Prenzler seeking candidates for new department heads

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 31, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – The Madison County Board is looking to immediately fill two key positions, including director of administrative services, where the department head will be entrusted with overseeing a $5 million budget.

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County is looking to immediately fill two key positions, including director of administrative services, where the department head will be entrusted with overseeing a $5 million budget.

Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler is now accepting applications for that opening, as well as that of community development administrator.

Prenzler said he hopes to have both positions filled by as early as next month.

“I will be accepting applications for the positions until Nov. 8,” he said in a press release issued Oct. 20. “We would like to move quickly on this, but at the same time be diligent in our search for qualified candidates.”

The director of administrative services department head will also be responsible managing support services, including the county’s mailroom and personnel and payroll services. Former director Anthony Fuhrmann was recently installed as employment and training administrator, the press release states.

According to the job description, Fuhrmann’s ultimate successor will be required to have a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting or have five years' experience in another closely related industry.   

The community development position recently opened up after the board voted to terminate the former administrator, the press release states. The new hire will be responsible for supervising a staff of 32 workers and with overseeing the county’s affordable housing program. Candidates are also required to hold a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or have an equivalent of six years related experience.

Both candidates are required to have experience preparing financial budgets.

Interested candidates can send resumes to the County Board Office, 157 N. Main St., Suite 165, Edwardsville, or via email to jobs@co.madison.il.us.

Republican Prenzler was elected Madison County chairman in 2016, knocking off incumbent Alan Dunstan, who was a board member for more than three decades and served as chairman for 14.

Madison County has a population of roughly 269,000, with the region considered part of the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

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