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Seeking Candidates for the Position of Houghton County Administrator
The Houghton County Board of Commission is seeking candidates for the position of Houghton County Administrator.

The County Administrator reports to and works closely with the County Board of Commission, and is responsible for the day to day operations for all County activities. The successful candidate will develop and manage the County budget, and work with state, federal and private sources including grant programs. The Administrator is the agent and point person for fund raising activities with the new Enduring Gifts program, for supervision of appointed departments and department heads, for working with the County Attorney for all things legal, for the Audit, and for negotiations and contracts with the County’s recognized bargaining units and agents. Responsible for the appointment and supervision of all non-elected department heads, serving as the chief purchasing agent, reviewing, negotiating, and executing vendor contracts, oversees the County’s employee benefit package, and manages the County’s property holdings. Working with the Airport Manager, the Marina Manager, and the Transfer Station Manager, the Administrator works to ensure the success of the three County enterprises. Responsible for the development, maintenance, and executing of IT plans, county buildings and grounds plans, and for working with architects, engineers, and contractors for projects approved by the Board on County properties.

The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree or higher in business management or public administration, and at least 5-7 years of professional management experience and proven leadership. Salary is negotiable, and will be considered based on the candidate’s credentials and experience.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and a resume to be considered, and the County Board will accept applicants until the deadline of September 28, 2021. Submit applicant materials to: Administrator Position, Houghton County Board of Commission, 401 E. Houghton Ave, Houghton, MI 49931.

Questions and other inquiries can be directed to County Administrator Ben Larson or 482-8307

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