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South Lyon, MI - City Manager

South Lyon, MI (pop. 11,327) – The City of South Lyon is located in southwest Oakland County, Michigan, offering a comfortable blend of small town living with easy access to major metropolitan areas and an international airport.   Known for its charming downtown; annual festivals; outstanding parks and trails; and excellent schools, the City of South Lyon is proud of the high quality of life it offers its residents.  

South Lyon is governed under a Council-Manager form of government (ICMA recognized, 1970).  The Mayor is elected at large, and the city council consists of six non-partisan members.  By City Charter, the City Manager is responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the city and charged with enforcing all laws, ordinances and policies set-forth by the City Council.  An important responsibility of the City Manager is to prepare and administer the annual budget and manage the finances of the community.  The city operations include police, fire, community development, finance, budgeting, parks and recreation, and public utilities (water and wastewater).  The city has 43 full-time and 33 part-time employees and a General Fund budget of approximately $5.5 million and total all-fund budget of approximately $11 million.

The city is most interested in individuals who have strong knowledge of a wide range of local government issues, including a proven track record in grant writing and administration, finance, budget preparation, downtown development and labor relations.  Candidates must have the ability to communicate with elected officials, staff and public in a trustworthy and ethical manner.  Ideal candidates will have experience in leading similar organizations and a track record of effectively working with community partners.  Extensive municipal experience is highly desired.  Individuals who have the ability to think strategically and communicate effectively, while offering team-oriented leadership and high energy passion for local government, are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates are required to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related discipline is preferred.
  • Five or more years of progressively more responsible municipal management experience, preferably as a City Manager and/or Assistant Manager; or other professional experience comparable to this requirement.
  • Starting salary is $95,000 - $105,000, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE). 

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references by July 5, 2018; to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240. Electronic submissions are required.

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Posted:May 22, 2018

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