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Human Resources

Kent County - A Progressive Leader in Public Service

Kent County Flag Our Commitment

Kent County is committed to providing services to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of our citizens. Many of these services are mandated, while some of the services exist to enrich the lives of our community.

"Abraham Lincoln once said: 'With public trust we can do anything. Without it we can do nothing.' It is in that light that I view public service -- especially at the local level -- as the most honorable of callings. Our purpose is to serve the public and its interests, and that is something we can never lose sight of. The public is the only reason we exist."

-Daryl Delabbio, County Administrator/Controller     

What We Do

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

Our Workforce

Kent County recognizes the individual needs of its citizens. To best service their needs, Kent County is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse, well-qualified workforce that is understanding and responsive to the changing needs of the community.

Join Us

If you are interested in public service and would like an opportunity to contribute to your community, Kent County should be your employer of choice. Employment opportunities exist in the areas of General Government, Health and Welfare, Public Safety, Judicial, Recreational and much, much more.

Human Resources Department

Mission Statement

To provide policies, programs and expertise that ensure the successful recruitment, employment, development and retention of a diverse, well qualified workforce to serve the citizens of Kent County.

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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Contact Us

Human Resources

County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-7440
(800) 386-4484 Toll-Free

(616) 632-7445

Monday-Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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KENT COUNTY IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
"Kent County... where diversity
and inclusion matter"

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