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We’re always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join us. Employment with Benzie County represents more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to make a difference. We recognize that your hard work and dedication to the communities we serve are the driving force behind our success, and we continually look for additional ways to build a positive work environment. Join us on our journey to continue to make Benzie County a great place to Live, Work and Play. 



Equalization Director
Full-Time Position 
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience, negotiable. 

Benzie County is accepting applications for a full time Equalization Director.  Experience within equalization and assessing field required.  Qualified applicants will hold a minimum Level III Certification (MAAO) from the State Tax Commission. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. Citizen, have three years of experience in appraising all types of property, supervisory experience and/or training preferred, and knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).  Successful applicants will also pass an interview screening, and a criminal history background check. 

Starting pay is negotiable and includes County funded health, vision, dental plans, and Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) Defined Contribution Plan with employer match.

Interested applicants should submit a completed Benzie County application, cover letter, resume, proof of Level III Certification, and list of three references to County Administrator Katie Zeits at kzeits@benzieco.net. 

Job Description 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator -
 Clerical Assistant
Full-Time Position
PAY RANGE:        
  $32,662.50 to $42,471.00

19th Judicial Circuit Court is accepting applications for a Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator/Clerical Assistant. This position under the supervision of the Circuit Court Judge and Circuit Court Administrator, is responsible for coordinating all alternative dispute resolution programs within the 19" Judicial Circuit, District and Probate Courts in Manistee and Benzie Counties, including civil dispute mediation, domestic relations mediation, and all other alternative dispute resolution activities allowed under the Michigan Court Rules and authorized by the Chief Judge.  Also provides clerical support to the Chief Judge and the Circuit Court Administrator, including filing, typing, reception of court visitors and the public, scheduling and assisting attorneys, law enforcement and the public. Position open until filled.

Submit cover letter and resume to: 
Patricia Heins, Court Administrator 
19th Circuit Court 
415 Third St. 
Manistee, MI  49660
Or via email C1951pah@manisteecountymi.gov

For complete job description go to: manisteecountymi.gov    

Emergency Communications Specialist
Full-Time Position

Benzie County Central Dispatch is looking to expand our team of public safety professionals. We are currently accepting applications for full time 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Specialist. Experience is helpful, but not required. This is a union supported position with the successful applicant expected to work various shifts, holidays, weekends, and occasional overtime. Paid, on the job training is provided.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. Citizen, have a high school diploma or GED, and possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Applicants are required to pass a written test, type a minimum of 35 words a minute, pass an interview screening, a criminal history background check, a drug test, and a hearing screening.

Starting pay is $18.60 an hour and includes County funded health, vision, dental plans, and Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) Defined Contribution Plan with employer match.

Only notarized Benzie County Central Dispatch Applications with an attached resume and cover letter will be considered to continue with the hiring process. The Benzie County Sheriff's Office provides a notary service to the public, free of charge.

Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled. Applications and questions can be submitted to Director Cory Ellis.

Job Description


Committee Appointments
The County is seeking individuals interested in serving on the following committees.  Those interested should submit a letter of interest and a completed Board / Committee application to: Katie Zeits, County Administrator, 448 Court Place, Beulah, MI, 49617.

  • Benzie Transportation Authority - 1 position
  • Betsie River Natural River Zoning Board of Appeals - 2 positions
  • Betsie Valley Trail Management Council - 1 position
  • Building Authority - 3 positions
  • Construction Board of Appeals - 2 positions
  • EDC/BRA - 1 position
  • EMS Advisory Board (Almira Township Representative) - 1 position
  • Veterans Board - 2 positions
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) - 1 position
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Board (MDHHS) - 1 position
These are positions that will be expiring at the end of the year or have already expired.  

Benzie County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. 

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