Employment

Current Employment Opportunities

Police Chief

The City of Portland, located on I-96 between Lansing and Grand Rapids, in Ionia County, is seeking a Police Chief to manage a full-time Police Department and patrol the City.

A Bachelor's Degree, or an equivalent level of training and experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or related field, seven or more years' experience in police supervisory work with increasing administrative responsibility, valid Michigan driver's license, and current MCOLES certification are required. Additional training from the FBI Academy Staff and Command School are highly desirable.

The City of Portland is seeking an individual with proven skills in managing a police department. The successful candidate must possess strong leadership skills, knowledge and experience in modern police administration/practices and the investigation and prevention of crime, progressive command experience, collaborative management style, excellent communication skills, experience in labor/management relations, be fiscally responsible with extensive knowledge of budget preparation and control, be certified as a Michigan Police Officer or be willing to become certified, and enjoy working with the general public.

Portland operates under the Council-Manager form of government with the Police Chief reporting to the City Manager. The Police Department consists of: 1 Chief, 1 Sergeant, 5 full-time Police Officers, and 2 part-time Police Officers. The FY 2017-2018 Police Department budget is $701,921.

Salary range is $59,933 to $80,470 plus benefits, DOQ.

Job Description

Employment Application

Please submit cover letter, resume, City application form, copy of MI driver's license and salary history by September 18, 2017 to:

Mindy Tolan
Human Resources Administrator
City of Portland
259 Kent St.
Portland, MI  48875

Phone: 517-647-2941
Fax: 517-647-2938
Email

Under Michigan Law, applicants must request confidentiality. Resumes of selected candidate(s) will be subject to public disclosure.

Applications will be accepted until September 18, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.

Recreation Coordinator - Full Time

The City of Portland, located on I-96 between Lansing and Grand Rapids, in Ionia County, is seeking a Recreation Coordinator to oversee and implement a variety of recreational programs and special events. The individual will participate in marketing and promotions activities related to parks and recreation programs. They will also assist in the oversight of department volunteers, program instructors, and sports officials.

A Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation administration, community leisure services, or related field, and a minimum of one year experience in recreation programming is required. Along with a Michigan Driver's License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.

The City of Portland is seeking an individual with knowledge of the professional principles and practices of public recreational planning and programming, marketing, and administration. Knowledge of the safety issues, regulations, and procedures utilized in parks and recreation operations, and skill in developing, coordinating and evaluating a broad range of recreation programming for diverse age groups.

Compensation starts at $16.15/hour DOQ, plus an attractive benefit package.

Job Description

Employment Application

Please submit cover letter, resume, complete application, and three professional references by August 31, 2017 to:

  • Mindy Tolan
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • 259 Kent St.
  • Portland, MI  48875
  • Phone: 517-647-2941
  • Fax: 517-647-2938
  • Email

Under Michigan Law, applicants must request confidentiality. Resumes of selected candidate(s) will be subject to public disclosures.

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.


"This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer"

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the City of Portland is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.

You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD) or by email at program.intake@usda.gov

"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer"