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Village Manager, Village of Three Oaks

Published Feb 4, 2020

Position: Village Manager, Village of Three Oaks. Three Oaks, Michigan is a dynamic, full-service Village of 1,622 residents.  It is a General Law Village with a council manager form of government located in Michigan’s southwest. It is financially and politically stable and looking to hire its next manager. Three Oaks, as is all of Southwest Michigan, is a great place to build on your career or wind down your career.  There are plenty of opportunities and projects on which to use your talents.  

Minimum Qualifications:  The Village Council will only consider applicants who are passionate advocates for the community they serve and who continually upgrade their professional skills.  To be considered a qualified applicant, respondents must first have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study such as public administration, business administration, planning, engineering or finance AND
  • At least 3 years of direct work experience in local government or related career with continuous professional advancement culminating in a position with supervisory and budgetary responsibility AND
  • Demonstrable experience in a wide range of municipal operations, particularly with water and wastewater operations AND
  • Membership in ICMA, MME, MGFOA or similar professional associations with proof of continuous learning and adherence to a code of ethics desired

Starting Salary: $70,000+ DOQ

Application Process:  APPLY BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS March 6, 2020.  Please submit resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to: Search facilitator Larry Nielsen at, Subject Line: Three Oaks Search. Contact Nielsen for the full Three Oaks Manager Search Brochure.  Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.  Three Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.