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Ingham County ― Budget Director

Under the direction of the Controller, the Budget Director conducts and develops the annual County Budget process; monitors revenues and expenses for conformance to budget; and develops recommendations for adjustments. The Budget Director also coordinates detailed financial research and analysis related to the County budget, special reports and other areas as required. This position is responsible for: monitoring the budget status/ledger reports and revenues thereof; assisting project directors and various budgeting entities for submission of accurate and viable budget proposals; supervising a Senior Budget Analyst and other Analysts; and coordinating work assigned by the Controller.

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks. (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Coordinates budget process among Commissioners, departments and Controller's Office to facilitate interaction, accurate information and timeliness and assistance in the preparation of budget proposals at all stages of the process
  • Develops recommended annual budget calendar and format of County budget process; provides budget entities with budget information and forms
  • Monitors revenues and expenses to conform to budget and recommend to the Controller necessary changes and corrections to the current year's appropriations
  • Works closely with appropriate County departments to analyze and forecast both current and future years' revenues and expenditures
  • Assists as necessary in the preparation of financial reports, grant applications, and other reports
  • Provides budget estimates with future years' revenue and cost projections as necessary
  • Monitors, in conjunction with the Insurance Coordinator, self-insurance funds and recommends necessary adjustments in rates
  • Maintains close liaison between the Controller's staff and all reporting entities to facilitate the smooth and accurate flow of all financial transactions
  • Oversees or carries out research projects as assigned
  • Attends night budgetary meetings and other meetings as necessary to fulfill responsibilities as Budget Supervisor


  • Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, finance or related field
  • Five to seven years of more responsible related work experience in a business or governmental setting

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

Salary: $76,432.50 to $91,740.12

How to apply:

Applicants should go to Ingham County's online portal. Required documents are resume, cover letter, transcripts and the application form.

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017, by 11:59 p.m.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2017

Oakland County ― Director of Information Technology

Oakland County is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Information Technology. The Department is a service bureau that provides IT services to 82 County Divisions, more than 100 local governmental units, more than 50 private sector customers and more than 1,700 online business customers. IT is responsible for more than 150 major applications and provides support, maintenance and new development activities for all applications. This application portfolio has been acknowledged nationally by the National Association of Counties, the Center for Digital Government and other professional organizations.


  • Plans and directs a world-class team of IT professionals comprised of 168 FTE positions and 60 contract resources organized into four operational teams: Application Services, Technical Systems and Networking, Internal Services and Courts Law Enforcement Management Information System (CLEMIS)
  • Works actively with County divisions and other agencies to formulate technology strategies and to ensure IT services align with business needs.
  • Reports to Deputy County Executive/CIO and oversees the organization's information systems planning, policies and practices in collaboration with executive leadership
  • Serves as a member of the IT leadership team and oversees the development of the organization's vision, policies and short/long-term strategic objectives
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, operation and security of the organization's information systems and applications
  • Serves as liaison between Board of Commissioners, County Executive leadership, department/division management, external contacts, and regulatory agencies
  • Serves on the Information Technology Steering Committee, and is responsible for the development of strategic plans, including performance management frameworks, metrics, standards, policies, procedures and budgets
  • Responsible for the development of the Information Technology Project Portfolio, including resource capacity plans, operational and capital improvement budgets
  • Presents to executive and legislative decision-making entities and is responsible for staffing, training and managing the department's divisions
  • Fosters a customer-oriented culture and mindset driven by continual service improvement techniques through mentoring of the IT leadership team
  • Responsible for developing and managing strategic vendor and partnership relationships
  • Maintains knowledge of information technology trends and recommends cost-effective and efficient solutions to ensure the IT organization delivers value to the enterprise


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 15 or more years in IT and business/industry
  • Minimum of five to seven years of leadership responsibilities
  • Experience in business/industry (beyond IT), managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders

Salary: $118,679 to $135,674

How to apply:

Oakland County offers a challenging, yet rewarding position for motivated individuals seeking leadership opportunities. Candidates interested in pursuing this opportunity should contact Phil Bertolini via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Additional information about Oakland County can be found at

Deadline: March 3, 2017

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017

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