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Emmet County — Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Emmet County (pop. 34,225) on Michigan’s northwest coast is seeking a Payroll & Benefits Administrator.


  • Responsible for payroll and benefits administration for County personnel
  • Processes, posts and reconciles each biweekly payroll
  • Processes federal, state, and all other required taxes
  • Completes monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Produces W-2s annually
  • Calculates all benefits adjustments for onboarding, off boarding and plan rate changes
  • Maintains, manages and reports on data in BS&A
  • Reconciles vendor payments including benefit invoices, unemployment agency insurance statements, state and federal tax submissions, etc., along with other related vendor invoices
  • Coordinates 401a and 457 activities
  • Coordinates and administers leave management for STD, LTD and workers’ compensation leaves of absence
  • Administers and processes all workers’ compensation claims, FMLA and other leave requests


  • Associate degree in accounting or business administration required (bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in payroll, tax payments, benefits and HRIS functionality
  • Proficiency in payroll, benefits, general ledger and producing monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations
  • Experience in benefits administration, legislative changes and familiarity with employee retirement products
  • Logical problem-solving abilities
  • Proficient computer/HRIS skills, payroll and benefits functions
  • Expertise with Excel
  • Previous experience with BS&A preferred

Salary: $54,308 to $57,428; full County benefit package

How to apply:

To review a complete job description, as well as to complete a County application including current resume, go to the Emmet County career page at

Send direct inquiries to

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 21, 2023

Kent County — Parks and Recreation Director

Kent County (pop. 658,046) is seeking a Parks and Recreation Director. The County’s parks system serves approximately 1.4 million visitors annually, 25 percent of whom traveled from outside of Kent County. The Kent County Parks system generates $33 million in annual economic activity, $14.7 million of which is generated by nonlocal visitors. Additionally, over 200 jobs are sustained through the economic activity attributed to the Kent County Parks system.


  • Oversee one of the largest parks departments in Michigan, encompassing 42 parks, greenspaces and regional trails totaling 7,354 acres
  • Work in concert with the Administrator’s Office, Parks Department, public and private funding agencies, public and private consultants and contractors, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and many more to provide quality recreational opportunities for the residents and visitors of Kent County
  • Direct the design, development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs to protect, preserve, expand and improve County park lands


  • Bachelor’s degree in public or park administration, or related field combined with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, including a minimum of four years’ experience in parks administration (an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered)
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact positively with a diverse Kent County population
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Knowledgeable of the principles and practices of park administration including design, development, operation and recreational programming
  • Thorough working knowledge of budget development administration as well as contract administration
  • Innovation and proven experience in collaboration and problem-solving
  • Strong leadership skills

Salary: $115,650 to $131,531; competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plan, life insurance, paid time off, holidays and a pension

How to apply:

Apply now at:

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 10, 2023

Midland County — Finance Director

Midland County (pop. 83,457) in east-central Michigan is seeking a Finance Director.


Under the supervision of the Administrator/Controller, this position:

  • Exercises responsibility for ensuring that 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
  • Oversees staff responsible for accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, payroll, purchasing, contract and grant administration and employee benefits
  • Directs and assists with the preparation of the annual audit and budget
  • Provides assistance to the Administrator/Controller and the Board of Commissioners in developing financial policies for the County


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field (Certified Public Accountant is desirable)
  • Seven years of progressively more responsible managerial experience in governmental accounting, including experience in budgeting, auditing, payroll, benefits, purchasing and grant administration
  • Thorough knowledge of the professional public management techniques involved in budgeting, personnel administration and resource management and the ability to identify and implement new best practices
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of finance and governmental accounting methods and procedures, budgetary, fiscal management, procurement and public administration principle.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, risk management principles, reviewing, interpreting and communicating financial information and preparing and administering budgets
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports and formulating policy and service recommendations
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing and making presentations in public forums
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public

Salary: $90,210, progressing to $117,250 (7-year progression); competitive fringe benefit package

How to apply:

Submit resume and Midland County application to: Midland County Human Resources, 220 W. Ellsworth Street, Midland, MI 48640 or

Obtain an application from our website at

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 3, 2023

Village of Lake Odessa — Village Manager

The Village of Lake Odessa (pop. Approximately 2,000) in Ionia County is seeking a Village Manager.

Located in mid-Michigan on scenic Jordan Lake, within an hour’s drive from the State Capitol in Lansing and downtown Grand Rapids, the Village of Lake Odessa is seeking a collaborative leader to move the community forward. Lake Odessa offers a friendly, small-town environment with an attractive downtown and an affordable cost of living.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field required (master’s degree preferred)
  • Five years of supervisory work experience in local government or similar organizations

Salary: $80,000 to $100,000, DOQE

How to apply:

Submit resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to; subject line of Lake Odessa Search.

Deadline: March 24, 2023

Posted: Feb. 23, 2023


2023-24 MAC Communications Internship

The Michigan Association of Counties, an alliance of 83 Michigan counties working to enhance county government through advocacy, shared services and education, seeks a highly qualified communications intern for the summer and 2023-24 academic year (September-May), with the option to begin service as early as May 2023. MAC seeks applicants with a strong desire to break into the world of communications and public relations.


The communications intern will assist the Director of Communications with advertising, marketing and general communication needs.

Opportunities to write for MAC’s bimonthly magazine, Michigan Counties, and the MAC website are included in the internship. Experience with MS Office suite, podcasts and video software will be a major plus in the hiring process.

The position is based at MAC’s offices in downtown Lansing, though some remote work is allowed.

The intern is expected to provide between 10 and 20 hours of service per week.

The intern will also assist in the maintenance of several websites under the MAC umbrella, including

Salary: $15 per hour; MAC provides parking in the downtown area

How to apply:

To apply, send a resume and brief letter expressing interest to Derek Melot,

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted: March 6, 2023

How to post a job

Send an email to Derek Melot,, with your ad as a Word attachment. Please be sure to include:

  • Summary of position
  • List of required and preferred qualifications
  • Salary range and other benefits
  • Details on how to apply
  • Deadline to apply

MAC charges $100 (new rate as of July 1, 2022) for a posting of up to 30 days, which comes with promotion via our social media channels. Once an ad is posted, MAC will send an invoice for the fee.


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