Working for the City of Kentwood

Human Resources

Be A part of our community effort 
When you work for the City of Kentwood, you make a difference in our community by serving residents, businesses and visitors. We’re committed to building positive relationships with our neighbors and providing a positive experience for everyone – whether they’re in Kentwood for a short visit or a lifetime. We also recognize, value and respect each of our employees for the impactful work they do every day. Here at Kentwood, you won’t just be an employee – you’ll be an important part of the team.

We believe in investing in our people. The City of Kentwood regularly completes compensation studies to ensure our team members are paid fairly for the work they do. We also provide opportunities for promotion and advancement as well as a variety of high-quality benefits, including: 

  • Competitive health insurance coverage
  • Retirement plan with a 9% contribution
  • Paid holidays, sick days and time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Continuing education, training and certification opportunities
  • Mental health support

Visit our employee benefits page for a comprehensive list of benefits.  and more!

Roles for Many interests
Whether you’re looking for a full-time, part-time or seasonal position, we have opportunities to fit your needs. From our Parks and Recreation Department to Police and Fire to Public Works and everything in between, we have jobs for all interests and abilities.

The City of Kentwood is deeply committed to cultivating and sustaining a culture centered on the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We fully acknowledge and celebrate the differences and similarities of our employees across different dimensions of diversity. It is our intent to embed these values across the City and we work towards this goal every day. You can learn more on our IDEA webpage.

A Welcoming place to work, LIVE and play
Kentwood is a prosperous and diverse place that offers a hometown, neighborly community with the amenities of a large city. No matter which City building you’re in, you’ll be just minutes away from bustling businesses and abundant recreational offerings. Kentwood provides high-quality, convenient options for dining, shopping and entertainment as well as beautiful parks and trails – all right around the corner from the workplace. 

Culture of collaboration
Teamwork is essential in our daily operations and emphasized at every level of our organization. Our employees collaborate across departments to provide excellent service to community members, ensuring our City is a wonderful place to live, work and grow. In everything we do, we work together to help Kentwood and one another succeed.