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Kent County —Deputy County Administrator

Kent County (pop. 664,165) in West Michigan is seeking a Deputy County Administrator.

The economy of Kent County is diverse and growing. The County is the central hub of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which continues to be one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. Grand Rapids, the county seat, is recognized as a strongly philanthropic community with superb cultural, educational and recreational offerings. We are frequently named as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.


  • Work in concert with the County Administrator/Controller in providing operations management for designated County departments and functions
  • Participate in the administration of the operating and capital budgets for assigned departments using the County’s strategic, long-term goals as the top priority
  • Identify goals and objectives for subordinate staff and provide access to training and development to facilitate professional and personal goals
  • Be involved in projects that strengthen our organization, both internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, health administration or a related field (master’s degree is preferred) AND
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration (or an equivalent combination of education and work experience)
  • Strong executive leadership and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact positively with a diverse Kent County population
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Knowledgeable about local government and administrative practices and financial management principles
  • Knowledgeable of health and human service programs and service needs of target population
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including knowledge of proposal writing
  • Commitment to excellence and strong emotional intelligence and work ethic
  • Ability to thrive in an inclusive, collaborative and fast-paced work environment, where diversity, equity and individual differences are valued.
  • Relationship building is essential to success
  • Selfless leadership, a person who will listen, collaborate, mentor and help transform multi-disciplinary teams throughout the county, is essential
  • Innovation and proven experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving are critical, as they aid in the research and evaluation of issues, proposal of actions, policies and solutions for a growing and progressive community

Salary: $136,455 to $149,900; competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision plan, life insurance, paid time off, holidays and pension plan

How to apply:

Apply now at:

Deadline: June 10, 2022

Posted: May 19, 2022

Dunn County, Wis. — County Manager

Dunn County, Wis., (pop. 45,547) in west-central Wisconsin is seeking a strategic and ethical individual with demonstrated leadership experience as its County Manager.


Under the direction of the Dunn County Board of Supervisors, the County Manager:

  • Performs complex professional work planning, developing and administering the County’s services, programs, policies and ordinances
  • Coordinates and directs all administrative management functions of the County not otherwise vested by law in boards or commissions or in other elected officers
  • Performs a full range of duties included in the position pursuant to Wis. Stat. 59.19 and Chapter Five of the Dunn County Code of Ordinances, including legislative duties, budget preparation and execution, financial reports and planning, personnel administration, property management, insurance administration and appointments of office staff and officials
  • Coordinates with other jurisdictions


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration/business administration or closely related field
  • At least five (5) years of responsible executive level experience in public sector management
  • At least three (3) years as an assistant or manager overseeing an organization of similar size and/or complexity
  • Experience in successfully managing high level issues with elected officials and developing, coordinating and managing agenda items for committees and/or boards
  • Experience in developing positive, collaborative relationships with elected Board members, department heads, constitutional officers and members of the community

Salary: $121,000 to $160,000

How to apply:

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For questions, call Katelynn Eslinger, HR generalist, at 715-231-6417.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Posted: May 5, 2022

Marquette County — Human Resources & Risk Manager

Marquette County (pop. 66,017) on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula is seeking a Human Resources & Risk Manager.


Under the direction of the County Administrator/Controller, this position:

  • Oversees all aspects of the County’s Human Resources Department, including hiring, onboarding, workforce reductions, personnel matters, employee benefits, internal investigations and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws
  • Interprets and enforces collective bargaining agreements, resolves grievances, and participates in collective bargaining process
  • Administers the County’s worker’s compensation and property, casualty and liability insurance programs
  • Serves all departments located within County building as well as several off-site locations, including the Airport, Public Defender’s Office, Veterans Affairs Department and Health Department


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, human resources, business administration or equivalent field
  • Five years of progressive experience in human resources management and administration, preferably with labor relations and collective bargaining experience
  • Experience in risk management and safety and health administration and working knowledge of property and liability insurance preferred
  • Experience working in municipal environment preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred

Salary: $60,132 to $73,361; health insurance, vision, dental, MERS Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, life, long-term disability and vacation and personal leave

How to apply:

Resumes with Application of Employment will be accepted in person or via mail at County of Marquette, Human Resources Dept., 234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or by email to Jeaneen McAuliffe at:

A full job description and application may be found at

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: April 26, 2022

Leelanau County — Finance Director

Leelanau County (pop. 22,301) on the Lake Michigan coastline seeks an experienced professional to provide oversight of County finances. Leelanau is home to more than 100 miles of shoreline, more than 30 lakes and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Due to its unique microclimate, Leelanau is also home to many vineyards and other food opportunities.


  • Reports to the County Administrator
  • Oversees two account clerks
  • Maintains 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 close collaboration with the County Administrator, County Clerk and the County Treasurer, as well as in support of other County departments
  • Oversees budgeting, accounting, monitoring expenditures and revenues, grant accounting, payroll reports, financial reports, purchasing and fixed assets inventory and any other accounting and support functions.

A complete job description can be found on the County website.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in government accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled 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 software 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 and any other representatives of the business

Salary: $67,572.63 to $74,821.17, contingent on qualifications; benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability. vacation, personal days and holidays, life insurance and pension plans

How to apply:

Please visit the County website and use the application link to fill out the online application. Any attachments such as a resume, cover letter or other documentation can be attached to the application prior to submission. All attachments must be in PDF format.

Please direct any questions to Leelanau County Administrator Chet Janik, 231-256-8100 or

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: April 21, 2022


2022-23 MAC Legislative 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 intern for the 2022-23 academic year (September-May). The successful candidate would start in August 2022.

This is a PAID internship based at MAC’s offices in downtown Lansing, but the option for some remote work is possible. The intern is expected to provide 10 to 20 hours of service per week. MAC seeks applicants with strong data skills and an abiding interest in public policy and the legislative process. MAC provides parking in the downtown area.

To apply, send a resume and brief letter expressing interest to Hannah Sweeney at

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 24, 2022

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