Current Employment Opportunities

Electric Plant Superintendent

The City of Portland, located on I-96 between Lansing and Grand Rapids, in Ionia County, is seeking an Electric Plant Superintendent to be responsible for all operations of the Electric Department, including planning, organizing, and overseeing the Electric Department employees and activities. They would be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric utility system including, but not limited to, a diesel generation plant, a hydroelectric dam, transformers, and transmission lines.  In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, organizing municipal construction projects, and will also perform liaison and staff work for the City Manager.  They must maintain a close working relationship with the City Manager. 

Our preferred candidate will be a graduate from a college or university of recognized standing with a degree in engineering or related subjects and at least eight years’ experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) involving various phases of municipal electric utility management, public works design, construction, maintenance and repair activities, and have administrative experience involving a variety of municipal management activities.

The City of Portland is seeking an individual with thorough knowledge of the professional principles, practices, laws and regulations of electric generation, distribution, transmission, and related administration.  Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment utilized in electric utility system design, testing, maintenance, and repair.

Compensation DOQ, plus an attractive benefit package.

Electric Superintendent - Job Description

Employment Application

Please submit cover letter, resume, completed application, and three professional references by April 9, 2021 to:

Mindy Tolan
Human Resources Administrator
259 Kent St.
Portland, MI  48875
Phone: 517-647-2933

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

Applications will be accepted until April 9, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.

Full-Time Paramedic

The City of Portland Ambulance Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time Paramedic. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please submit your application to Ambulance Director Zach Waltersdorf via mail to:

Portland Ambulance
773 E. Grand River Ave.
Portland, MI  48875

or electronically to: Ambulancedirector@portland-michigan.org

Complete Job Posting & Job Description

Employment Application

This position works 24-hour shifts with a 3-week rotation. It is the Paramedic Pay Grade on the City of Portland Pay Table which offers a starting wage of $44,500/year.

Benefits package includes:
  • MERS Hybrid Retirement Plan
  • Medical Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has PPO Gold
  • Dental Insurance, Delta Dental PPO
  • Vision Insurance, Ameritas - VSP
  • Health Reimbursement Account, BASIC
  • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance Included
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Employee Assistance Program

Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer

The City of Portland is accepting applications for a part-time Code Enforcement Officer position. This position will be approximately 16 hours per week with flexible working schedule. This position will conduct on-site inspections throughout the City to determine compliance with state and local property maintenance and building ordinances. Responds to complaints, performs inspections, issues violation notices, and maintains related records.

The City is seeking a self-starter with excellent customer service skills. Experience requirements include one or more years of experience in municipal government or related setting with familiarity in zoning enforcement process, legal descriptions, and other related topics. Preferred candidates would be certified in zoning administration, code enforcement, or related industry. A skill in responding to public inquiries and internal request with a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism is required.

The hourly starting wage is $17.87.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Citytreasurer@portland-michigan.org

Employment Application

Job Description

For more information contact: 517-647-2933 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The City of Portland is accepting applications for a part-time Police Officer position. The Portland Police Department is a full service department serving a 3900 person community located 20 miles west of Lansing.

Applicants MUST have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or its equivalent and be eligible for certification as provided in Public Act 203, as amended.

Applicants must have taken and passed the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards pre-employment tests. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from an MCOLES Police Academy. Hourly rate is $19.94.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and completed application, to:


This position will remain open until filled. 

Police Officer Job Description

Employment Application

For more information contact: 
517-647-4111 from 8 a.m. to 4 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"