A challenging and rewarding experience awaits all employees of Delta Township. The citizens of Delta Township are proud of their community and expect township employees to enthusiastically reflect this pride. As an employee of Delta Township, the following benefits are offered:
•Employer-paid health insurance
•Life and Disability Insurance
•Health Savings Account
•Employer contribution of 12.5% to a 401(a) pension plan
•457 Deferred Compensation Plan and/or Roth IRA (optional employee contribution)
•Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days, and holidays
4 Year Degree
Annual Salary: $86,135.13 to $111,978.61 DOQ
Deadline to Apply: June 23, 2023
The Deputy Township Manager is a strategic, creative, and forward-thinking individual who, under the direction of the Township Manager, assists with the general Township business administration and daily operation; assists Township Manager in administering policies, procedures, and functions, as well as managing projects; coordinates communication between the Manager’s Office and township departments, federal, state and local agencies, municipalities, and other businesses; researches and prepares grant proposals, represents the Township with various civic organizations, prepares research and reports and recommendations for the Township Board, and helps to implement the Township Board’s strategic plan.
Assist the Manager with general Township business and administration, including special projects of a routine or confidential nature; attend meetings as directed or in the Manager’s absence, track and perform necessary follow-up from meetings
Encourage and support interdepartmental coordination; provide direction and accountability to the various departments as assigned by the Manager
Oversee Human Resource efforts and provide guidance on HR policy including suggesting and implementing revisions to the Employee Manual, HR policies, job descriptions, and benefit plans
Perform other HR duties as necessary including supervising and/or performing recruitment, hiring, promotion, advancement, discipline, and end-of-employment activities. Investigate allegations of discrimination, harassment or other complaints
Participate in negotiating collective bargaining agreements; serve as primary staff labor relations advisor
Attend Township Board meetings; assist the Manager with the development and administration of the Township Board agenda discussion and business items and correspondence; prepare reports and recommendations to the Township Board for review and action
Coordinate and assist with the grant acquisition process; conduct research, maintain knowledge of grant opportunities with state and federal governmental agencies as well as private foundations
Assist and coordinate emergency preparedness for the Township
Organize and manage the activities of the Township Code Enforcement, including policy recommendations
Provide project management oversight for special projects in the Township including strategy, obtaining proposals or bids, providing project coordination, attending meetings and site visits, project communication, and quality control
The Manager’s Office
The Township Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township and is responsible for all township departments. The Manager’s Office is responsible for the implementation of township board policies, development, and implementation of all personnel policies; to plan, coordinate, and present the annual township budget, provide leadership and coordination of staff, and manage the daily operations of the township. In addition, Human Resources, Information Technology, Economic Development, and Communications are coordinated by this office.
Upcoming & Ongoing Projects
Substantial capital investment and capacity improvements to the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF)
Several new non-motorized pathway projects in development.
Several parks projects in development.
Extraordinary economic development opportunities.
Continued regional cooperation.
Attracting, retaining, and engaging diverse talent.
Focus on assessing and improving township infrastructure.
Several facility improvement projects.
New Bond millage to construct $16 million Sheriff sub-station building.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a closely related field (a master’s degree is strongly desired).
Minimum five years experience in a municipal government sector in a leadership role.
Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible related experience will be considered.
Delta Township is located on the west side of the Capital Area Region, bordered on the east by the City of Lansing. The Township covers an area of approximately 36 square miles and has a population of 33,000+. Delta Township is currently the fourth largest municipality in the Lansing/East Lansing metropolitan statistical area. The Charter Township of Delta has been a municipal corporation since 1962. A seven-member board using a board-manager form of government governs the Township. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in the elected board consisting of a supervisor, treasurer, clerk, and four trustees.
Board members serve four-year concurrent terms. The board is responsible for, among other things, adopting ordinances and the annual budget, appointing committee/commission/appeals board members, and hiring the Township Manager. The Manager, in turn, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government; implementing the policies and ordinances as adopted by the Township Board.
Delta Township is served by four school districts: Grand Ledge, Holt, Lansing, and Waverly.
The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department contrac...ts with the township for police protection. This agreement provides Delta Patrol with 30 employees, housed in a sub-station in the township’s administration complex.
Delta Township’s Fire Department, founded in 1953, operates three stations located throughout the township with full and part-time firefighter/paramedics. The fire department maintains a full-time administrative staff of five and 33 full-time firefighter/paramedics.
The Township’s Utility Department is responsible for the operation of the sanitary sewer collection system that serves 10,186 customers and provides maintenance of 150 miles of sewer mains. The township purchases water on a wholesale basis from the City of Lansing and distributes it throughout the township through 197 miles of water mains, which services 9,337 customers.
Delta’s Parks, Recreation, and Cemeteries Department maintain 11 parks and recreational areas (approximately 850 acres) that provide for a variety of activities for our residents. The department also provides enrichment classes available for all age groups, with a separate facility and program for the Delta/Waverly 39ers Senior Citizen Program that serves approximately 1,000 residents.
Delta Township has a relatively educated populace and a healthy income base. Employment statistics indicate a higher percentage of township professionals employed in the financial, insurance, and real estate sectors that in the overall county indicates an equally higher income level due to these better-paying professions. Median household income in Delta was significantly higher than Eaton County during the 1990’s/2000’s and it is estimated that this trend will continue.
Delta Township has a broad and diverse tax base consisting of healthy commercial areas, an industrial area, and residential areas. Delta’s continued growth and expansion offer opportunities for both businesses and its residents.
Delta Township has been able to bring in, with the help of regional partners, an investment of $1.2 billion in manufacturing, by providing incentives for General Motors and related suppliers to build within the township. More importantly, with this investment, the region was able to retain 3,200 jobs at the Lansing Delta General Motors Plant and added an additional 2,100 jobs with the related manufacturing growth in Delta Township. It should be noted that many of these manufacturing companies began expansions of their facilities in 2008, and continued expansion exists today. This continued growth bodes well for both the local economy in Delta Township and the region itself. Delta Township reasonably expects stability for its economy, which includes it commercial and industrial districts.