Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

The City of Big Rapids will accept resume, cover letter along with a City employment application for the position of full-time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Starting hourly rate is $18.1105. Applicants must posses a minimum of high school education or equivalents and a valid driver's license. Background in biology/chemistry/math is desirable. MDEQ wastewater plant operator license is desirable, but not mandatory. Plant operators hired not possessing at least the minimum required operator's license will be required to obtain it within two years of date of hire. Please contact Human Resources at 231-592-4007 with questions.

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Applications will be accepted at the City Human Resources Office, 226 N. Michigan Office, 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 until the positions are filled.  Knowledge of the City and a CDL License with "P" Endorsement is preferred. Willing to train the right person. Starting hourly rate after training is $13.01 per hour. 20-25 hours per week.


The City of Big Rapids Recreation Department is looking for certified lifeguards to work at the Charles E. Fairman Community Pool. This position is seasonal from June to mid-August, $9.45 per hour.  American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required.  Applications are available from the City Human Resources Office, 226 N. Michigan Avenue Big Rapids, MI  49307 and the City website.   Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  An Equal Opportunity Provider.