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Current Employment Opportunities


Basic Qualifications: At least 21 years old, college degree preferred, valid driver's license, MCOLES licensed or licensable, United States Citizen.

Salary Range:
Contact Human Resources for lateral transfer language.

Benefits: Longevity Pay, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/LTD/EAP, Tuition reimbursement, On-site Fitness Facility.

Specialized Units: Bike Patrol, Community Relations, School Resource, Detective, Honor Guard

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with the full-time employment application. Position is open until filled; application review will begin March 4, 2022. 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.
Questions should be directed to Human Resources at 231-592-4007 or

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In order to be considered for this position, you must complete the full-time employment application.

Click HERE to apply.


Applicants will be expected to work approximately 12-20 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday with occasional adjustments for special events. $11.00/hour. Applicants must be motivated, task oriented, with strong people and time management skills and the ability to deal professionally with members of the community. Duties include: parking enforcement, school traffic details, assisting officers with duties including fingerprinting and administering PBT's, as well as helping administrative staff. An individual interested in aspects of local government is appreciated. Submit a letter of interest along with completing  the part-time employment application.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete the part-time employment application.

Click HERE to apply.

Applicants interested in applying for City employment opportunities should submit a completed, signed City of Big Rapids Employment Application along with a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
City of Big Rapids
226 North Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Big Rapids is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. The City of Big Rapids does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin or disability.