Human Resources

How to Apply for County Job Openings

To apply for posted job opportunities, candidates must submit an online County application. A resume and cover letter, in PDF format, can be included when submitting an online job application. Documents can be converted to PDF with free software available at Primo PDF. Please contact Primo PDF for help with any trouble in converting your documents. Word documents will not attach or upload to the applicant system.

Applications are retained for one (1) year but are not considered for future openings. Candidates interested in and qualified for any future postings must apply online for each opening that occurs. The Human Resources Department will notify you via phone should you be selected for an interview.

It is the policy of the County that requests to mail applications cannot be honored. Unsolicited applications will not be considered for future openings. We ask that applications are only submitted for current postings. Online applications are preferred; otherwise applications may be completed at the Human Resources office located in the Administration Building, located at:

Ottawa County Human Resources Department
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Your application and resume MUST be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date as indicated for each open position.

If you have any questions regarding the employment process with Ottawa County, please contact the Human Resources Department at 616-738-4800 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.

Ottawa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a smoke free environment.


  • Marcie Ver Beek
  • 12220 Fillmore St
    Room 359
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 738-4800
    FAX: (616) 738-4082
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm