Application Process

Human Resources

Application Process

Applications are only accepted through the City’s online application system.  Applicants may view open positions and apply directly for the position online.  In order to apply for a position, you must have an email address.  If you don’t have an email address, you may set one up for free through one of the many free email providers such as Google or Yahoo. 

It takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete an online application.  You do not need to complete it all at once.  You may save your application and complete it later by using your email and a password you create at the beginning of the application. 

If you are selected for an interview, we will notify you by email or telephone to schedule a time for you to interview with the hiring team.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, not all applicants will be notified of their status in the hiring process. 

Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check

The City of Kentwood is a Drug-Free and Violence-Free Workplace.  A pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check is required as part of the pre-employment screening process. 

Reasonable Accommodation

If you require reasonable accommodation to complete an application, for an interview, or any other pre-employment process required, please contact a member of the Human Resources Team at 616.554.0750.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the City of Kentwood to ensure equal employment opportunity in its personnel practices.  This includes equal treatment in recruiting and hiring its workforce without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Sign Up for Job Alerts

If you’re interested in being notified when positions become available at the City of Kentwood, you may sign up for our job alerts.  It’s simple!  Simply click here and enter your name and email address, then click Send Me Jobs.