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Collin County, Texas — County Auditor

Collin County (pop. 969,603), located just north of Dallas, seeks a County Auditor. This position is responsible for a department of approximately 30 people and is directly responsible for making personnel decisions including hiring, firing, disciplinary actions and performance reviews. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the financial administration of Collin County and ensuring compliance with all state laws relating to county finance and the role of County Auditor
  • Prepares and administers accounting records for all county funds, audits records and accounts of the various county departments
  • Verifies the validity and legality of all county disbursements
  • Forecasts financial data for budgetary formulation purposes
  • Responsible for general oversight of the county’s financial operations and reports the county’s financial circumstances to the Commissioners Court.  
  • Responsible for all duties prescribed by statute
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively and professionally interact with individuals and departments within the county as well as individuals outside the county, such as vendors, various state and federal agencies or those who belong to a professional or peer organization is required
  • Interactions may involve providing explanations for processes and often require a high level of tact, patience, and the ability to deal with contentious or difficult individuals. 
  • Must be “a competent accountant with at least two years’ experience in auditing and accounting”
  • Must be “thoroughly competent in public business details”
  • Must be “a person of unquestionably good moral character and intelligence”
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field and a minimum 7 years accounting and/or audit experience, preferably in a county government environment, to include at least 4 years of supervisory experience
  • Texas Association of Counties Certified Investment Officer designation is required
  • Must be able to take oath and make bond within 20 days of appointment
  • Experience and proficiency using Odyssey, Munis and E-Agenda software is preferred

Salary: DOQE: Collin County offers tuition reimbursement and medical, dental, vision, life and long and short term disability insurance; retirement benefits have an excellent employer match

How to apply:

Apply online at Collin County’s website.

You must submit a completed application to be considered for employment.  Attaching a resume is not considered an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Collin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: July 22, 2019


Lake County — Information Technology Coordinator

Lake County (pop. 12,013) in west-central Michigan is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Information Technology Coordinator. This is a full-time position with generous benefits.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the County Administrator, the IT Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Planning, organizing and execution of all IT functions, including the Court’s AS/400 computer system, local area network (LAN), telephone system, system back-up, responding to trouble calls, ensuring system security and restoring files as needed
  • Preparing system documentation and providing hardware and software support to County users
  • Providing technical support and service functions to ensure the operation of the County’s personal computers and related peripheral devices
  • Installing and/or removing computer equipment, software and client network software
  • Troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware
  • Providing support to various departments and users
  • Coordinating computer and related communication services with outside vendors
  • Providing leadership and direction to vendors, contractors, interns and other IT staff members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or a business and technology related field
  • Must possess or be willing to attain a Microsoft Certified Professional certification, preferably Microsoft Certified System Administrators (MCSAs)
  • Two years of practical experience in computer or electronic repair, troubleshooting, installation and/or servicing (prefer three years of information technology experience in the following technologies/products: Microsoft Server; AS/400 systems; multi-line telephone systems; records management systems integration with PC technology; GIS)
  • Any or all of the above may be substituted for commensurate experience and/or education or a combination thereof

Salary: DOQE

How to apply:

Application, resume and cover letter should be submitted to:

Lake County Administration Office
Attn: County Administrator
800 Tenth Street, Suite 100
Baldwin, MI 49304
ejaehnig@co.lake.mi.us

Deadline: Open until filled, with first application review on Aug. 2, 2019

Posted: July 17, 2019


City of Grosse Pointe Park — City Manager

The City of Grosse Pointe Park (pop. 11,553) in Wayne County on beautiful Lake St. Clair is looking for a City Manager. Grosse Pointe Park is a full-service, home rule city with a council/manager form of government. The 2019-20 general fund budget is $11.8 million with a current fund balance of 16 percent. The city also has numerous enterprise funds, including a marina fund.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Salary: $100,000 to $130,000 DOQE

How to apply:

Submit resume, cover letter, consent form and five professional references to:

Email: execsearch@mml.org, with subject line of “Grosse Pointe Park Search”

OR

Mail: Michigan Municipal League
ATTN: Grosse Pointe Park Search
1675 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Deadline: Aug. 9, 2019

Posted: July 15, 2019


City of St. Joseph — City Clerk

The City of St. Joseph (pop. 8,363) along the shores of Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan is seeking a full-time City Clerk.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining all official city records, conducting elections and related activities
  • Maintain cemetery records
  • Issue permits and licenses
  • Provide official notices
  • Take minutes of city commission meetings
  • Operate in compliance with Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act and state recordkeeping requirements

See the full job description at www.sjcity.com.

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant will be a self-motivated, courteous and detail-oriented person with experience in municipal recordkeeping and election processes
  • College education or related experience and/or training is desirable

Salary: DOQE

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume with three references to:

City of St. Joseph
Personnel Department
700 Broad St.
St. Joseph, MI  49085

Deadline: July 29, 2019

Posted: July 8, 2019


City of Flushing — City Treasurer

The City of Flushing (pop. 7,949) in Genesee County is seeking a City Treasurer. This full-time department head position manages the collection, distribution and investment of all funds owed to and held by the city.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees, directs and guarantees compliance with governmental accounting standards, local ordinances and policies and state and federal laws
  • Aspects of the city’s finances include accounts payable, financial records, accounting, general ledger, audit, payroll, fringe benefits, workers compensation, budget preparation and tax collection

See full job description.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration and five years of professional accounting or financial management experience in a municipal setting, or combination of both

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume with three references to City of Flushing, City Hall, 725 E. Main St. Flushing, MI 48433. Application is available at www.flushingcity.com.

Deadline: July 26, 2019

Posted: July 1, 2019


Kalamazoo County — Finance Services Administrator

Kalamazoo County (pop. 262,985) in Southwest Michigan is seeking a Finance Services Administrator.

Responsibilities:

Under limited supervision by the Circuit/Probate Court Administrator/Probate Register (Court Administrator), this position:

  • Serves as the chief financial officer for all financial operations of the Circuit Court and Probate Court
  • Collaborates with Judges, Court Administrator, and executive level Administrative Directors within the Circuit Court and Probate Court in the development of the Courts’ annual budget request
  • Prepares and submits all financial statements and reports required by the County and external funding sources
    Ensures proper accounting for all monies received and disbursed
    Ensures the financial integrity of the Courts and their compliance with all accounting and financial report standards
  • Supervises and manages staff in all areas of the Finance Services Unit
  • Recommends the hiring and termination of, provides training and work assignments for, administers policy and procedure for, reviews and evaluates the work performance of, and administers disciplinary actions for subordinate staff
  • Prepares and administers consolidated Circuit Court and Probate Court budget
  • In collaboration with the Court Administrator, maximizes revenue to provide funding for operating expenses, seeking new revenue sources as appropriate
  • Assists in securing and administering grant dollars
  • Coordinates and approves all court contracts
  • Participates in the design, development and maintenance of account and budget management software applications for the department, including serving as local project coordinator for the Michigan Child Support Enforcement System (MiCSES) software

See all responsibilities at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in accounting, public administration, business administration, finance or a related field, combined with six years of progressively responsible experience in the management of accounting and fiscal services, including at least two years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (CPA preferred, or equivalent military experience)
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, organization, interpersonal relationship, financial and statistical analysis, supervisory and office and accounting software skills.
  • Knowledge in Kalamazoo County accounting systems, grant budgeting and reporting, public and private sector auditing requirements, contract mechanisms and basic knowledge in administration, personnel and computer technology systems
  • Must be able to construct and give financial presentations

Salary: $74,172.80

How to apply:

Apply online at https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php. VETERANS: Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

For questions, contact the Human Resources Department, 201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI  49007,  269-383-8998, www.kalcounty.com/hrd.

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2019

Posted: June 26, 2019


City of St. Joseph —Finance Director/Treasurer

The City of St. Joseph (pop. 8,363) in Southwest Michigan is seeking a Finance Director/Treasurer.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the collection and management of all monies owed to and held by the City
  • Oversees and directs all aspects of the city’s finances, including preparation and administration of the city budget, preparation of financial reports and oversight of accounting, payroll, cashiering, utility and tax billing in compliance with governmental accounting standards, state and federal law

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in accounting, finance or related field
  • Six years’ experience (or combination of both degree and experience desired)
  • Successful applicant will be a high-level employee with public accounting, budgeting and supervisory experience

See full job description on the City’s website: www.sjcity.com.

How to apply:

An application can be found on the City’s website: www.sjcity.com.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to:
City of St. Joseph
Personnel Department
700 Broad St.
St. Joseph, MI  49085

Deadline: July 22, 2019

Posted: June 24, 2019


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