Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.  Open positions are listed below.  

How to apply

To apply for a position, please complete an Employment Application  and, either by printing it out and mailing it or by saving the filled pdf to you computer for email, submit it to the Human Resources Department. You may submit a cover letter and resume to apply for a position, however, for most positions an Employment Application is preferred.

Disclaimer: Applications for non-posted positions are not retained.

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  • 10/19/2016
  • Fire Fighter

    Fire Fighter – City of Kentwood: Responsible for performing a variety of emergency and non-emergency public safety duties that involve fire suppression and medical care.
    Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and a current MI driver’s license with 6 points or less. MI Fire Fighter II certification and current MI EMT license are also required.
    Salary range is $44,443 - $66,164. This is a full time position with excellent benefits.
    Application is required for consideration. Please find the application and full job details on our website – www.ci.kentwood.mi.us.
    Submit application, along with a copy of MI Fire Fighter II certificate and MI EMT license to HR@ci.kentwood.mi.us or fax to (616) 554-0818 by November 23, 2016.
    Drug Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • 10/13/2016
  • Police Officer

    Opening Date:  October 11, 2016
    Closing Date:  November 13, 2016
    The City of Kentwood Police Department is seeking applicants for full time Police Officer positions.  We are looking for ambitious men and women with high moral integrity and a strong work ethic.  Qualified applicants will be at least 18 years of age and meet all of the following requirements:

    • Successful completion of two years of college level coursework;
    • MCOLES certifiable by December 31, 2016;
    • Must be a United States citizen at the time of testing for the position;
    • Must not have any felony convictions; and
    • Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license prior to hire date,
    To apply, applicants must pass the written Empco (Empco.net) test by November 13, 2016 and select the City of Kentwood Police Department as an organization for which he or she wishes to apply.  Go to Empco.net to find a list of test dates and times.  No resumes or applications are needed at this time as we will request them at a later date.
    Questions can be directed to Captain Bryan Litwin at litwinb@ci.kentwood.mi.us or by calling 616-656-6681.  The City of Kentwood is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Kentwood Police Department
    4742 Walma Ave SE
    Kentwood, MI  49512

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  • 10/05/2016
  • Deputy Treasurer

    The City of Kentwood, a dynamic, active and growing community of 49,184 residents, is hiring a Deputy Treasurer.  The Deputy Treasurer reports directly to the City Treasurer and assists with the organization and operation of the Treasury Department, consistent with the City’s commitment to provide strong and comprehensive customer service.  The Deputy Treasurer delivers accurate, prompt, and courteous verbal and written assistance to internal and external customers.  This position performs a wide range of clerical and administrative support functions by maintaining accurate files and public records and assisting in tax preparation and collection.  Applicants must have the ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports, verbally and in writing, and work effectively with both internal and external customers.
    Qualified applicants will have the following:

    • Three years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting and information systems;
    • Excellent customer service and conflict management skills and experience;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with MS Word and Excel programs;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and handle shifting priorities; and
    • Ability to work independently and follow detailed processes and procedures with deadlines.
    Applicants with a degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration are preferred.  Experience using BS&A Software products is preferred.
    The pay range for this position is $18.88 - $26.43 per hour with excellent benefits. Please find the application and full job details on our website - www.ci.kentwood.mi.us. Submit an application and resume to HR@ci.kentwood.mi.us or fax: (616) 554-0818 by 10/21/16.
    Drug Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • 10/17/2016
  • Activity Leader

    Activity Leader – City of Kentwood: Responsible for planning and implementing program activities; supervising program participants, projects, and special events. 
    Requirements: High School diploma/GED and one year experience in recreation and/or cultural facility or community program planning and administration; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status – MI Driver’s License, CPR, First Aid and AED certification within 6 months of date of employment.
    This is a part time position with a pay rate of $10.00 per hour.
    Application is required for consideration. Please find the application and full job details on our website – www.ci.kentwood.mi.us.
    Submit application, resume and cover letter to ARCH-HR@ci.kentwood.mi.us or fax to (616) 554-0818 by October 28, 2016.
    Drug Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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