Employment Opportunities

Mecosta County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The 49th Judicial Circuit of Michigan is now accepting resumes for the position of Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Kimberly L. Booher and the Honorable Amy C. Clapp. 
Location: Mecosta and Osceola Counties. Main office is in Big Rapids, MI. 
Duration: September 1, 2023 - December 1, 2024. 
Duties: The duties of the Judicial Clerk may include, but are not limited to research, memorandum and draft-opinion writing, pre-hearing file analysis, and supervision of the county law libraries. The duties of the Judicial Clerk are designated at the discretion of the Circuit judges and are subject to change. 
Compensation: $43,331.00 salary, with an increase to $47,492.00 beginning December 1, 2023; fringe benefits negotiable. 
Applicants must graduates of an accredited law school. It is preferred that the bar exam is taken prior to the commencement of duties. Second round candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and appear for interviews. 

Send resumes to: tpontz@49thcircuitcourt.org

Work Crew Supervisor
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, but not required.
Work Schedule: Four days a week from 8:00am to 3:00pm
Starting Pay: $15.18
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:
Mecosta County Community Corrections
Supervisor Position
400 Elm St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307


General Summary

Under the direction of the Prosecuting Attorney, presents criminal cases in District and Circuit Court. Regularly performs the functions of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, includes reviewing and authorizing requests for warrants and determining the appropriate charge. and prosecuting criminal cases.  Serves in an on-call capacity.  Acts for the Prosecuting Attorney in the absence of that individual and assists the Prosecutor with administrative functions as assigned.

Essential Functions

  1. Regularly performs the functions of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, includes reviewing and authorizing requests for warrants, determining the appropriate charge and prosecuting criminal cases. Assumes responsibility for prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases. 
  2. Appears in court for arraignments, motions, trials, sentencing and other proceedings to represent the Prosecutor. Selects jury, presents arguments, examines and cross-examines witnesses, introduces physical exhibits, confers with Judge and defense counsel on points of law and procedure, and argues factual conclusions to a Judge or jury.
  3. Reviews requests for search warrants and authorizes warrants as appropriate.
  4. Performs all aspects of case preparation for the prosecution of criminal matters, includes researching cases, writing briefs, preparing witnesses, and all other aspects of case preparation.
  5. Performs extensive legal research in the course of prosecuting cases, including ongoing research of new cases and statutes.
  6. Assists in administering departmental operations, developing policies and procedures and assisting with other administrative functions as assigned. Assists the Prosecutor in ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures of the office. 
  7. Assists legal and support staff with inquiries related to operational and procedural matters.
  8. Advises and assists law enforcement officers within the County on legal issues and problems, questions of law and procedure, interpretation of court rulings, case preparation, and other matters related to criminal prosecution. Works with the Prosecutor in the development and presentation of training sessions for all law enforcement agencies in the County.
  9. Assumes responsibility for special projects at the direction of the Prosecutor.
  10. Provides legal opinions to County officials and provides statutory interpretation and general legal advice for departments. May review contracts leases, and other legal documents for County departments and officials.
  11. Prepares, initiates and litigates forfeiture actions, including drug forfeitures in Circuit Court.
  12. Performs appellate work for the office and engages in the legal analysis of appellate issues for appeals. Researches and writes legal briefs, answers and motions after reading the record and researching the law.  May prepare and present oral arguments.
  13. Represents the Prosecutor on various committees and assignments as designated, including sitting on the Gun Board, Community Corrections Board, and other committee or Board assignments.
  14. Performs any other functions of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney as necessary.
  15. Acts for the Prosecutor in the absence of that official.
  16. Serves in a rotating 24-hour on-call capacity to respond to request for arrest and search warrants.

Other Functions

None listed.

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks.  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employees may be expected to perform.)

Employment Qualifications

Education: Law degree from an accredited law school. 

Experience: Four years of criminal law experience as an Assistant Prosecutor including at least two years at the felony trial level, experience with a large caseload and warrant review, and substantial circuit court trial experience involving serious felony charges. 

Other Requirements: Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.  The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

Physical Requirements:  [This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description.  These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements]:
Ability to access all courtrooms within the County.
Ability to remove books and other reference materials from bookshelves and transport to worksite.
Prolonged sitting and standing while in the courtroom.
Ability to carry briefcase, files and legal volumes to courtrooms.

Working Conditions:

Works in office and courtrooms.
Exposure to individuals charged and/or convicted of a variety of criminal offenses and others with various physical and mental illnesses.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salary (Exempt)

Mecosta County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Starting pay: $74,224-$92,828 
Position opening:  Immediate
Position closing:  When filled.

Complete the Mecosta County Application and Authorization for Release of Information found at www.mecostacounty.org.

Please mail or email your cover letter, resume’, and professional references together with the Application and Authorization to:

Mecosta County Prosecutor’s Office
Attn.  Prosecutor Jonathan Peterson
400 Elm Street
Big Rapids, MI  49307




Are you looking for a part time position where you can be a support to seniors? We are looking for a Respite Aide who may assist with daily living activities, or just keep seniors company. Position is up to 12 hours per week. Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. Looking for individuals with health care or direct care experience.

Please send application or resume, and Authorization for Release of Information to: cynthia.mallory@mccoasc.org.



CONTACT PERSON: Undersheriff Gary Green
TELEPHONE: 231-592-0150
EMAIL: Undersheriff Green
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 Green
225 South 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.
Application for Employment
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