Employment Opportunities

Mecosta County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 


Description: Under the supervision of the Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant Prosecutors, performs varied secretarial and support functions for the legal staff of the office of the Prosecuting Attorney. Responsible for the processing of criminal files from initiation to closure. Activities include preparing and processing legal documents, typing and generating complaints, warrants, pleadings and correspondence, maintaining case files and providing general secretarial support. Assists in assuring victim rights functions of the office are fulfilled. Under the direction of a Senior Legal Assistant is trained for the duties and possible advancement to Senior Legal Assistant.
Minimum Qualifications:
- High School graduation or equivalent with some advanced coursework in word processing and legal secretarial areas.
- Must have at least one year of secretarial experience in a legal setting providing a knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures, including experience with software similar to that used in office.
- Must pass background check to be LEIN certified and have access to confidential records.
Starting pay: $16.42 per hour depending upon experience.
Position opening: August 9, 2021
Position closing: When filled.
Please mail or email your cover letter, resume', and professional references together with the Application and Authorization for Release to:

Mecosta County Prosecutor's Office
Attn. Prosecutor Brian Thiede
400 Elm Street
Big Rapids, Ml 49307
or pa@mecostacounty.org

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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