Current Employment Opportunities


The City of Portland, located on I-96 between Lansing and Grand Rapids, in Ionia County, is seeking a Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator to operate and control the wastewater treatment plant and pump station processes. The individual will perform collection system maintenance, conduct related laboratory tests, and complete a variety of routine and skilled maintenance and repair activities associated with wastewater treatment plant equipment, machinery and facilities.

A high school diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of one year experience or vocational or technical training in environmental science, mechanics, wastewater treatment, public works or related field are required. Along with a Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with endorsements appropriate for the City’s fleet, or ability to obtain one upon hire, and the ability to earn the MDEQ wastewater certification appropriate for the City’s treatment process and volume (presently a class B).

The City of Portland is seeking an individual with knowledge of safety procedures and precautions involved in plant operations, math and science skills, knowledge of the laboratory testing methods and procedures used in plant operations, and basic knowledge of current public health guidelines, government regulations and professional standards for wastewater treatment. 

Compensation starts at $21.48/hour DOQ, plus an attractive benefit package.

Please submit cover letter, resume, completed application, and three professional references by February 14, 2023 at 4:30 P.M.

Employment Application

Wastewater Operator - Job Description

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


The City of Portland Ambulance Department is accepting applications for Part-Time EMT's. 

Please submit your application to Mindy Tolan via mail to:

Portland City Hall
259 Kent St.
Portland, MI  48875

or electronically to: citytreasurer@portland-michigan.org.

Employment Application

"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"