Human Resources

Employment Opportunities


Police Officer: Full-Time


The City of Big Rapids is accepting applications, resumes with cover letter for a Full-Time Police Officer.

This is a full-time position, under the general direction of the Police Chief. This position will perform responsible law enforcement and patrol work. Maintain order in the City, respond to citizen complaints, regulate traffic, protect life and property, prevent crime and quell civil disorder. Procure and preserve evidence. Perform related work as required. 

Qualifications required: High school diploma or equivalent, two years of credits from an accredited college or university, MCOLES certified/certifiable, and at least 21 years old.
If you have prior police experience, please contact HR for lateral transfer language.

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.

To apply, please fill out a full-time employment application, found in the left side navigation panel.

Starting wages as of January 2023:
$54,084 (without a degree) and $55,167 (with a degree). Applicants with 3 years prior police experience and up-to-date MCOLES license will have a starting wage of $55,820 (without a degree) and $56,938(with a degree). After the probationary period, the employee shall be paid the two (2) year rate of pay. In addition, upon completion of the probationary period, new officers will receive a $1,500 bonus.

Complete job description can be found here.

Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 231-592-4007 or hr@cityorbr.org. Application review begins January 31, 2023. Position open until filled. City of Big Rapids is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

 


Dial-A-Ride Driver: Part-Time


The City of Big Rapids is accepting applications, resumes with cover letter for the Dial-A-Ride Driver position.

This is a part-time position, under the general direction of the Director of Transportation. This position will receive and transmit messages from and to the dispatch control station, transport bus riders from one location to another, and perform related work as required.

Qualifications required: knowledge of the City and a CDL License with “P” Endorsement is preferred. Willing to train the right person.

To apply, please fill out a part-time employment application, found in the left side navigation panel.

Starting hourly rate after training is $16.79 per hour, 20-25 hours per week. Complete job description can be found here.

Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 231-592-4007 or hr@cityorbr.org. Position open until filled. City of Big Rapids is an equal opportunity employer and provider.