Gratiot County Employment Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Gratiot County Government. With approximately 140 employees, Gratiot County Government is one of the larger employer in the County. Opportunities for employment exist in law enforcement, criminal justice, clerical, administrative and other areas under the umbrella of county government.

Under Michigan Law, applicants must request confidentiality. Resumes of finalists will be subject to public disclosure.  EOE

All employees of Gratiot County are subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer (direct deposit) for payment of salary.

Gratiot County positions offer an excellent, comprehensive benefit package and retirement plan. Gratiot County Government is an equal opportunity employer; and it is our policy and commitment to not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, height, weight, marital status, religion, disability, or veteran status in our employment policies in accordance with pertinent state and federal regulations.

Gratiot County is an equal opportunity employer.

We wish you success in your employment seeking efforts. 

What You Need to Know About Applying:

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.

All applications are reviewed by the hiring department. The hiring department will decide which candidates to interview and will contact the applicant directly if selected for an interview.

Gratiot County Employment Opportunities:

Equalization Director

Gratiot County is accepting applications for a full-time Equalization Director. The salary range is  $55,120 - $71,635 and the position qualifies for our full benefits package. A MAAO level certification is required.

Under the general supervision of the County Administrator, the chosen applicant will direct surveys of assessments to establish the true cash value of all property in the county, which includes 24,702 parcels with a State Equalized Value of $2,061,391,521.00.  The position will provide periodic updates to the Board of Commissioners along with all information necessary to adopt the annual county equalization report. The position will also be responsible for communicating these findings to various taxing jurisdictions, providing technical assistance to local assessors, and providing the public with tax and related information.

Click here for a complete position description. Please submit your cover letter, resume, list of professional references and completed county application to by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019. EOE.


As determined by the Gratiot County Sheriff Appointment Committee, at their Thursday, April 18, 2019 meeting, please take notice that those wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacancy created upon the retirement by Gratiot County Sheriff Doug Wright must submit a cover letter and resume which must be received by the County Clerk no later than:

Friday, May 10, 2019
At 4:30 p.m.

Submissions may be made via hand-delivery, U.S. Mail, courier or email.  Applicant’s bear all risk associated with their choice of delivery, including untimely delivery, electronic transmission errors or delays, or courier failures.  Candidates may confirm receipt by the Clerk, by calling 989-875-5297.

Gratiot County Clerk
Attn: Sheriff Appointment Committee
Gratiot County Clerk Office
214 E. Center St.
Ithaca, MI 48847

The individual appointed by the committee will hold the position through December 31, 2020




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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