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RECREATION & DBA (Downtown Business Association) COORDINATOR: City of Big Rapids – Full Time position. This individual will work under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, and reports to the DBA and Famers Market Board. A detailed description of the position can be found along with the employment application on the City website or from the Human Resources Office, 226 N. Michigan Avenue Big Rapids, MI  49307.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 2, 2018.  An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

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The City of Big Rapids, Michigan (population 10,601) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Entry Level Civil Engineer.  To learn more about this opportunity click here for the full listing


The successful candidate will serve under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, assisting and/or performs planning, field survey, project management, inspection, computerized drafting, design and office/field work in connection with the construction of sewers, water mains, sidewalks, roadways, bridges and other municipal projects.  Provides technical expertise and engineering services for a wide range of projects of the City of Big Rapids.  Ensures that projects are completed in accordance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances and accepted practices.   Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering or comparable field of study from an accredited college or university is required. Candidates must possess a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License and EIT/FE certification is preferred with a goal of PE registration. Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and equipment of civil engineering as applied to the design and construction of municipal infrastructures.


Starting salary $51,573-$64,125, depending upon qualifications.  Full benefit package.  Cover letter, application and resume, appropriately marked, shall be sent to Melissa Hauger, Human Resources Coordinator, 226 North Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan, 49307, by January 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Position open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.



POLICE OFFICER – The City of Big Rapids is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer.  Minimum requirements:  Graduation from high school or equivalent, two years of credits from an accredited college or university, and MCOLES certified/certifiable, minimum age of 21.    Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter along with the City of Big Rapids application.  Applicants will be required to participate in a multi-phase hiring process including but not limited to a written test, oral interview, ride a long and background investigation process.  Applications are available from the Human Resources Office, 226 N. Michigan Avenue, or by clicking here., Applications with resume and cover letter will be accepted at the Human Resources Office until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 with initial review to begin January 24, 2018.   Questions should be directed to Human Resources at 231-592-4007.  The City of Big Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.