McHenry County, IL, United States
McHenry County, IL (308,760) known for its perfect balance of culture, recreation and community is one of three counties in the state with a Triple A bond rating. This vibrant county is seeking an innovative, energetic, well-rounded purchasing professional interested in serving as their next Director of Purchasing.
McHenry County is located approximately 60 miles northwest of Chicago and is home to 30 communities and is one of the five collar counties of Chicago area. The county seat is located in Woodstock, IL. McHenry County has a vast amount of recreation area with 25,021 acres of open space in the McHenry County Conservation district. Residents enjoy a range of lifestyles from historic villages to relaxed lakeside living to more rural farms. An extensive transportation network is available and provides access via rail or highway to downtown Chicago. McHenry County possesses a strong tax base, modern facilities and a highly dedicated group of professional employees. The County budget is $216,660,132.
The County is seeking confident, progressive candidates interested in serving as their next Director of Purchasing. The purchasing department will serve 28 departments in their purchasing needs including the Sheriff, the Health Department, the Coroner, the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, and Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab Center. This person will serve as the principal public purchasing official for the County and will be responsible for the centralized procurement process. The new Director will report to the Associate County Administrator - Finance.
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the timely procurement of all goods and supplies, equipment, services, construction and professional services required by the County. The position involves contract administration and execution, interpretation of purchasing policy, and supervision of two (2.5) buyers, an administrative assistant and two (2) mail clerks. Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal customers is essential.
Qualified individuals will be expected to have:
A minimum of eight to ten years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a purchasing environment or similar function which includes interacting with the public and elected/appointed officials.
A basic background in construction projects and related construction documents is required.
A high attention to detail to ensure all legal requirements and compliance to State regulations and the County’s purchasing ordinance in the acquisition and disposal of goods and supplies.
A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
Applicants should possess or be able to secure the following within the first six months of employment: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
A confident communicator who will seek innovation, present creative options and remain solutions focused.
An innovative, hands on purchasing professional with a track record of collaboration with departments to develop specifications, evaluate vendors and secure appropriate and cost effective purchases.
Technical knowledge of best purchasing methods and implementation of computer systems will be helpful.
Demonstrate ability to work in a fast paced environment with a wide span of activities.
Starting salary range is +/- $95,969, depending on qualifications and experience. Apply online at www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by December 8, 2017 to Kathleen Rush, GovHRUSA. TEL: (847)380-3240 or email: KRush@GovHRUSA.com.
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
City Manager – Grand Rapids, MI (pop. 196,445). Grand Rapids is the 2nd largest City in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. It is located on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County. The City has received numerous recognitions ranging from #1 City to Raise a Family (Forbes – 2015) to ArtPrize Festival being named Top Five Festivals Worldwide (Time Magazine – 2013).
Grand Rapids provides a full range of services to a diverse group of year-round residents, students and visitors. Proud of its vibrant downtown as well as its solid and varied residential neighborhoods, Grand Rapids metropolitan area is home to fifteen institutions of higher education. The City seeks an experienced executive to serve as its next City Manager.
The City is governed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is elected, on a non-partisan basis, for four-year overlapping terms and there is a limit of two terms. The Mayor presides over the Board of Commissioners. The Board appoints the City Manager. The Board also appoints the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Treasurer, all of whom oversee their respective departments. There is a separately elected City Comptroller. The City has approximately 1,500 employees, 14 collective bargaining units, and total budget of approximately $450 million.
Candidates must have:
A Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of increasingly responsible executive level experience in either a public or private sector organization. A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration and other advanced executive level training is highly preferred.
Considerable supervisory experience of professional staff is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
A collaborative, strategic and innovative leader with strong communication skills. An appreciation for stakeholder inclusiveness and an active citizenry is essential as is an individual who is ethical and trustworthy.
A record of visibility in the community, and the ability to think strategically and remain focused on the City’s long-term goals is required.
Proven ability to establish positive working relationships with community and regional partners is essential.
Expected starting salary is $175,000 to $225,000, DOQ. Residency is highly encouraged. Candidates should apply online by December 15, 2017 with cover letter, resume, and contact information for five professional references to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment attention Joellen C. Earl, CEO, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Email: email@example.com. Tel: 847-380-3238. The City of Grand Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Unalaska, AK, United States
Unalaska, Alaska (4,700) Unique, beautiful and dynamic Unalaska is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to become its next City Manager. Located on an island of the same name, situated in the Aleutian Chain 800 miles southwest of Anchorage, Unalaska is the 12th largest city in Alaska and the largest in the Aleutians. It is home to the International Port of Dutch Harbor, which consistently ranks first or second in the nation for the size and value of its seafood catch. Unalaska’s 4,700 creative, friendly, culturally diverse and industrious people enjoy excellent schools, low crime and no unemployment.
The City of Unalaska is a professionally managed and financially healthy organization staffed by 166 talented, hardworking and successful people. It operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Council seeks candidates for the City Manager position who have vision and resilience, and who will exhibit a collaborative and welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, community organizations, business and industry, and employees.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. Graduate degree in public administration or related field preferred.
Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in council/manager municipal government, with five (5) years at a management level. Experience as a city manager, assistant city manager, or other executive level position highly desirable. Rural community and Alaska experience a plus.
Strong experience in budgeting and financial planning, utilities management, public works administration, project management, community development and economic development highly desirable.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and team-building skills essential.
Knowledge/experience in human resources and employee relations, environmental protection, emergency planning and operations, maritime law and marine operations desirable.
Starting salary $150,000 +/- DOQ/E. Attractive benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, audio) at no cost to employees and dependents, and participation in the Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Alaska does not have a state income tax.
Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Stephen Veitch, Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. Upon submission applicants will be asked to complete a City of Unalaska Employment Application. The recruitment for this position will remain open until the position is filled, with a first review of resumes on November 15, 2017.
Kent County, MI, United States
Kent County, MI (pop. 642,173) County Seat: City of Grand Rapids. Kent County is the 4th largest County in the State of Michigan, the largest with a non-elected Administrator /Controller, and home to the second largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids. 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 of the United States. Among the factors which have encouraged major growth and have attracted numerous firms from outside the area are: a strong but highly diversified base of industries, an excellent work force, educational opportunities, excellent employer/employee relations, good location and transportation facilities, utilities and possibly the most important, quality of life.
The County is governed by a 19-member Board of Commissioners. The Administrator /Controller is responsible for carrying out the policies set forth by the Board and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the County. The Board is elected on a partisan basis every two years from districts of approximately equal size. The other five elected officers of the County, which include the Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Prosecuting Attorney, Drain Commissioner and Treasurer, are elected on a partisan basis serving four-year terms. The County has approximately 1,700 employees and a combined budget of $342M ($167M General Fund). The County’s financial position is highly stable, with a AAA bond rating from S&P and Moody’s.
The County provides a wide and varied range of services including: law enforcement, correctional facility, three court systems, veteran’s services, co-operative extension, property tax collection, vital record management, social services, public health, drain code compliance, and parks. The Department of Public Works manages a waste-to-energy incinerator, a recycle facility and various landfills. Kent County also has close relationships with the department of health and human services, road commission, airport and zoo. The County is also a leader in participating in regional public-private collaborative projects.
The County is most interested in individuals who can think strategically and focus on the County’s long-term goals, while maintaining the County’s outstanding reputation and financial position. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and will intentionally engage with the diverse constituencies of the County. The County values relationships and the next Administrator/Controller will need to be adept at developing positive relationships and embrace the collaborative culture of the community.
Candidates are required to have:
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or related discipline is strongly preferred.
Ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive level experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior County management experience is strongly preferred. Other public management experience is also highly valued.
Starting salary is $150,000 to $170,000, DOQE.
Apply online with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references by October 20, 2017; to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240.