Gratiot County Employment Opportunities

What You Need to Know About Applying

-Under Michigan Law, applicants must request confidentiality. Resumes of finalists are subject to public disclosure.
-All employees of Gratiot County are subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer (direct deposit) for payment of salary.
-Gratiot County is an equal opportunity employer.
-Applications are only accepted for open positions.
-Apply directly to address listed with each posting.
-Applications are not kept on file. Each open position must be applied for separately with a new application or resume.
-If deadline is given, applications/resumes must be in the designated office by close of business on the day of the deadline.

Gratiot County Employment Opportunities:


Animal Shelter Officer 
Gratiot County is seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual to fill our Animal Shelter Officer position. This position is full time with benefits and an annual wage of $28,692. Under the direction of the Department Head, is responsible for the operations of the Animal Shelter and performs a variety of support functions. Plans and implements social media messaging and adoption events to promote and increase rates of adoption. While Gratiot County makes every effort to minimize the incidence of euthanizing animals, we are not a "no kill" shelter. Click here for a complete position description. Please submit your cover letter, resume and completed county application to by 4:30 p.m. on July 15, 2019.  EOE. This position operates under the Governmental Employees Labor Council (GELC) collective bargaining agreement.



Park Managers Wanted

Summer Employment

Park Manager- $11.25/hour supervises, manages and schedules subordinates and participates directly in the care and maintenance of buildings, grounds, motorized and non-motorized equipment and recreational facilities.  Assists with park improvement projects as personal skills and knowledge allow. Enforces park rules, assists park users with moving picnic tables and keeping pavilions and bathrooms clean, and performs light to medium maintenance duties. Operates power equipment- riding mowers, lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, etc. Position requires high school diploma or equivalent, valid Michigan Driver’s License, good mathematical skills and strong people skills.

All applicants will be required to attend various training sessions before working.

Gratiot County Parks operates two county parks within Gratiot County. Reed County Park, 3181 E. Johnson Rd. North Star, MI and Hubscher County Park 8300 W. Washington Rd. Sumner, MI. Both parks have sandy beaches with swimming areas, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and ball fields.

Summer Work Season May 11 through September 10, 2019

Apply to: Gratiot County Parks and Recreation, 214 East Center, Ithaca, MI 48847. For a complete position description click here. Employment applications may be obtained by clicking here, or at the Parks and Recreation Office. Questions, please call Parks and Recreation Director, Pete Little at 989-875-5278.



Gratiot County Parks and Recreation is seeking applicants for PARK RANGERS at Gratiot County Parks.

Employment period: May 16 through September 2, 2019 (15 weeks – up to 35 hours per week), including evenings and weekends.
Responsibilities: Provide for the safety, comfort and convenience of park visitors. Perform routine and unscheduled building, grounds, equipment and recreational facility maintenance. Answer general visitor questions. Assist with park improvement projects as personal skills and knowledge allow.

Requirements: Valid vehicle driver’s license and acceptable personal driving record.

For a complete position description click here.  Employment applications may be obtained by clicking here, or may be picked up at the Parks and Recreation Office, 3181 East Johnson Rd, North Star, Michigan.  989-875-5278 

Open until filled. Apply to Gratiot County Parks and Recreation, 214 East Center Street, Ithaca, MI 48847

Employment Application:

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