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Menard County Engineer

Position Type: Full-Time
Position Available: September 1, 2020
Department: Menard County Highway
Application Deadline: July 17, 2020
Employment Terms: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and manages through subordinate supervisor and staff, the varied activities of the County Highway Department consisting of highway and bridge design, construction, maintenance, signing, subdivision plan review, vehicle and equipment maintenance and permits.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
• Must meet the statutory requirements of 605 ILCS 5/5-201
• Must have a civil engineering background with at least 5 years practical       experience in civil and highway engineering including highway construction and maintenance experience desired.
• Must be registered as a Professional Engineer disciplined in Transportation, Roadway and Bridge Construction, Construction Layout (or Land Surveying).
• Experience in FHWA & State DOT Policies and Procedures.
• NBIS Inspection Team Leader & Program Manager certified in the State of Illinois
• Knowledge of traffic operation/drainage design and maintenance/site development review.
• Floodplain Management experience desired.
• Computer/technology skills desired.

Menard County Details:
• Highway Department Staff:
    1 Administrative Technician
    4 Highway Maintainers
• 9 Road Districts
• 75 Bridges: 25 County, 47 Road District, 3 Municipal
• 96 Miles

To Apply:
A cover letter, copy of Professional Engineer license, and a resume (including three references with contact information) must be submitted to the address below by June 12, 2020

Menard County Coordinator
102 South Seventh Street
Petersburg, IL 62675

Questions: Contact Ed Whitcomb, Menard County Commissioner at 217/415-2924


Portage, MI (50,126 est.) is a growing community in a thriving metropolitan area at a strategic midpoint between Chicago and Detroit where I-94 and US-131 intersect in West Michigan. The Portage community encompasses 35 square miles, is family-oriented, has excellent schools, and is located eight miles from Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Portage is also adjacent to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport and the Air Zoo and hosts the corporate offices Pfizer-Kalamazoo and Stryker world headquarters. Bountiful natural resources in Portage include seven lakes and related recreational amenities, connected by 57 miles of trails and bikeways. Portage combines the convenience of an urban lifestyle with that of a close-knit, friendly community.
The Director of Development Services position was recently restructured to oversee a full-service community development staff of 17 with a $1.6 million budget, inclusive of economic development, comprehensive planning, zoning, plan review, building/code compliance services, neighborhood services, and GIS. A new target is to realize one-stop shopping to spur economic and redevelopment opportunities that align with the vision and goals of the City Council. 
The new Director will also be responsible for reducing cost of development, implementing market studies, developing design guidelines; coordinating Portage’s branding efforts; and serving as the primary development advisor to the City Manager and City Council through performance benchmark completion. 
Portage administers a full range of business incentives and regularly collaborates with Southwest Michigan First. The Director will also be expected to employ a full-range of existing economic development tools, including the Downtown Development Authority and the Economic Development Corporation / Tax Increment Finance Authority. 

Further, the Department’s team provides assistance to developers and department heads while executing economic and community development programs and projects. The Director will need to build effective collaboration practices with contractors, private sector developers, neighborhoods, citizens, and non-profit and public organization. The Director will be responsible for resolving sensitive and controversial customer service and community development issues. Filling the Director of Development Services position is a high priority of the City of Portage. The Director is appointed by the City Manager. 
The successful candidate is required to have: 
• A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, economic development, marketing, public or business administration, real estate, or closely related field or an equivalent level of education and experience; master’s degree preferred;
• A minimum of five (5) years’ progressively responsible experience in an economic development, marketing, business attraction, community development, planning, or a related field; and 
• Supervisory experience using collaborative management principles.

Preference will be given to candidates that also have:
• Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD), Professional Community and Economic Developer Designation (PCED), or Economic Development Finance Professional Designation (EDFP) certifications; and/or
• Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); and/or
• Proficiency in Lean Six Sigma and High-Performance Organization principles. 
Starting salary is $99,000 to $145,000, DOQE with excellent fringe benefits. Apply at with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by August 24, 2020 to the attention of Ryan Cotton, Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 224-282-8304. www.
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