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Gladwin County — County Administrator

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


  • 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.


  • 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

Adams County, Wis. — County Manager/Administrative Coordinator

Adams County, Wis. (population 20,220), a historic, full-service county amid the rolling hills of scenic central Wisconsin, is seeking a County Manager/Administrative Coordinator.


  • Leads a progressive organization of 300 FTEs
  • Oversees a budget of $57 million
  • Reports to a 20-member governing body


  • Bachelor’s degree in administration or related discipline required (master’s degree preferred)
  • At least 8 years of administrative management and/or financial experience required
  • Prior municipal or county experience is highly valued, as is status as an ICMA Credentialed Manager
  • Well-developed collaborative skills
  • History of a team-oriented management style
  • Experience in budgeting and finance
  • Demonstrated skills in managing capital projects

Salary: $120,000 to $130,000 +/-, DOQE; excellent benefit package

How to apply:

Apply electronically with a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. Apply online at Questions may also be directed to Charlene Stevens at 847-380-3240.

Adams County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Feb. 12, 2021

Posted: Jan. 10, 2021

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