Lincoln Park, MI (pop. 37,028) – The City of Lincoln Park is ideally located in southeast Michigan. With a commitment to economic development, a focus on its close-knit neighborhoods and an active, diverse population the City is ready to work with its next Manager to continue its momentum forward. The City is home to Lincoln Park Public Schools providing exceptional opportunities for synergistic city-school relationships. The City is at the intersection of the major interstate highways of I75 and I94, and close to I96, providing easy access to the region. The City is less than 10 miles from downtown Detroit and only 15 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).
Lincoln Park is governed by its local Charter, with City Council delegating duties to the City Manager. The Mayor and City Council are elected at large every two years. The City Manager directs and coordinates the activities of the various City departments; advises the Mayor and Council on City operations and programs; recommends policies, programs and operating procedures to the Mayor and Council. The City Manager attends council meetings and serves on various boards and commissions. The City operations include assessing, building, human resources, office of the clerk, office of the treasurer, planning and development, finance, fire, police, parks and recreation and public services (streets, parks, water distribution, storm water and motor pool). The City has 119 full-time employees, represented by seven (7) labor unions. Lincoln Park’s General Fund budget is approximately $23.7 million and a total all-fund budget of the City is approximately $40 million. The City’s financial position is improving and becoming more stable.
The City is most interested in individuals who have strong knowledge of local government issues, including a proven track record in administration, finance, economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Candidates must have the ability to communicate with elected officials, staff and the public in a trustworthy and ethical manner. Candidates must possess strong financial management abilities with emphasis on financial forecasting, cost-benefit analysis, revenue enhancement, capital improvement, grant acquisition/administration and budget development and control. Knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration, municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety and economic development are vital for success in this position.
Ideal candidates will have experience in leading similar organizations and a track record of effectively collaborating with community partners. Individuals are encouraged to apply who can think strategically and remain focused on the city’s long-term goals, while being willing to be innovative to address the changing needs of the city. Skill in facilitating communication among individuals with different opinions is highly valued and critical for success.
Candidates are required to have:
Bachelor Degree in Public or Business Administration or similar field of study. Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) preferred.
Five or more years of progressively more responsible municipal management experience as a City Manager. Candidates with comparable professional experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Apply with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references by November 22, 2019 to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 248-379-8923.