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City of Midland — Assistant Director of Public Services

The City of Midland (pop.41,920) is seeking an Assistant Director of Public Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative and management support to the Director of Public Services, thereby allowing the Director to focus on strategic issues and long-term planning
  • Provides, as needed, day-to-day leadership to one or more of the following divisions: Parks and Recreation, Public Services and Dial-A-Ride Transportation
  • Works with Parks and Public Works Supervisors, the Recreation Coordinator, Dial-A-Ride Supervisor, Fleet Manager, Budget Analyst, Cemetery Sexton and Horticulturist as needed to provide coordinated services to citizens
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Director of Public Services position when the Director is unavailable

There will be up to two incumbents in the Assistant Director position, to which responsibility areas will be assigned by the Director of Public Services.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or related field
  • Minimum five years of progressive administrative and supervisory experience for a service organization or local government of similar scope and size
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of municipal services delivered by local government similar to the City of Midland

Full information on the position, including examples of typical duties performed and a comprehensive list of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job, can be found on the City of Midland website: www.cityofmidlandmi.gov

Salary: $71,429 to $83,517, DOQE

How to apply:

Interested candidates may submit an online application and resume through the City employment page: https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/1412/Current-Job-Openings. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled, but for first consideration, apply by Feb. 16, 2021

Posted: Feb. 4, 2021


Gladwin County — County Administrator

Gladwin County (pop. 25,279) in north-central Michigan is seeking a County Administrator.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to five members of the County Board of Commissioners elected from member districts. The Implements all County policies as directed by the Board
  • Carries out the directives and policies of the County Commission using sound independent judgment
  • Enforces all directives, ordinances, resolutions, regulations of the County Commission, and the applicable provisions of Federal and Michigan law to assure execution
  • Supervises, directs, and controls all County administrative departments (including but not limited to Human Resources, Accounts Payable and Payroll) excluding those under the direction of elected and appointed officials
  • Educates County department and division leaders regarding management, budget, financial, administrative, and related policies. Establishes regular leadership team meetings to discuss and evaluate compliance with adopted and approved policies
  • Implements and enforces administrative operating procedures, rules, or guidelines; Maintains complete documentation of all administrative orders, rules, and regulations which are consistent with the County Code and policies approved by County Commission
  • Establishes accountability measures for all County operations and collaborates with leadership team to manage period analysis of efficiency

See the full job description.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university (master of public administration is preferred)
  • Prior experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Progressively responsible local government experience at the executive level of Administrator, Manager, Deputy Administrator or Assistant Administrator for a county or municipality is required
  • Expertise in local government, strategic planning, budgeting and personnel management is also required
  • Experience developing long-term strategic plans is required
  • Expertise in overseeing complex budgets and leading or participating in the budgeting process
  • Ability to lead in crisis situations and establish crisis management procedures
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership abilities
  • Technical skills and the ability to quickly learn new software and technology tools

Salary: DOQE; county offers an excellent benefit package

How to apply:

To apply for this job, submit your resume (and other documents, see below) in a sealed envelope to: Dr. Karen Moore, Chairperson, Gladwin County Board of Commissioners, 401 W. Cedar Ave., Gladwin, MI 48624. Email submissions will not be accepted.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and names/phone numbers for three professional references. Please indicate “Application for County Administrator” in the subject line. Candidates must meet the qualifications listed above to be considered.

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Posted: Jan. 14, 2021


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