Cheshire, CT, United States
Cheshire, CT – Town Manager (29,187) Cheshire is a charming New England community known for its excellent schools and beautiful residential neighborhoods. Strategically located 14 miles north of New Haven and 25 miles southwest of Hartford, Cheshire has a land area of 33 square miles and was originally a rural farming community. Cheshire has retained its rural character with thousands of acres of open space and an active agricultural industry which has resulted in its designation as the “Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut”. Cheshire has also been recognized as a top small town by Money Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. Cheshire residents enjoy a safe, attractive community with a wide variety of year-round recreational and cultural activities. Cheshire is a politically stable, fiscally strong community.
Cheshire has a $38 million municipal budget and 175 full and part time employees. The Town has a AAA bond rating by two different rating agencies.
Cheshire is governed by a Council-Manager form of government which was adopted under a Town Charter by Town voters in 1971. The current Town Manager has served the community for 28 years, 17 as the Town Manager. The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council and is responsible for the administration of the Town Council’s goals, policies and programs as well as the management of the Town’s services.
Cheshire is a full service community providing, police, fire, public works (including wastewater treatment), community development, finance and recreation.
Town Manager candidates will ideally have experience in the successful administration of municipal operations in a multifaceted suburban city/Town; possess strong budget and financial management skills; and, will exhibit a collaborative, welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, the business community, and employees. Experience with economic development is important. The position requires a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible management experience and a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance or related field. An MPA or MBA is highly desirable. Residency is required within a reasonable time frame. Starting salary range: $140,000 -$165,000+/- DOQ with excellent benefits. Apply with resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by September 18, 2017 to www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-4243.
Champaign, IL, United States
On behalf of the City of Champaign, IL, GovTempsUSA is seeking candidates to fill the six-month (minimum) position of Financial Analyst in the City’s Finance Department. The estimated work week is 40 hours. Starting hourly wage: $30/hour.
Position will work under the direction of the Interim Financial Services Manager/Budget Officer and perform budget preparation and analysis, accounting, and financial reporting.
Selected candidate will have:
Undergraduate degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration.
Experience with spreadsheets, database management, and enterprise financial software is desired.
Some municipal experience is preferred.
Selected candidate will be an employee of GovTempsUSA with services contracted to the City. Benefits include up to 3% employer matched IRA (offered through GovTempsUSA).
Click Apply Now to complete the application for consideration. For questions contact, Mike Earl, Senior Vice President at 224-261-8366 or email@example.com .
Lake County, IL
The Lake County Emergency Management Agency is driven to maximize the safety, security and resiliency of our communities and resources before, during and after emergencies and disasters. We are seeking experienced and dynamic emergency management professionals who are strong leaders that approach their work with a “can-do” attitude in a collaborative spirit that produces results. If you are an experienced and professional leader who is customer service-oriented, innovative, and willing to take on complex opportunities, Lake County wants you!
The Emergency Manager, is the lead EM professional for Lake County leading 6 other EM professionals. The EM is under the day to day direction of the Assistant County Administrator, is responsible for the management and leadership of the overall operation of the Lake County EMA. As such, the position is responsible for planning the effective management and leadership of the County’s EMA which includes (a) planning and directing emergency preparedness activities and projects, (b) collaborating with government, private and non-profit partners to coordinate countywide emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities, (c) developing and maintaining the County’s comprehensive emergency operations plans (including continuity of operations) and multi-year emergency management training and exercise schedules, and (d) overseeing and leading the County’s emergency operations center when activated. Candidates should have strong leadership and management skills and have knowledge of effective planning for emergencies and disasters (both man-made and natural).
Our Organization and Community
Lake County (pop. 703,462), located in northeastern Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, is a large, complex and professional organization consisting of more than 30 departments and divisions that provide services including law enforcement, water and sewerage treatment, public health, criminal justice, transportation, public works, land use planning, building inspections, and emergency management. Our work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of approximately 2,800 employees, a $503 million budget, the leadership of an appointed County Administrator and the governance of a 21-member elected County Board which is led by a County Board Chair.
Lake County residents enjoy a tremendous quality of life that provides just the right balance between work and play—from beautiful recreational areas and waterways, outstanding forest preserves, superb shopping experiences, and other entertainment venues - to top notch schools, and global industry that help make its economy strong, Lake County promises the comforts of the suburbs with the pleasure of the city. To learn more about what makes Lake County special, visit www.LakeCountyLife.org.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal professional background and qualifications for the EMA Planning and Operations Manager include:
Experience in financial management, budgeting, innovative practices in emergency management operations, and information technology in an emergency management environment.
Experience in (a) working with a variety of mutual aid organizations and groups, (b) grant funding and grant management; (c) creating a flexible and unified plan for emergency response for all stakeholders; (d) developing and maintaining multi-year management training and exercise schedules; (e) business continuity; and (f) developing and managing a continuity of operations plan.
A strong commitment to a management and leadership style that promotes and models a positive, creative, inclusive, supportive, results oriented and collaborative internal and external environment.
The knowledge and ability to identify and implement solutions for modern day emergency operations, including familiarity with technology for managing emergency responsibilities.
Being an effective communicator and relationship builder that produces results.
Education and Experience
Interested candidates should minimally possess the following education and experience:
Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or related field; and completion of all ICS classes required by the County to include ICS courses 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800. The possession of a valid driver's license is required.
Minimum Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible work experience in management of emergency preparedness and coordination of multi-agency and multi-jurisdiction operations; a minimum of four years of which (a) included operational planning and implementation of training activities, and (b) were performed in a supervisory capacity.
Lake County is offering a competitive salary (hiring range is from $90,000 to $120,000 +/- commensurate with experience) along with an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.
Interested professionals may submit a resume and cover letter by August 30, 2017 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment
Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
LAKE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Northbrook, IL, United States
GovHR USA is pleased to announce that Northbrook, Illinois, resident population of +33,000, seeks experienced police leaders to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police. The incumbent is retiring after 45 years of police service, 12 years as the agency’s Chief of Police. This well-resourced community is located in northeastern Cook County approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Northbrook includes a wide range of housing, excellent schools, and is the area’s retail center, being home to the upscale Northbrook Court shopping center. Northbrook has a total area of about 13 square miles and is an outstanding place to live, work and play. The Northbrook Park District maintains 22 park areas, comprised of community parks, neighborhood parks, play lots and passive parks. There are many unique and premier facilities located in Northbrook which is a hub for regional sports aficionados.
The Northbrook Police Department is currently staffed by 66 full-time Sworn Police Personnel, 26 full-time Non-Sworn Civilian Personnel and 30 Part-Time Non-Sworn Personnel. The Department’s FY 2018 Budget is $14.68 M. Police Officers and Dispatchers are represented by an independent union, while Sergeants are represented by the Combined Counties Police Association. The Village of Northbrook has a Council-Manager form of government. The Chief of Police is hired by, and reports to, the Village Manager.
The Ideal Candidate
The Village is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial experience, strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Chief of Police position include:
Will have progressively responsible leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency, preferably at the level of Deputy Chief or equivalent.
Must have an outgoing personality and be approachable and accessible to residents, business and governmental leaders.
The next Chief of Police must be open and available to all Police Department staff and Village employees, welcoming of and encouraging diversity within both the department and the community.
Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement, as well as embracing the benefits and techniques of community policing.
Will have labor relations experience.
Will be knowledgeable, experienced and adept at media relations.
Must be experienced and supportive of the use of social media as an opportunity to engage Police Department stakeholders and promote the mission and goals of the Department.
Should have a history of intergovernmental cooperation and relationship building.
Must be knowledgeable of current best practices and policies in policing.
Will have sufficient experience to review organizational structure, staffing, and personnel assignments and make changes when appropriate, to insure departmental capability to carry out its mission and responsibilities.
Must be experienced in addressing internal organizational and personnel issues present in most police agencies as well as have demonstrated ability in addressing these problems in a positive, professional, timely and impartial manner.
Is expected to be strategic thinker, anticipating issues or trends and must be open to new approaches and technologies while also thinking beyond the walls of the Police Department, understanding the needs of the Village as a whole and of the region’s public safety community.
Is expected to have excellent financial management skills, knowledge of capital planning and project management and a clear understanding of resource limitations while avoiding micromanagement.
Will possess well-developed writing and public speaking skills.
Will have an excellent reputation and demonstrate a high level of integrity.
Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related fields. A master’s degree is strongly preferred. Advanced leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or similar programs is highly desirable. The annual salary for this position is $150,000 +/- dependent upon qualifications. The Village of Northbrook offers an attractive benefits package. Residency is not required.
Interested professionals may submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by September 15, 2017 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Kathleen Rush at:
Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
NORTHBROOK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER