Controller/Administrator, Lapeer County

Published Nov 8, 2022

Lapeer County (population 88,619), on the borders of Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair and Tuscola counties, is currently seeking a County Controller/Administrator. The Lapeer County Board of Commissioners is seeking an individual with excellent leadership skills, energy, and proven communication skills, with experience in fostering regional and municipal relationships, along with experience in management, human resources, finance and economic development.

Deadline: November 23, 2022 or Until Filled

Summary of Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Board of Commissioners, carries out directives and implements policies of the Board related to personnel and employee relations, budget and financial management, purchasing, IT/cyber security, grant funding, and other areas as directed. Negotiates labor agreements, handles grievances, and works with legal counsel on litigated matters. Supervises staff engaged in financial management, personnel and employee relations, and provides other administrative support to the Board and departments. Supervises appointed department managers as assigned and serves as liaison between other agencies and the Board of Commissioners. Responsible for overseeing the county budget of $115,887,850 (with a general fund of $23,186,813 for 2023).

Experience and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Seven years of upper level administrative/supervisor experience in a local municipal government, with responsibility for budgeting, long term financial planning, finance, accounting, personnel, human resources, purchasing, and general administrative functions; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job, public or private.

Salary Range:

$114,000 - $159,000, plus excellent benefits, and MERS Defined Benefit Retirement and PEHP after vesting period.

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume and five professional references to:

Lapeer County Administration & Board of Commissioners

Attn: Doreen Clark, Assistant to Administrator

255 Clay Street, Suite 301

Lapeer, MI 48446 or email to

All submissions will be reviewed by the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners.

Lapeer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may also find the full job description and posting at