Nestled in Southwestern Michigan between the State Capitol in Lansing and Metro Grand Rapids, Ionia County (population 66,804) is seeking an experienced facilitator/leader to move the organization forward. The County has small lakes, parks, trails and rivers throughout offering abundant outdoor activities. Interstate 96 and five state trunklines provide easy access in all directions for both commercial and pleasure travel.
Agriculture and poultry farms are the primary industries in the County along with state correctional facilities and auto-related manufacturing operations. Small-town charm and natural beauty provide for friendly residential settings in a safe environment with affordable housing.
The County Administrator functions as the director of operations who monitors county budgets, and the successful candidate should possess excellent skills in all aspects of governmental finance and resource allocation. A four-year degree in public administration or a related field and three to five years local government management experience are required.
The County offers a competitive package of benefits and has set the starting salary range for the new administrator at $103,000 to $115,000 based on qualifications.
The County is seeking an experienced local government administrator and will only consider applicants qualified who possess the following knowledge and experience: • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field with three to five years management experience in the public sector • Preferred: ICMA Credential a plus
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