Employment Opportunities

Mecosta County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Mecosta/Osceola Treatment Court is seeking to fill a part-time Field Service Worker position.  The successful candidate should possess strong communication/interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to work with individuals of various ethnic, socio-economic backgrounds. Job responsibilities include: conducting drug and alcohol testing for participants of the Treatment Court, conducting home searches of participant’s homes, and maintaining appropriate paperwork required for the position.  Must have own reliable transportation- mileage to be reimbursed at county rate.  Work schedule to include nights, weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks/ summer.  May be required to testify in court; PBT certification preferred, but not required.  Application deadline:  December 17, 2021

Applications, resumes, and cover letters may be submitted to:

Susan Guernsey
400 Elm Street, Rm. 218
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Mecosta County Prosecuting Attorney

At the end of the coming year, there will be a vacancy in the position of Mecosta County Prosecuting Attorney as current Prosecuting Attorney Brian Thiede will be retiring after several years of service effective December 31, 2021.

The circuit court judges of a county are tasked with filling a vacancy of this position by appointing a qualified person for the remainder of the unexpired term. MCL 168.209. For this vacancy, your circuit court judges—Kimberly Booher and Scott Hill-Kennedy—will make the appointment with the advice of the district court judge—Peter Jaklevic—and the probate and family court judge—Tyler Thompson.

The Mecosta County Prosecuting Attorney is the chief law enforcement official of the county and represents the People of the State of Michigan in all criminal matters in the 49th Circuit Court, Probate Court, Family Division of the Circuit Court, and 77th District Court. The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor, felony, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, animal control, neglect, paternity, support, and contested mental health proceedings and cases. He or she is also responsible for other duties as defined by statute.

We encourage all interested attorneys to apply for this position. To do so, please send a cover letter and resume by regular mail or email to the following address:

49th Circuit Court
Attn: Judge Scott Hill-Kennedy
Mecosta County Courthouse
400 Elm Street
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Email for Circuit Court Law Clerk: Law-lib@mecostacounty.org

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 15th, 2021, for consideration.

Mecosta County — EMS Director


Under the direction of the County Administrator the EMS Director:

  • Plans and directs ambulance and rescue operations of the Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Supervises, through first line supervisors, all emergency medical personnel involved in responding to requests for emergency medical assistance and treatment
  • Coordinates emergency medical services with hospitals and other health care organizations and other County departments
  • Responsible for all administrative functions of the department and supervises support staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in supervision or administration, including some responsibility for financial/budget management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to interact professionally, constructively, and diplomatically with top-level administrators, employees (both union and non-union), elected officials and any other representatives of the business

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job may be considered.

Salary: $57,014 to $71,303 DOQ, with a competitive benefit package

How to apply:

Resumes with cover letter, salary history, requirements, and references may be submitted via mail or email to Paul Bullock, County Administrator at the addresses below.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Paul Bullock, Administrator
Mecosta County Administration
400 Elm St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307


Only qualified applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: December 17, 2021


CONTACT PERSON: Undersheriff Mike Williams
TELEPHONE: 231-592-0150
EMAIL: Undersheriff Williams
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.

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

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


The 49th Circuit Court, Mecosta County, seeks a Collections Clerk. This position is part-time, 15 hours per week. The Collections Clerk is responsible for maintaining the circuit court database by entering data into the computer, collecting on delinquent accounts by establishing payment arrangements, wage assignments, as well as community service, monitoring payments, and following up when payment lapses occur. Must be able to work under the direct supervision of the circuit court judges, be self-motivated, possess excellent telephone and verbal communication skills, be well organized with an attention to detail, and maintain confidentiality. High school diploma required; further education is a plus. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to:

Terri Pontz 
49th Circuit Court 
400 Elm Street 
Big Rapids, Ml 49307 


Under the supervision of the Director of Community Corrections, direct, oversee, and supervise community service clients to and from work projects. Prepare and supply written reports or statements as may be required by the Director. Prepare daily work log in detail.
Employment Qualifications:  
• Ability to effectively communicate with and supervise individuals who have broken the law, both misdemeanants and felons. 
• Ability to independently carry out responsibilities with a work crew in remote locations throughout the county. 
• Familiarity with the proper use and care of maintenance equipment, such as lawnmowers, trimmers, etc. 
• Certified in FIRST AID and CPR upon hire or within one month of hire.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent with additional course work in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice, or related area preferred/ helpful, but not required. 
Experience: Six months to one year of supervisory experience, with some criminal justice experience preferred. 
Work Schedule: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00am to 3:00pm
Starting Pay: $13.97
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:

Mecosta County Community Corrections
Supervisor Position
400 Elm St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307


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.

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


Mecosta County EMS is accepting applications for part-time Basic EMTs.
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 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
Paramedic Position
14485 Northland Dr.
Big Rapids, 49307 


Mecosta County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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