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Oakland Charter Township, MI - Township Manager

Oakland Township, MI (19,132 residents) – The Charter Township of Oakland is located in the northeastern Oakland County, Michigan.  The population was 16,779 at the 2010 census and is currently estimated to be 19,132. Oakland Township is less densely populated than neighboring municipalities in southeast Michigan and retains many elements of a rural, wooded residential bedroom community.  Local ordinances and zoning laws are aimed at limiting commercial and industrial development while maintaining a cap on population density by way of a master plan.

Oakland Township is governed by a seven-member Board, which includes an elected Supervisor, Treasurer, Clerk and four elected Trustees.  The Board hires the positions of Manager/Superintendent, Deputy Treasurer and Deputy Clerk to facilitate the day-to-day business of the Township.  Charter Township of Oakland Ordinance Number 97 (“Township Superintendent Ordinance”) provides the powers and duties of the Township Manager position; these duties include: manage departments and personnel, enforcement of laws, prepare and administer the Township budget and act its purchasing agent.  The Township is financially stable and seeks an experienced municipal manager to oversee a total general fund budget of $8.6 million and enterprise budgets of $4.4 million.  The Township has 25 full-time, 14 part-time, 4 seasonal and 26 paid-on-call (fire/EMS) employees.  The Township has one union (fire department staff).  The administrative staff is very stable and supportive of the Board and Manager.

The Township is most interested in individuals who have a proven track record in budget/finance, fire department management, water distribution and local zoning.  Candidates must have the ability to communicate with elected officials, staff and public in a trustworthy and ethical manner.

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.
  • Seven or more years of progressively more responsible municipal management experience, preferably as a Manager and/or Director; or other professional experience comparable to this requirement.
  • Starting salary is $90,000 - $105,000, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE). 

Apply online at with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references by February 15, 2019; to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA,, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: (o) 847-380-3240, (c) 248-379-8923. Oakland Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted:January 10, 2019


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