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Eastpointe, MI - City Manager

Eastpointe, MI (32,442) Eastpointe is a full-service community in a thriving metropolitan area boasting the 35th largest residential population in the State.  Known as a family-friendly town, Eastpointe is also a gateway to Macomb County and is adjacent to other Detroit metropolitan areas totaling 3.7 million residents.  Founded in 1837, Eastpointe possesses a rich history of multiple cultures extending back to the early French and Irish settler days and is now a refuge for urban dwellers wanting easy access to both urban, suburban, and waterfront amenities.  Macomb County has more registered boats than any other U.S. county.  Eastpointe is located 5 miles from Lake St. Clair and 16 miles from the Detroit International Waterfront, Ford Field, Comerica Park, Little Caesars’ Arena, and Fox Theater.    

The City Council is seeking a highly professional, ethical, energetic candidate for its next City Manager. Eastpointe has numerous restaurants and shopping along its retail corridors. Tidy neighborhoods with plentiful housing and competitive public/private educational systems are all located within a compact 5.1 square miles. The City provides a full range of police, fire, court, library, assessing, water/sewer operations, community/economic development, public works, parks, and administrative services. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer and makes all appointments except for the City Attorney. The City Council consists of a separately elected Mayor and four Council Members. The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of a $33 million budget, as well as management and leadership of 109 full time, 55 part time, and eight contractual employees.   ICMA-recognized in 1929, Eastpointe has had four managers since 1990.  Qualified individuals are required to have:

  • At least one year of experience as a manager or assistant manager by Charter.
  • A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible experience in a leadership position in a community of comparable complexity within a major metropolitan area including labor relations.
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related field; a master's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • A team-oriented leadership style with knowledge of and practice in collaborative management concepts and principles using innovative strategies, practices, and techniques.
  • A creative, problem-solving approach with strong follow-through and well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a strong commitment to community. 

Starting salary range is $110,000-$125,000, depending on qualifications and experience.  Residency is preferred. Apply on line at www.govhrusa.com/career-center/ with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by August 20, 2018 to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbook, IL 60062.  Tel:  248-379-8923. www.cityofeastpointe.net

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Posted:July 3, 2018

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