Employment Opportunities


The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to fill a full-time Correctional Officer position.  The successful candidate should possess solid leadership/supervisory skills, be a creative problem solver with sound judgment/critical thinking abilities, and be able to work effectively under stressful situations.

Must also possess strong communication/interpersonal skills, and be able to manage inmates of various ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds while monitoring their behavior within a secure environment.

Additionally, we are seeking someone who is detail-orientated, capable of completing pertinent logs/paperwork within a timely manner, and has basic computer/typing skills with knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

This job requires a minimum of:
-Completed and Passed the MSCTC Mental Fitness Test.
-Completed and Passed the MSCTC Physical Ability Test.
-High School diploma or equivalent.
-Posses a valid Michigan Drivers Licenses.
-No felony convictions.

For information on how to obtain and complete the required tests go to www.empco.net for the Mental Fitness Test and www.misctc.org for the Physical Ability Test

Qualified applicants must submit a completed application with proof of completed required tests to:

Mecosta County Sheriff's Office
Corrections Division
225 S. Stewart Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307



Position: Full Time 40 hours per week

Rate of Pay: starting $15.06 per hour, plus benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurances. Vacation and Sick pay included.

Kind of Work: A 911 Telecommunicator is a technical and highly responsible career that maintains public safety communications for police, fire and EMS, while creating, storing, retrieving, and disseminating information vital to their operations. 911 is a 24/7 operation, the requirement to be able to work nights, weekends and holidays is mandatory.

Qualifications & Requirements: Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent. A minimum typing speed of 35 w.p.m. is required. Must have no felony arrests or convictions. Must be able to pass a drug screen and physical exam. Must be a citizen of the U.S. or have proof of legal right to work in the U.S.

Physical Capacity Requirements: Ability to communicate and speak clearly, have normal vision and hearing or corrected for the ability to see required computer screens and hear necessary radio traffic, be able to manipulate items required for the job, and have self‐mobility. Must have acceptable physical, emotional and mental fitness. Job requires the ability to sit and stand for 12 hour shifts. Must have the ability to monitor multiple computer screens and operate multiple computer programs at once, as well as answer telephones during emergency and non‐emergency situations, as well as monitor and transmit on radio systems. *reasonable accommodations will be provided, if necessary, for individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential job functions; further delineation of these minimum requirements is available upon request.

Environmental Conditions: Inside, office type setting, with numerous phones, radios, and equipment often causing distractions. Ability to work in a chaotic and busy team atmosphere is necessary.

Application Process: Contact Meceola Consolidated Central Dispatch by mail, email, or in person for an application. Resume’s may be included with the returned application but will not be accepted instead of an application.

Meceola Consolidated Central Dispatch Center
20701 Northland Dr.
Paris, MI 49338

After closing of the application process, acceptable applicants will be notified of the time and place of the examination and interview.

Applications will be accepted until June 22, 2018



CONTACT PERSON: Undersheriff James Taylor
TELEPHONE: 231-592-0150
EMAIL: jtaylor@co.mecosta.mi.us

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting candidates to fill an immediate vacancy and establish an eligibility list for a full-time Road Patrol position.

Candidates must be MCOLES certifiable and meet the following departmental requirements:
- Be 21 years of age.
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
- No prior felony convictions.
- Possess a valid Michigan operator's license and excellent driving record.
- Be MCOLES certified.
- Be a United States citizen.
- Meet all MCOLES employment standards.

Salary starts at $19.82/hr.

Application, resume, cover letter and Authorization for Release of Information should be sent to:

Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Undersheriff Taylor
225 South Stewart Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307.



Mecosta County EMS has a full time opening for Paramedic. Applicants must have a valid State of Michigan EMS license and a valid State of Michigan drivers license. Other credentials may be required for some license levels. Interested persons may call 231-796-2626 for more information.

Applications can be picked up at the EMS Office or downloaded from the County's web site.

Send Application and Authorization for Release to:

Mecosta County EMS
EMT Position
14485 Northland Dr.
Big Rapids, 49307


Mecosta County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application for Employment

Authorization for Release of Information