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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. 



Emergency Communications Specialist
Full-Time Position

Benzie County Central Dispatch is accepting applications for a full time 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Specialist.  Experience is preferred but not necessary. This is a union supported position with the successful applicant expected to work various shifts, holidays and weekends.

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 $16.99 an hour and includes County health, vision, dental plan, and Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) Defined Contribution Plan.

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 vacancies are filled.   Applications and questions can be submitted to Director Rebecca Hubers.

Job Description

Deputy County Clerk
Full-Time Position

The Benzie County Clerk's Office is accepting applications for a full-time Deputy County Clerk position.  This is a union position, 40 hours
a week, with full benefits.  Starting wage is $15.41 an hour.
Duties include but are not limited to: Court filings, Elections, Voter Registration, Clerical, Accounting, Vital Records, working with the
public, and various other responsibilities.  Experience in an office setting is essential.
Interpersonal skills, ability to maintain confidential information, being dependable and prompt are necessary components of this job.
Applications and resumes can be submitted to Tammy Bowers, Benzie County Clerk at 448 Court Place, Beulah, MI  49617. 
Deadline for application and resumes are Friday, August 31, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.

Job Description 

Corrections Officer
Full-Time Position

Benzie County Jail is a medium-security facility situated at 505 Michigan Avenue (US 31), Beulah, MI, 49617. The new Benzie County jail was opened in 1984 and currently holds both adult male and female inmates for the Frankfort Police Department, the Michigan State Police, and other state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Benzie County Jail has a maximum inmate capacity of 47, making it the smallest Direct Supervision Jail in the United States at the time of its establishment. The Jail and Sheriff's Office activities are housed in the 19,000-square-foot brick and block building.

Corrections is an important and demanding public service career opportunity in our society. While custody and security are traditional concerns of corrections deputies, they are also very involved with the treatment and rehabilitation of jail inmates.

The Benzie County Jail Operations is looking for tough, strong, and motivated individuals like you. Our team trusts that your determination and passion will help fuel the Sheriff’s goal of offering the greatest level of public service and safety and providing meaningful rehabilitation. Working for Benzie County is not only a rewarding career with extremely competitive benefits-it is a chance for you to be part of something bigger than yourself.

The Correctional Deputy is an entry-level position working inside the facility with primary responsibilities including processing and supervising inmates and dormitories, conducting searches, transportation of inmates, and documentations.


  • 18 Years of age and a United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Clean drug screen and background check
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions
  • Good Moral Character
  • Completion of a Psychological background evaluation
  • Completion of LCOPAT Physical Abilities Test
  • Completion of EMPCO Written Exam
  • Fingerprinting

To begin the Correctional Deputy application process, contact Lieutenant Daniel Smith to complete an application. A full job description will be sent to you for your review.


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: Tammy Bowers, County Clerk, 448 Court Place, Beulah, MI, 49617.

  • Benzie County Housing Committee - 1 position
  • 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
  • Parks & Recreation - 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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