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Antrim County —Deputy County Administrator

Antrim County (pop. 23,292) is accepting applications for the position of Deputy County Administrator.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of Board of Commissioner goals, policies and procedures
  • Provides professional support and project management for the Board of Commissioners
  • Prepares numerous budgets
  • Develops plans and implementation programs for the utilization of land and physical facilities on behalf of the County
    Assists with the coordination of these activities with federal, state, regional and municipal laws and governing bodies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in administration or closely related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and public speaking skills,
  • Excellent computer skills (BS&A, computer graphics and website experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of planning and zoning principles
  • Experience in a municipal administration office preferred

Salary: $45,490 to $54,500 DOQE; full benefits package

How to apply:

An application and position description are available at the Human Resources Office, Antrim County Building, 203 E. Cayuga, PO Box 187, Bellaire, MI 49615 or at www.antrimcounty.org/employment.asp. Forward application and resume to the director of human resources at hr@antrimcounty.org.

Antrim County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Nov. 12, 2019


City of Moline, Ill. — City Administrator

The City of Moline, Ill. (pop. 43,977) seeks a City Administrator who can successfully develop a comprehensive management strategy to transform its inspirational and forward-looking agenda into reality. 

Moline is a full-service City including Police, Fire/EMS, Public Works, Water, Wastewater, Planning & Development, Parks and Recreation, Library and administrative support services. The City has an annual operating budget of $110 million and 370 full-time employees. Since the mid-70s, the City has operated under the Mayor/Council/City Administrator form of government.

Responsibilities:

  • The Mayor and Council view the City Administrator’s position as central to managing the City’s day-to-day operations and they grant broad authority to the position.
  • The City’s department directors report directly to the City Administrator.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree in public administration or some related field is desirable)
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible public sector managerial experience
  • Must be innovative and resourceful with a proven ability to successfully multi-task in a dynamic and complex municipal environment
  • Skills in financial management and budgeting, economic development, planning and community engagement are highly desired

Residency within the corporate limits of Moline will be required within six months of the City Administrator’s start date.  

Salary: $175,000 -$185,000 DOQE, with full benefits package

How to apply:

Submit a résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to www.GovHRJobs.com or to the attention of Mark R. Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Please direct all inquiries about the position and/or the selection process to Peterson at 309-825-5091 or at mpeterson@govhrusa.com.

Deadline: Nov. 29, 2019

Posted: Nov. 5, 2019


Antrim County — Finance Director

Antrim County (pop. 23,292) in northwest Lower Michigan is accepting applications for the position of Finance Director.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision and direction of the Board of Commissioners, this position:

  • Assists in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the financial accounting system used by the County in a manner consistent with established and accepted governmental principles and practices
  • Works in cooperation with the County Administrator, County Clerk and County Treasurer, as well as other County departments
  • Exercises responsibility for budgeting, accounting, monitoring expenditures and revenues, grant accounting, payroll reports, financial reports, purchasing and fixed assets inventory and other accounting and support functions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (CPA preferred)
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in government accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including substantial experience in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to master new technologies relevant to the position (experience with BS&A preferred)
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to interact professionally, constructively and diplomatically with top-level administrators, other employees (both union and non-union), elected officials, representatives of the business community and other governmental units and the general public

Salary: $60,003 with a four-step scale, with full benefit package

How to apply:

Application and complete job description are available at Human Resources Office, Room 201, Antrim County Building, 231-533-3605 or at www.antrimcounty.org/employment.asp. Antrim County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please forward application, letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 187, Bellaire, MI 49615.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Nov. 4, 2019


Charter Township of Redford, Mich. — Superintendent

The Charter Township of Redford Board of Trustees seeks a new Superintendent. Redford Township is a “inner-ring suburb” located a few miles west of Detroit within Wayne County and is home to 48,000 residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as chief administrative officer of the township
  • Attend all meetings of the township board, with the right to take part in discussions, but without the right to vote
  • Responsible for the implementation of the policies and direction set by the Board of Trustees
  • Ensure all laws and township ordinances are enforced
  • Manage/supervise all public improvements of the township
  • Manage construction, repair, maintenance, lighting and cleaning of streets, sidewalks, bridges, pavements, sewers, and of all the public buildings 
  • Prepare/administer the annual budget 

A link to the additional details of specific job duties outlined in the Code of Ordinances can be found here.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) in public administration, public policy, business administration or related field
  • Successful track record of managing an entity similar to Redford Township in terms of size, complexity and culture, with clear strategic results
  • Strong financial skills
  • Ability to attract, recruit and motivate top talent.
  • Ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for Redford Township
  • Strong negotiation skills

Salary: DOQE

How to apply:

https://www.amycelltalent.com/job-seeker-programs/browse-job-postings/id-20190626-1719/

Deadline: Nov. 24, 2019

Posted: Oct. 31, 2019


City of Vassar, Mich. — City Manager

Vassar, Mich., (pop. 2,562) in Tuscola County is looking for a community-minded, out-of-the-box thinker to fill the open position of City Manager. Located minutes from Saginaw and Frankenmuth and at the center of Michigan’s “Thumb,” Vassar sits on the “Mighty” Cass River in the heart of what was historic lumbering country.

Qualifications:

  • Must submit signed consent form
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, finance, business, planning, or a related field
  • Three to five years’ experience in local government with leadership responsibility for projects and/or programs within a primary department
  • Three years’ supervisory or management experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered (for example, if less than a bachelor’s degree has been attained, the applicant should have additional years of experience as a manager of a department with significant wide-ranging involvement; or a master’s degree with less, but relevant, time and experience may also be considered)
  • History of volunteerism and/or community involvement
  • Understanding of, or history with, the “small town way of life” or experience with ICMA, MME or equivalent is desirable

Salary: $60,000 to $75,000 DOQE

How to apply:

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

Email: execsearch@mml.org, with subject line of “Vassar Search”

OR

Mail: Michigan Municipal League
ATTN: Vassar Search
1675 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2019

Posted: Oct. 30, 2019


City of Lincoln Park, Mich. — City Manager

The City of Lincoln Park (pop. 37,028) in Southeast Michigan seeks a City Manager. The city is committed to economic development, its close-knit neighborhoods and an active, diverse population. Lincoln Park is governed by its local Charter, with City Council delegating duties to the City Manager.  The Mayor and City Council are elected at large every two years. The city has 119 full-time employees, represented by seven labor unions. Lincoln Park’s General Fund budget is approximately $23.7 million.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs and coordinates the activities of the various City departments
  • Advises the Mayor and Council on City operations and programs
  • Recommends policies, programs and operating procedures to the Mayor and Council
  • Attends council meetings and serves on various boards and commissions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or similar field of study (MPA or MBA preferred)
  • Five or more years of progressively more responsible municipal management experience as a City Manager (candidates with comparable professional experience and/or education are encouraged to apply)
  • Strong knowledge of local government issues, including a proven track record in administration, finance, economic development and neighborhood revitalization
  • Ability to communicate with elected officials, staff and the public in a trustworthy and ethical manner
  • Strong financial management abilities with emphasis on financial forecasting, cost-benefit analysis, revenue enhancement, capital improvement, grant acquisition/administration and budget development and control
  • Knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration, municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety and economic development
  • Experience in leading similar organizations and a track record of effectively collaborating with community partners

Salary: $100,000 to $125,000, DOQE

How to apply:

Apply with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062; or

Click here to apply.  

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2019

Posted: Oct. 23, 2019


Quincy, Mich. — Village Manager

Quincy, Mich., (pop. 1,650) is a small community with a big personality and an even bigger heart! Sitting on the border Michigan shares with Indiana and Ohio in Amish country, Quincy offers an excellent opportunity for an energetic, hands-on administrator with a desire to be involved in every aspect of the business while setting a course straight ahead for the future.

Qualifications:

  • Must submit signed consent form
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study such as Public Administration, Business Administration or Finance AND
  • Multiple years of direct work experience in local government (village, city, county, town or township with professional municipal service delivery) with a career trajectory culminating in a leadership position with supervisory and budgetary responsibility AND
  • Proven involvement in and knowledge of a wide range of municipal operations and functions, AND
  • A history of community or public/nonprofit volunteerism
  • An appropriate combination of education, professional certifications, and years of professional governmental experience may be considered when applying tests for minimum requirements
  • Membership in a professional local government association that incorporates a code of ethics and continuous learning such as ICMA, MME or equivalent is desirable

Salary: $64,000 to $74,000 DOQE

How to apply:

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

Email: execsearch@mml.org, with subject line of “Quincy Search”

OR

Mail: Michigan Municipal League
ATTN: Quincy Search
1675 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019

Posted: Oct. 21, 2019


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