The following job opportunities are available with Kent County.  To apply, visit www.accesskent.com/jobs

Building Custodian II

  • Juvenile Detention Center 1501 Cedar Street NE Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $14.27 hourly
  • Category: Custodial / Building & Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
The successful candidate will be assigned to clean and maintain areas within the Kent County Juvenile Detention Center.  Duties include the care, cleaning and general maintenance of facilities, including buildings, fixtures and furnishings, grounds, walkways, and parking lots. The hours for this position will be Monday – Friday 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Cook

  • 121 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $14.89 hourly
  • Category: Food Services / Nutrition
This position will be responsible for preparing one or more parts of a large meal or will handle the entire preparation of up to 120 meals per day for recipients of Kent County Community Action Senior Services programs.  The successful candidate will have some familiarity with cooking authentic Latin American food.  Additional responsibilities include serving meals, cleaning the kitchen including utensils and equipment, inventory and recipe introduction. The schedule for this position will be Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Corrections Officer

  • Sheriff Department 701 Ball Avenue NE Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $24.18 hourly
  • Category: Corrections / Law Enforcement / Security / Criminology
Prior to completing the application, please read the following information carefully: Examination through Empco, Inc : A written exam must be completed successfully in order to be considered for an interview. To register for the written examination or for more information on requirements, test dates, test locations and testing fee, visit the Empco, Inc. website at http://www.empco.net/ . Empco testing must be completed and application materials must be received no later than October 27, 2017. Failure to complete Empco testing will eliminate your application from consideration. Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT) : The Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test…

County Administrator/Controller

  • County Administration Building 300 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $150,000.00 – $170,000.00 annually
  • Category: Administration
Kent County, MI (pop. 642,173) County Seat: City of Grand Rapids. Kent County is the 4th largest County in the State of Michigan, the largest with a non-elected Administrator/Controller, and home to the second largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids. The County is the central hub of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which continues to be one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. Among the factors which have encouraged major growth and have attracted numerous firms from outside the area are: a strong but highly diversified base of industries, an excellent work force, educational opportunities, excellent employer/employee relations, good location and…

Driver

  • 121 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $14.89 hourly
  • Category: Transportation / Drivers
The successful candidate for the Driver position will transport customers to and from sites, provide ambulatory assistance and other transportation related assistance as needed, as well as assemble and deliver meals to homebound customers of Kent County Community Action programs. The selected candidate will drive vans and small buses to locations all across Kent County.  The normal schedule for this position will be Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Emergency Comm. Operator I

  • Sheriff Department 701 Ball Avenue NE Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $17.80 hourly
  • Category: Dispatch / 911 Telecommunications
In order to be considered for this position, an assessment test must be completed. After submitting your application, please monitor your email for further instructions. PLEASE NOTE: If you completed the assessment within the past year (from date of application), you will NOT need to take it again. Kent County is seeking candidates in the challenging, yet rewarding, career of public safety communications. This customer-focused position will answer a variety of police and non-police related inquiries. The successful candidate will be required to quickly obtain necessary information to determine the nature of the call and to properly respond and determine a probable course of action….

Emergency Comm. Operator II

  • Sheriff Department 701 Ball Avenue NE Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $20.62 hourly
  • Category: Dispatch / 911 Telecommunications
In order to be considered for this position, an assessment test must be completed. After submitting your application, please monitor your email for further instructions. PLEASE NOTE: If you completed the assessment within the past year you will NOT need to take it again. Kent County is seeking candidates for a position in the challenging, yet rewarding, career of public safety communications. The successful candidate will receive and respond to 911 emergency and non-emergency calls. Duties include prioritizing information relayed via Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, determining urgency of situations, and initiating the appropriate law enforcement, fire, medical and/or other emergency…

Sanitarian

  • Health Department 700 Fuller Avenue NE Grand Rapids
  • Full-time – $22.72 hourly
  • Category: Engineering / Environmental Services / Food Services / Health Services / Public Health / Sanitation / Miscellaneous / Natural Resources / Health Sciences / Sciences
The Environmental Health Division of Kent County’s Health Department is adding additional Sanitarian positions to its Food Services and General Environmental Services programs to better serve the citizens of Kent County. Please refer to the job descriptions below for further information regarding both programs. If this could be your next career, apply today! Sanitarian – Food Services The successful candidate will work in the Food Services area of the Environmental Health Division enforcing Kent County environmental health regulations and applicable state laws.  Primary responsibilities include inspecting commercial, residential and public locations to enforce federal, state and county…
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