The following job opportunities are available with Kent County.  To apply, visit

  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I – Juvenile Division

    • 82 Ionia Avenue NW Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – $58,699.00 annually
    • Category: Legal / Attorney
    Individual will perform duties associated with warrant writing, negotiating settlements, appearing in Juvenile and Probate Court as a representative of the Office of the Prosecutor, performing legal research, assisting other court agencies, and discussing legal problems with citizens, officials, and law enforcement agencies.
  • Buyer

    • County Administration Building 300 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – $23.82 hourly
    • Category: Miscellaneous / Purchasing / Customer Service
    The successful candidate will purchase goods and services to meet the needs of County departments and select local municipalities in a cost effective manner. Will develop, solicit, receive, review and recommend award of RFPs, RFQs, Reverse Auctions and Requests for Bids. Will ensure that contracts are awarded using open market procedures that foster fair competition and conform to NIGP and MPPOA Code of Ethics and professional conduct standards. Individual will research specifications, maintenance and performance histories, price data, purchase price and price incentives on alternative products and recommend product and/or vendors based on this data. Will negotiate purchase agreements,…
  • Clerk Typist II – Prosecutor’s Office

    • 82 Ionia Avenue NW Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – $15.45 hourly
    • Category: Clerical & Data Entry / Customer Service / Office and Administrative Support
    The successful candidate will answer phones on a multi-line phone system for staff members, assist individuals in the reception area, prepare case files, enter case notes, and generate various legal documents using MiCSES and MS Word.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, data entry and other duties as assigned. In order to be considered for this position, an assessment test must be successfully completed. After submitting your application, please monitor your email for further instructions.  The assessment will test for typing proficiency.  Applicants must type a minimum of 50 wpm
  • 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 . 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 Patrol Officer

    • Sheriff Department 701 Ball Avenue NE Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – $24.56 hourly
    • Category: Law Enforcement
    The Kent County Sheriff Department is a multi-faceted, modern police agency with specialized units including vice, detective bureau, school resources, and traffic investigations. Successful candidates will function as part of a highly motivated, team-oriented group of police professionals. Will provide services to the residents of Kent County by enforcing laws and traffic regulations; investigating crime; utilizing crime prevention techniques; and providing general assistance to the public. Will patrol assigned areas to prevent and/or discover the commission of a crime; respond to a variety of situations involving automobile accidents, robberies, medical emergencies, domestic disturbances…
  • Elections Director

    • County Administration Building 300 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – $63,163.00 – $75,825.00 annually
    • Category: Elections
    The ideal candidate will be able to successfully perform the statutory duties required of the County Clerk in administering federal, state, local, and school elections. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating processes for voter registration, ballot programming and printing, candidate filing and certification, canvassing elections, reporting of election results, campaign finance management, compiling and analyzing election data and statistics, and supervision of staff members in accordance with County policies and procedures.
  • 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…
  • Public Health Nurse – WIC and Immunizations

    • Health Department 700 Fuller Avenue NE Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – Depends on Qualifications
    • Category: Nursing
    As part of an interdisciplinary team, the individual will provide WIC and Immunization Program services within the Community Clinical Services Division of the Kent County Health Department. Duties will include hemoglobin and anthropometric assessments, nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding and lactation support, providing medical and social referrals, assessing immunization records, educating clients on vaccine preventable diseases and administering routine and travel vaccinations.   Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, no weekends, nights or holidays. Will be required to work 10 am – 7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
  • Public Health Registered Dietitian

    • Health Department 700 Fuller Avenue NE Grand Rapids
    • Full-time – $22.72 hourly
    • Category: Health Services / Public Health / Professional / Miscellaneous / Nutrition / Health Education / Allied Health / Health Sciences / Health Care Support
    As part of an interdisciplinary team, the individual will provide WIC Program services to clients of the Health Department. Duties will include hemoglobin and anthropometric assessments, nutrition assessment and counseling, high risk nutrition counseling, breastfeeding and lactation support and providing medical and social referrals.   Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, no weekends, nights or holidays. Will be required to work until 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
  • Seasonal Parks Worker I

    • Parks Department 1700 Butterworth Drive SW Grand Rapids
    • Temporary – $10.20 hourly
    • Category: Parks and Recreation / Miscellaneous / Parks
    Kent County is accepting applications for seasonal employees for various County Parks and the Kaufman Golf Course. Successful candidates will provide superior customer service to patrons and perform tasks required for the care, cleaning and general maintenance for these various sites. Duties may include cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, buildings and other public areas; operating lawn care equipment; and removing trash, leaves and other objects from grounds and landscape features. Other responsibilities may include collecting payments for admissions, the sale of merchandise, concessions and other fees. Will perform other duties as assigned. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and…
A Diabetes Prevention Class is being held at St. Phillips Episcopal Church on Tuesday evenings. Contact Pam Chapman at 616-454-2733 for more information and to register.

Diabetes Prevention Flyer

For more information, please check out the letter below:

Foster Care Volunteer Letter

  • RN/Paramedic Open Positions


Janice Keesman, Director of Clinical Services at 616-588-8796

  • Medical Volunteers Needed


Nancy Bonin, Clinical Services Liaison at

Monday, September 18, 2017
5:30—8:00 p.m.
Messiah Missionary Baptist Church
513 Henry Avenue SE, Grand Rapids

Registration Requested on Eventbrite:

Let’s Huddle for Fatherhood!
Healthy Kent Dads Count! Fatherhood Coalition

Dads Count! Sept 18 2017 Event Flyer

Healthy Men Michigan is a campaign dedicated to engaging men in important conversations about mental health. We offer free and anonymous mental health screenings to help you learn if the symptoms you are experiencing are consistent with depression or another common and treatable mental health disorder. At the end of the screening, you will be connected with helpful information and local resources.

Take the screening here

September 28, 2017 at

Eastern Ave. CRC

514 Eastern Ave SE

11:30 am-2:30 pm

Click on the link below for more information.

Employment Expo 

Candid Conversations

Join us to hear from Betty Ford’s daughter and breast cancer advocate, Susan Ford Bales. Emily Rickert will share her story. This will be a fun educational event.

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