing, selecting and training staff
  • Evaluates and reviews work assignment and staff performance
  • Addresses employee relation issues including promotions and terminations
  • Works with multiple union groups and assists in negotiating contracts as requested
  • Prepares budget request and administers the budget for the County Animal Control Program
  • Monitors expenditures though out the fiscal year
  • Acts as the primary spokesperson for the County Animal Control program
  • Ensures the accurate and timely maintenance of all records associated with programs and the preparation and issuance of recurring and special reports
  • Enforces the County's Animal Control ordinance as adopted by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners

See full job description.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in animal control management, law enforcement management, business administration, public administration or related field and 2 years of experience in animal welfare and/or animal control (including 1 year in a supervisory or management capacity), OR
  • Associate degree in animal control management, law enforcement management, business administration, public administration or related field and 5 years of experience in animal welfare and/or animal control (including 1 year in a supervisory or management capacity)
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements in the management and supervision of staff strongly desired
  • Must be eligible for and able to obtain F.D.A. and Michigan Controlled drug licenses
  • Must pass a background and security check
  • Must possess flexibility for night meetings
  • Ability to establish working relationships with Board members, City and County officials, managers, staff volunteers and vendors

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.

Salary: $72,161.54 to $86,612.64; hybrid pension plan and comprehensive benefit package

How to apply:

Apply online at http://pe.ingham.org/

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Aug. 15, 2018


Otsego County ― Director of Planning/Zoning, Capital Projects and Grants

Otsego County seeks a Director of Planning/Zoning, Capital Projects and Grants for its growing community, which offers a host of year-round recreational activities with easy access to trail networks, river systems, inland lakes, parks, ski resorts, large forested areas and world-class golf. This is a unique split position between Planning and Zoning and County Administration. It is a good opportunity for a person who is currently managing a Planning and Zoning Department but wants to do more and really help a community flourish.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs professional work related to planning, development and land use for the County
  • Assists with amendments to the Master Plan, preparing zoning amendments and conducting special planning studies
  • Maintains, administers, and enforces adopted codes related to land use
  • Works with the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and the general public to ensure the plans are current and appropriately implemented
  • Works on grants, special projects and County facility space allocation programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in planning, or a closely related field and five years of related experience
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training or experience
  • Honed communication and business writing skills
  • Ability to work with diverse people/agencies
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software and Geographic Information Systems
  • Michigan Driver's License required

Salary: $58,874 to $73,577, with comprehensive benefit package

How to apply:

Go to www.otsegocountymi.gov for a complete job description and to apply online. Otsego County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 27, 2018


City of Troy ― City Manager

Troy (pop. 83,181) is a vibrant, dynamic city strategically located in Oakland County, 20 miles northwest of Detroit. The City is seeking experienced local government professionals with a commitment to ethics, integrity and best practices in leadership and management to serve as their next City Manager.

Responsibilities:

Troy is a full-service municipality with a AAA bond rating. The City has 350 full-time employees and a total annual budget of $165 million.

The City Manager appoints the department heads, including the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Finance Services Director, Community and Economic Development Director, Human Resources Director and City Clerk.

Troy's city services also include a library, two golf courses, a transit center, a community center and an aquatics center.

Qualifications:

  • Seven (7) to 10 years of increasingly responsible senior management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, finance or related field (MPA or MBA highly desirable)
  • Demonstrated leadership in the successful administration of municipal operations, with a strong emphasis on customer service, teamwork and collaboration
  • Well-developed budget and financial management skills and experience with complex economic development and redevelopment
  • Vision, resilience and a collaborative, welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, the business community and employees
  • Highest standards with respect to ethics and unquestioned integrity
  • Residency is highly desirable

Salary: $160,000 to $170,000 +/- DOQE, with excellent benefits

How to apply:

Apply online with resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to www.GovHRUSA.com/career-center/ to the attention of Heidi Voorhees and Jaymes Vettraino, 630 Dundee Rd., Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

Deadline: First review of candidates will occur on Sept. 1, 2018

Posted: July 24, 2018


 

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