Highland, IN, United States
Highland, IN (pop. 23,546) The Town of Highland is seeking energetic, professional and accomplished candidates for their next Redevelopment Director. Ideal candidates will have well rounded experience in the public and/or private sectors with a focus in economic development, redevelopment and/or planning. The Redevelopment Director will have responsibilities that include leading the Town’s economic and redevelopment efforts, assist with planning efforts for corridor improvements and repurposing existing structures as well as working in conjunction with other departments to enhance the quality of life in Highland. Highland is a family oriented community perfectly situated to afford its residents the advantages of small town living with easy access to nearby urban areas that offer additional educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Located 21 miles from Chicago in northwest Indiana’s Lake County, Highland is minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and the scenic Indiana Dunes. Highland residents also enjoy 250 acres of park land in their community. A progressive community with a stable tax base, Highland residents consider their community a close-knit, safe, welcoming place to live and raise their families.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:
A commitment to finding creative and innovative ways to bring businesses of all types into the community which will provide employment opportunities and additional tax revenue to the town; build a retention and expansion program with existing businesses and have strong working relationships with them.
Possess the analytical skills to evaluate incentive programs requested by the business community and present those findings to the Redevelopment Committee and Town Council; be a strong proponent for the Town in negotiating with developers and builders for economic incentives.
Have experience or strong exposure to modern land use trends and challenges including issues such as retail and mixed-use district vitality, as well as economic incentives for attracting and retaining businesses.
Have the maturity, self-confidence, and strength of professional convictions to provide solid economic development advice to the Redevelopment Committee and Town Council, being able to diplomatically present professional views and carry out administrative decisions in a timely, professional, and impartial manner.
A bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, architecture, public and/or business administration, or a related field with a preference for a Master’s degree in a related field. Five to seven years of experience in a similar sized community; additional experience may be substituted for formal education. A master’s degree is highly preferred.
The salary range is $62,500 - $66,200 +/- DOQ. Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by June 16, 2017 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Decatur, IL, United States
Decatur, IL (pop. 73,500) The City of Decatur is seeking energetic, professional and accomplished candidates for the newly created Economic and Community Development Director position. Ideal candidates will have well rounded management experience in public and/or private sectors with a focus in economic development, neighborhood regeneration and redevelopment, planning/zoning and/or code enforcement. The new Director will have the opportunity to guide the organization as it transitions into this newly created Department which was recently approved by Council. The Economic and Community Development Director will have the responsibilities that include leading the City’s economic development efforts, neighborhood redevelopment, current and long-range planning efforts in coordination with the City’s strategic plan as well as directing and managing planning, zoning, development review, permitting, building inspections and code compliance activities within the City. Decatur is an established community in central Illinois that has a rich history and an impressive economic outlook. Decatur is a family oriented community and provides its residents and visitors with a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment opportunities. Located 40 miles from the state capital in Springfield and practically equidistant to Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis, Decatur is situated in a prime geographic location. Decatur recently ranked as a top 12 Best Illinois Cities for Families, a Top 50 Best City for Global Trade, one of the Top 50 Safest Cities in Illinois and a top city in the country for physicians to live.
The City of Decatur Economic and Community Development Department has 21 employees and has a departmental budget of $15.8 million (including $7.4million for Mass Transit). The Director will serve as the Zoning Administrator, a member of the Macon County Regional Planning Commission and departmental personnel serve as staff liaisons to the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Historical and Architectural Sites Commission. The Divisions of the Department are Economic Development, Building Inspections, Mass Transit, Neighborhood Inspections, Neighborhood Services and Planning and Sustainability. The Director is appointed by the City Manager and serves on the Manager’s executive leadership team.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:
A commitment to creative, problem-solving through teamwork and professionalism, outstanding supervisory and administrative skills and highly developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
A demonstrated record of team-oriented style leadership with a comprehensive knowledge of economic development, building inspections and code enforcement, urban planning and development concepts, principles, strategies, practices and techniques, mass transit and the ability to facilitate the development of a strong solutions based, customer-service focused department.
A bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, architecture, public and/or business administration, or a related field with a preference for CEcD or AICP designation and seven to ten years of progressively responsible senior level management experience. A master’s degree is strongly preferred.
The starting salary range projected to be $110,000+/- DOQ. Residency within the corporate limits of Decatur is required within one year. Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by June 16, 2017 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Grand Traverse, MI, United States
Grand Traverse County , MI (pop. 92,084) County Seat: Traverse City. Grand Traverse County is one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan due to its ideal balance of downtown amenities surrounded by pristine natural resources. The County maintains a high quality of life in one of the Midwest’s most striking settings with a vibrant downtown community, a strong agricultural industry and extensive year-round recreational opportunities along 69 miles of Great Lake shoreline. Grand Traverse businesses and residents have a passion for their community, actively participating in community events and community building programs. The County is known for its world class cherries and wine, and is quickly becoming a center for hops and brewing. Home to the Cherry Capital Airport (serving American, Delta and United airlines), the County is proud of its burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of collaboration and looks to grow its businesses, while maintaining its natural resources.
The County Administrator is appointed by a seven (7) member County Board of Commissioners, each representing a district, serving two (2) year terms. The Administrator is responsible for the administration of the County Board’s goals, policies and programs as well as the management of the County’s services. The County Board of Commissioners is seeking candidates who have a strong financial background and will value relationships between the Commission, employees and the community. Successful candidates will also have a collaborative and team-oriented management style; a vision for strategic growth and natural preservation; a commitment to efficient and effective service delivery within a model workplace; and will have exceptional communication skills. The County provides full services to its residents and visitors, with 37 Departments staffed by approximately 500 employees and a budget of nearly $63M ($37M General Fund).
Candidates are required to have:
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or related discipline is highly preferred.
Six (6) years of progressively responsible executive level experience.
Prior County or City management experience is highly valued.
The Board is also interested in candidates with a diverse combination of educational background, professional experience and community involvement.
Starting salary is $114,000 to $137,000 +/- DOQE.
Apply with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references by June 12; to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.
Jefferson County, WI, United States
GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the next Finance Director for Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
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About the Community
Jefferson County (pop. 83,686) Ideally situated between the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee and Madison in south-central Wisconsin, Jefferson County offers a pleasant mix of urban and rural life. With easy access via the I-94 and I-90 highway system, the County is characterized by rich agricultural areas, thriving family-oriented communities, diversified manufacturing and highly valued natural resource features.
About the Position – Duties and Requirements Position responsibilities include managing and oversight of the County’s overall financial operations. This includes developing internal systems and processes in keeping with financial best practices and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements; preparing the preliminary Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR); serving as financial advisor to the County Board, County Administrator and other departments; and long range financial planning and forecasting. The Finance Director will manage the County financial software program and supervise four employees in the Finance Department.
The County is seeking candidates who are critical thinkers, self-motivated, and resourceful. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Public Administration or related field (Master's Degree preferred) with five to seven years financial management experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. CPA or Certified Government Manager designation are a plus. Candidates must possess some local government experience either directly, or indirectly through private sector financial firm.
Compensation and Benefits The County offers a salary range of $77,168 -$99,236, with appointment salary DOQ. The County is prepared to offer the upper portion of the range for the right candidate. The County offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, health insurance including medical and dental (also available to dependents), life insurance at 3X salary, flexible spending account and voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program. The County offers paid vacation, holidays and sick time.
Selection Process Candidates should apply online immediately with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. First review of candidates shall occur on April 17, 2017.
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Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or email@example.com Terri Palm, Human Resources Director, Jefferson County at 920-674-7102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer