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Leelanau County — Administrator/Chief Financial Officer

The Board of Commissioners of Leelanau County (pop. 23,019) in northwest Michigan is seeking an experienced individual to be its next Administrator/Chief Financial Officer. Leelanau County operates on a $16.5 million General Fund budget, and special funds budgets equate to $14.3 million. It has 129 employees with six unions. 

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Board to implement its priorities and policies
  • Runs the day-to-day operations of the County under policies established by the Board

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with major coursework in public administration, business administration, accounting or related fields required (master’s degree preferred)
  • At least three years of direct county government or five years of equivalent Board experience in a similarly sized organization
  • Extensive knowledge of Michigan laws related to county government and state-mandated accounting practices
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with a Board to establish a vision, identify goals and collaboratively chart a course for the future

For more detailed information, please visit https://www.leelanau.gov.

Salary: $110,000 to $140,000, DOQE; comprehensive benefits package

How to apply:

Email cover letter and resume in PDF format with subject line of “Leelanau County Application” to cjanikmli@geneseeisd.org.

Or mail to:

Administrator Search
c/o Chet Janik
Leelanau County Human Resource Office
8527 E. Government Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

The Board seeks a multi-year contract that includes annual performance reviews.

For questions, contact consultant Chet Janik at 231-633-7680 or cjanikmli@geneseeisd.org.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Posted: March 21, 2024


Southeast Michigan Council of Governments — Government Affairs Specialist II

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is seeking an outgoing and experienced Government Affairs Specialist II to join the Government Affairs team. This position offers employee development and promotional opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in and supports the development of nonpartisan or bipartisan policy consensus on timely and sensitive topics, as well as decisions regarding implementation of those policies
  • Reviews state and federal legislative and regulatory activity and evaluates its possible impact on SEMCOG members
  • Works with lobbyists and partners to positively impact policy issues
  • Supports SEMCOG External Affairs staff in developing resources, policies, strategies, goals and objectives that advance local government operations, finance and legislative advocacy in Southeast Michigan
  • Attends virtual and in-person meetings with members and partners regarding legislative and policy issues
  • Delivers presentations and engages in public speaking on behalf of SEMCOG’s Government Affairs team
  • Responds to questions and comments from SEMCOG members and the media

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, communications, political science or related field
  • At least three (3) to five (5) years of experience in local government administration, legislative staff or related/applicable experience
  • Ability to identify key policies, proposed changes to legislation and compile large groups of data to show simple results
  • Effective written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Support and promote a strong internal culture based on SEMCOG core values and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives
  • Understanding of local government operations, legislative processes and current laws on a wide range of issues impacting local governments
  • Well-developed organization and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills to interact with a range of external stakeholders and facilitate discussions to build consensus
  • Strong work ethic and comfort in working both independently and within teams

See full job description here.

Salary: $60,506 to $90,7059, DOQE, with annual performance-based merit increase program; SEMCOG offers a valuable mix of health and fringe benefits

How to apply

Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to the Human Resources Department at Careers@semcog.org.

SEMCOG is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices and laws.

Deadline: Open until filled; first review of applications on April 2, 2024

Posted: March 18, 2024


Mecosta County — Finance Director/Deputy Controller Administrator

Mecosta County (pop. 39,714) in northwest Lower Michigan is seeking a Finance Director/Deputy Controller Administrator. 

Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the County Administrator:

  • Ensures a system of accounting is installed and properly kept in all County functions, as well as providing administrative support and direction to other departments regarding fiscal management and financial controls
  • Plans and organizes the County budgeting methods and process, auditing and analyzing information for budget proposals and carrying out various tasks related to administration of the budget
  • Provides assistance to the Administrator and the Board of Commissioners in developing financial policies for the county
  • Serves as the primary liaison to the Treasurer’s Office. Acts as the Controller/Administrator in his/her absence.
  • Supervises staff assigned to payroll, accounts payable, veterans affairs, community corrections coordinator and clerical staff within the Administrator’s office 
  • Has primary responsibility for preparation of the annual budget
  • Meets with departments to review proposed budgets and works with the Administrator in examining budget detail
  • Conducts costing analysis for items such as union contracts, capital projects and new or expanded programs
  • Performs regular reviews for budget compliance and recommends to departments any needed changes to the budget
  • Analyzes and interprets fiscal records and prepares financial statements
  • Establishes financial management internal controls to ensure the long-term integrity of the county’s finances
  • Oversees the implementation and use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in all financial and accounting processes
  • Incorporates authorized changes to accounting systems to ensure efficient systems in compliance with all applicable standards and regulations
  • Has primary responsibilities in the preparation of the annual audit report
  • Serves as a resource and liaison with outside auditors
  • Coordinates the implementation of systems to correct problems identified by auditors
  • Ensures development of proper audit trails
  • Compiles and prepares a variety of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports
  • Ensures financial systems are maintained in sufficient detail to produce adequate cost, financial and statistical data for management purposes and to meet statutory requirements
  • Performs accounting procedures for all grants received by the County

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Five years of progressively more responsible governmental accounting experience, which includes budgeting, auditing, payroll, benefits, grants, and general and subsidiary ledgers
  • CPA desirable

Salary: $76,500 to $85,550, DOQE; excellent benefits

How to apply:

Email cover letter, resume and references to Mindy Taylor at mtaylor@mecostacounty.org.

Mecosta County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 6, 2024


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