Located just 21 minutes south east of downtown Grand Rapids, Gaines Charter Township is a diverse, dynamic community which places a high value on family life, good moral standards, a sense of community and a desire to enrich the lives of all its residents. Living in Gaines Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel, with big town amenities.
Traveling our well-maintained streets, you will find major chain retailers, four parks, two trail systems, golf courses, restaurants, a multi-screen theater, banks/credit unions, three public school districts, charter schools, parochial schools and a diverse group of churches.
The Township Manager will serve under the direction of the Township Board, as the chief administrative officer of the Township, overseeing and coordinating all aspects of our full-service operations (general government, fire/rescue, law enforcement, planning-zoning, building, assessing, water & sewer) for our growing residential and commercial community.
The ideal candidate will have an unblemished track record and impeccable ethics, with three to five years of municipal experience. In order to be considered as a qualified applicant, respondents are expected to have attained:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration
Five years management experience in an executive or supervisory capacity
Minimum of three years of governmental experience as an elected official, employee or board appointee