Kent County

Kent County is a service focused Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Kent County has employment opportunities in General Government, Health and Welfare, Public Safety, Courts, Parks and more.

Grand Rapids, MI

About Kent County

As public servants, our employees are committed to making a difference; they value the importance of their work. The excellence of their work is visible throughout our community. On an annual basis we:

Immunize 12,000 children
Dispatch 130,000 police and fire calls
Recycle more than 14,000 tons of garbage
Approve more than 300 adoptions
Collect approximately $100,000,000 in child support
Award nearly $1.179 million in victim restitution
Conduct 2,500 property appraisals
Process 25,000 voter registrations
Perform 3,600 restaurant inspections

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, benefits, professional development, employee relations, legal compliance and record keeping for approximately 1,700 employees.

The department directs and monitors the County’s efforts to build and sustain a diverse work force.

Human Resources is the primary resource for supervisors and employees concerning employment and management issues related to the administration of policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. The staff is the principal contact point with union representatives and is accountable for labor contract negotiations with 13 bargaining units.

The County invests in the development of the work force through several training and development programs administered by the Human Resources Department.

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