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Monroe County ― Planning Director

The Planning Director works under the general direction of the County Administrator/CFO and the Planning Commission. The Director: administers planning and planning related activities permitted by state and county enabling legislation and formulated by the Planning Commission; formulates an annual proposed work plan; prepares a departmental budget and monitors budget expenditures; provides planning assistance to local units of government and serves as an information resource to county and local officials and the general public; and represents the county and the Planning Commission on various local, regional and state committees and councils, including economic development activities.


Please visit our website at for a full copy of the preferred requirements, as well as the job description.

Salary: $55,806.40 to $62,358.00, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.

How to apply:

Please submit all application materials by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to:
County of Monroe
Human Resources Department
Attn: Meagan Russell
125 E. Second St.
Monroe, MI 48161

Please note: The selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and background check per county policy. The County of Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Posted: March 24, 2017


Berrien County ― Animal Control Director

Under the supervision of the County Administrator, the Director is responsible for planning and developing animal control operations in accordance with established policies and regulations; maintains responsibility for enforcement of state regulations and county ordinances governing animals and livestock in the county; supervises reporting of animal bites to the Health Department for rabies control follow-up; is accountable for the distribution, sale and revenue received for dog licenses sold in the county; has primary responsibility for managing and administering the county's animal shelter; ensures adherence to established safety procedures and monitors work environment and use of safety equipment; performs employee evaluations; serves as the county's animal shelter director and is assigned responsibility for the operations of the pound areas of the shelter; and performs related tasks as directed by the County Administrator.


  • Bachelor's degree with a major in criminal justice, business administration or animal care-related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in animal control or law enforcement, which includes a minimum of six months supervisory experience (MCOLES license as a law enforcement officer preferred)
  • OR associate's degree with emphasis on criminal justice, business administration or an animal care-related field and a minimum of five years of experience in animal control or law enforcement, which includes six months of supervisory experience (MCOLES license as a law enforcement officer preferred)
  • No felony convictions
  • Must pass physical and medical examinations and pass drug and alcohol tests and criminal and civil record checks
  • Random and for cause drug and alcohol tests may be required
  • Unless waived by the County, a valid permit from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) for a license to perform animal euthanasia and sedation per the Board of Pharmacy – Animal Euthanasia and Sedation Rules
  • a valid Restricted Wildlife Damage and Nuisance Control Permit issued to the Department by the MDNR pursuant to Part 401 of 1994 PA 451, and assure the Department's compliance with The Wildlife Conservation Order sections 5.52 – 5.54

Additional duties, requirements and qualifications may be reviewed here.

Berrien County Animal Control is a 24-hour facility, seven days a week with no holidays, so the director must have the ability and willingness to be available at any time as required by the situation.

Salary: $51,962 to $69,634

How to apply:

Applicants should go to and follow the links to job postings.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 24, 2017


Washtenaw County ― Assistant Corporation Counsel

Under direction of the Corporation Counsel, the Assistant Corporation Counsel provides legal advice and related services and assists in managing civil legal affairs of the county, its departments, boards, agencies, committees and elected and appointed officials.


  • Negotiates, drafts and reviews contracts, leases and miscellaneous legal documents for the county and all its boards, departments and agencies to insure legality of such documents
  • Acts as legal representative for the county in courts at all levels and administrative tribunals both as plaintiff and defendant as required for county boards, agencies, committees, elected and appointed officials and other employees for whom the county has assumed a contractual or other duty to defend or indemnify
  • Performs legal research and issues formal and informal legal opinions on all aspects of county government.
  • Keeps informed of legal precedents and relevant legislation by reading professional journals and court rulings, conferring with legislators and attending meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Represents the county at meetings with local, state and federal officials
  • Acts as chief negotiator for the county in collective bargaining negotiations
  • Coordinates the administration of collective bargaining agreements
  • Handles grievances and civil rights matters, by investigating and researching labor relations problems and responding to unions and administrative agencies
  • Makes decisions on outcome of grievances and on resolving other labor disputes Prepares letters of understanding, responses to union grievances and civil rights complaints, and settlement letters to various unions
  • Represents the county at union special conferences and arbitration hearings
  • Handles labor negotiations and acts as county spokesperson
  • Attends and participates at high level strategy meetings involving the County Administrator and Human Resources Director regarding labor relations issues
  • Drafts collective bargaining agreements and prepares briefs involved in arbitration hearings
  • Interprets the collective bargaining agreements and answers inquiries from County department heads, employees and union representatives
  • Interacts with arbitrators, mediators, civil rights and union representatives on labor relations matters
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Corporation Counsel or County Administrator

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


Possession of a Juris Doctorate
Minimum of four (4) years of experience in municipal law, labor relations and/or human resources, preferably in a public agency setting
Membership in the Michigan State Bar Association.
Valid Michigan operator's license
Knowledge of: concepts and terminology related to the legal system; legal research principles, techniques and resources; techniques of legal pleading, brief and related document writing; and the organization and administration of County government and the functions of respective county departments
Ability to interpret, apply and explain complex laws, policies, regulations and opinions
Ability to direct the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis
Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with departmental and County policies and procedures

Salary: $76,076 to $120,284

How to apply:

An online application must be completed at:

Deadline: April 4, 2017

Posted: March 17, 2017

Kalamazoo County ― Deputy County Administrator, External Services

Kalamazoo County is seeking a driven leader to assist the County Administrator in the strategic leadership and execution of county services to citizens of Kalamazoo County. A candidate with a passion for continuous improvement and ability to follow through and see projects to completion will succeed in this dynamic role. Kalamazoo County leadership is fully committed to exceptional governance. This leader must have a track record of positively leading teams toward desired outcomes.


  • Present to and work with the County Administrator on major strategic initiatives and organizational excellence
  • Assist with overall positive image of external services and continuously improve economic development and services provided to the community
  • Publicly represent the County to news media and liaise with other units of government, community organizations and the public
  • Liaise with and assist Courts, and elected offices and their departments to collaborate effective overall operations
  • Assist County Administrator in the development and maintenance of the facilities master plan
  • Represent County during collective bargaining process to negotiate labor union agreements, when necessary
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the County Administrator, or assume County Administrator responsibilities in his/her absence, when requested


The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in public administration or related field and five-year senior management experience
  • OR any comparable combination of education, training and experience
  • Master's degree in public administration or related field preferred
  • Experience working with a policy-making board and knowledge of county government administration preferred
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical information
  • Demonstrated high-quality verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, County officials and the public

Salary: $54.49 per hour

How to apply:

Visit Kalamazoo County's online application portal.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 14, 2017

Gratiot County ― Director of Financial Services

Gratiot County is seeking its first Director of Financial Services to lead the charge in creating excellence in financial management. We are seeking a technically experienced visionary to take our services to the next level. Utilizing existing resources, our new Director will examine current processes, reorganize resources and build systems, all with an eye toward exceeding the highest standards of government accounting.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or other discipline that prepares one for performing accounting and financial services in a government environment (CPA desirable.)
  • Five years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience that include budgeting, auditing, payroll, benefits, grants and general and subsidiary ledgers (Experience building a financial services team and supervising personnel preferred.)
  • Ability to access all County locations as required
  • Ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer including, at a minimum, Word and
  • Excel (Proficiency in BS&A software preferred.)
  • Customer service orientation and history of functioning effectively in team environment

For a complete position description, click here.

Salary: This position is rated at a grade 12 ($47,583-$57,892).

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the County application form, along with a cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressed to the County Administrator describing:

  • Your experience in providing financial, budgetary and procurement services in an organization (Specify the size of the organization and your very precise role.)
  • Your experience in building — as opposed to just working with — sound financial processes in an organization
  • Your experience in leading staff and persuading others to embrace change
  • Why you are interested in serving as the first leader of financial services in Gratiot County

Include three professional references able to comment on the experience and interest you describe in your cover letter.

Return all materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Gratiot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 4:30 p.m., April 11, 2017

Posted: March 13, 2017

Muskegon County ― Director, Emergency Management Services

The Emergency Management Services Director, under the general direction of the County Administrator, shall serve as the Director of the Emergency Management Services Department for Muskegon County. In accordance with the Emergency Management Resolution, this employee shall provide for the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural and human-made disasters within Muskegon County. The Emergency Management Services Director shall provide for the coordination and utilization of resources in the County in an emergency or disaster situation and provide a means through which the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners may exercise authority and discharge responsibilities as necessary.


  • Associate's degree (bachelor's preferred) in physical sciences, emergency management or environmental safety; AND a State of Michigan Professional Emergency Manager Certification (PEM) obtained within 18 months of employment
  • OR minimum of five (5) years full-time progressively more responsible experience in emergency management, emergency communications and emergency response administration; AND a State of Michigan Professional Emergency Manager Certification (PEM) at the time of application
  • Valid Michigan driver's license

Salary: $29.17 to $36.76 per hour

How to apply:

Applications may be filed at or delivered to 316 Morris Ave., Suite 200, Muskegon, MI 49440; or 877-521-5627; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Muskegon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The county has adopted a veterans preference policy that recognizes qualifying military service.

The selected candidate must take a post-offer medical examination (including back screen and complete physical) and drug screening test given by a County appointed physician before the first day of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the medical examination and drug screening test. Applicants for County employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Posted: March 13, 2017

Lapeer County ― Health Director/Officer

Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the Health Director/Officer serves as the CEO regarding the non-medical activities of the Health Department; plans, develops, implements and evaluates department programs in accordance with policies established by the Board; researches and makes recommendations for changes to departmental policies; develops the department's operating budget and monitors budget expenditures throughout the year; and represents the department to local, state and federal officials to the advantage of the department and the public health profession.


  • Prepares program plans and budgets for consideration of the Board of Commissioners with provisions made for appropriate medical specialty judgment by the Medical Director
  • Recommends policy, programs and services to the Board of Commissioners and assists the Board in making policy decisions and informs the Board of Commissioners of health care and related issues
  • Implements decisions related to policies, procedures, and provision of services
  • Supervises staff directly and through subordinate managers to ensure a high level of professional service and the maintenance of health standards
  • Directs the evaluation and maintenance of proper documentation for services rendered, as required by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other funding agencies
  • Collaborates and cooperates with various local, state, and federal agencies concerning public health matters
  • Represents the interests of the Board in regional and statewide organizations and projects that may affect health services in the community
  • Negotiates and administers numerous contracts for provision of services, procurement contracts, and state and federal contracts.
  • Ensures clinical documentation regarding clients is kept secure and confidential and maintained consistent with Health Department policies and procedures
  • Provides 24/7 public health emergency response and oversight

See full description of duties, other details.


  • MPH or MSPH degree
  • Three years of full-time public health administrative experience,
  • OR related graduate degree and five years of full-time public health administrative experience of consistent with the guiding statute (MCL 333.2428; Section 2428)
  • Valid Michigan driver's license

Salary: $86,969.35; health/dental/vision insurance, plus other benefits

How to apply:

Send application/resume to: Lapeer County Board of Commissioners, attn: John Biscoe, County Controller, 255 Clay St., Suite 301, Lapeer, MI 48446. Or you may email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or fax to 810-667-0369.

Lapeer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: March 1, 2017

Gratiot County ― Director of Information Technology

Gratiot County is seeking a Director of Information Technology due to the retirement of our current director on May 31, 2017. We are seeking a technically experienced visionary to take our IT services to the next level.


Under the supervision of the County Administrator, the IT Director is:

  • Responsible for the operation of the County's information technology system, including the AS/400 computer system, the local area network (LAN), telephone system and the wide area network (WAN)
  • Responsible for computer system hardware configuration and layout, software installation and upgrades, system back-up, responding to trouble calls, ensuring network security and restoring files as needed
  • Responsible for user training, preparation of system documentation and hardware and software support to County users
  • Responsible for coordinating computer and related communication services with outside vendors and researches and contributes to data processing purchasing decisions

For a complete position description, click here.


  • Associate's degree in computer science or related field with information systems coursework (bachelor's degree preferred)
  • Four years of experience providing knowledge of hardware and software typically used by a municipal government organization

Salary: This position is rated at a grade 11 ($42,753-$52,016), but is currently under review.

How to apply:

Please submit the County application form along with a cover letter addressed to the County Administrator describing:

  • Your experience in an IT environment, including length of service and your very specific role in rendering IT services; and
  • Why you are interested in directing IT services in Gratiot County.

Also include three professional references able to comment on the experience and interest you describe in your cover letter.

Send all materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Gratiot County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 4:30 p.m., March 29, 2017

Posted: March 1, 2017


Crawford County ― Solution Area Planner/Grant Management Specialist

In cooperation with the Michigan Region 7 Homeland Security Planning Board, Crawford County is seeking proposals/applications from qualified vendors to oversee and manage Michigan's Region 7 Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 Homeland Security Grant Programs (HSGP) as awarded through the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. The formal RFP with expectations and guidelines can be found on the Crawford County website.


The selected contractor shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Experience as an emergency management professional and/or a grant administrator, and/or previous experience with the Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Familiarity with Region 7 communities
  • Knowledge of MSP-EMHSD Homeland Security grant management protocols
  • Knowledge of/familiarity with federal, state and local purchasing and financial management processes
  • Ability to communicate positively with multiple disciplines representing varying interests
  • Experience working with data platforms that support programmatic and financial reporting systems
  • Supervisory experience


The selected contractor shall be compensated/reimbursed at an hourly rate that is in accordance with the grant guidelines. Crawford County will compensate at a rate of $50 per hour, but not to exceed $5,000 per month for services performed on the FY2015 and FY2016 HSGP grant in performance of his/her duties during the term of the grant, which will collectively expire on May 31, 2019. The contractor will be required to submit monthly invoices, including a DETAILED work log (date, time spent and detailed work description). Compensation shall be subsequently tied to the contractor's ability to successfully perform the tasks/responsibilities established for the position as directed by the Region 7 Homeland Security Planning Board.

How to apply:

Please visit the Crawford County website to find the formal Request for Proposal (RFP). Proposals are to be mailed or delivered to: Crawford County Administrator/Controller, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Grayling, MI 49738

Deadline: 4 p.m. on March 24, 2017

Posted: Feb. 28, 2017

Van Buren County ―County Administrator

The Administrator oversees all administrative operations in the County, including budget preparation and compliance administration; coordinates department operations with Board of Commissioner policies; and prepares meeting agendas for all Board and committee meetings. The work is performed under the general direction of the Board of Commissioners.


  • Develops, recommends and administers annual operating budget; reviews and edits budget proposals from departments; estimates revenues and expenditures; directs and approves budget document preparation; monitors expenses and revenues; determines budget adjustments; approves vouchers and purchase orders; supervises purchasing; and reviews timesheets
  • Coordinates county operations for all departments to ensure compliance with Board of Commissioner policies and applicable state and federal policies and regulations; coordinates communications between Commissioners and departments
  • Prepares Board and committee meetings agendas; attends and participates in a variety of meetings; recommends and implements policies; prepares reports and provides information regarding County administration to County officials and other agencies and groups; conducts meetings; prepares and gives public presentations
  • Develops, monitors and directs special projects to analyze efficiencies and review operations of departments
  • Oversees the County Accountant/Finance Director and purchasing function as per MCL 46.11 and 46.13b
  • Responsible for the General Ledger and related financial reports
  • Supervises human resources labor relations, wages/benefits, pay plans and all other functions; recommends and approves personnel action, including promotions, discharge, discipline, transfers, etc; evaluates work performance of employees


  • Bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field (master's degree preferred)
  • Eight to 10 years of municipal or county government administrative experience
  • OR any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability to electronically display agenda and discussion items for the public

Salary: $100,000 to $120,000

Please submit all applications and resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Van Buren County Administration Office, Attn: Debbie Hall, 219 E. Paw Paw St., Ste. 303., Paw Paw, MI, 49079.

Van Buren County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans and Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Deadline: March 24, 2017

Posted: Feb. 24, 2017

Isabella County ― Director, Commission on Aging

The Director manages and oversees all programs for the older adult population in Isabella County and other assigned geographical service areas, including: In-Home Services, Nutrition Services, Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion, Volunteer Services and Activity Center/Travel.


  • Performs personnel management and supervision, including hiring, training and orientation, reviewing and evaluating employee performance, discipline and terminations
  • Prepares and presents various departmental budgets to the County Administrator and Board of Commissioners
  • Monitors various budgets from differing revenue sources and expenses and revenues, and reconciles deposits and provides financial reports
  • Researches financial and statistical data and prepares multiple grant applications to ensure the viability of the department
  • Supervises and monitors the COA Building to ensure the safety and security of personnel and visitors as well as building property
  • Analyzes community needs through the collection of statistical data and develops programs and services based on identified needs
  • Works with other community agencies and organizations to provide joint programs and activities
  • Promotes the COA through presentations and provides classroom lectures and seminars
  • Works with community agencies and businesses on fundraisers for COA programs and services
  • Meets with federal, state and local officials to advocate on behalf of programs and services for older adults
  • Monitors and implements contractual policies and procedures mandated by multiple contracts and agreements
  • Develops and implements internal COA policies and procedures for all programs and oversees the implementation, evaluation and contractual assessment reviews of all programs and services

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


  • Master's degree in gerontology and/or social work
  • Seven (7) years or more of experience working within the field of gerontology and aging services
  • OR any equivalent combination of training education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • CPR/First Aid and AED certification
  • Valid driver's license
  • Knowledge of accounting principles; principles of budget preparation, presentation and monitoring; modern office equipment; procedures and applicable software packages; principles and practices of personnel management; traditional service network for aging programs; project and program management; recordkeeping and bookkeeping principles and practices; and departmental policies and procedures
  • Ability to generate and analyze operational data
  • Ability to work with multiple funding sources
  • Ability to recognize and manage risk and safety concerns
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and coordination; analysis and problem-solving; organization and time management; written and verbal communication; and grant research and writing,
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with proper attention to detail, tact and discretion in handling confidential personnel matters

Salary: $51,965 to $64,225, with comprehensive benefit package

How to apply:

Applicants should provide an application, resume and cover letter to Isabella County Administrator/Controller's Office, Attn: Margaret McAvoy, 200 N. Main St., Suite 205, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 989-317-4276. Applications can be downloaded at or obtained at the Administrator/Controller's Office.

Deadline: Noon, March 24, 2017

Posted: Feb. 23, 2017

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