Thank you for your interest in employment with Grand Traverse County. Your opportunity to make a difference and join our team begins here!

Do you value work life balance in an amazing location?  Join a team of passionate and incredible people who are committed to providing responsive, effective quality service to our up-north community.  We strive to be a leader in innovative, effective, collaborative, and sustainable county government.  

We offer stable work environments and competitive salaries to both full-time and part-time employees.  Understanding the many challenges facing today’s professionals and families, we offer a competitive compensation package including an impressive list of benefits and time off.
Already an employee with GTC? Make sure to apply through the internal MyGTC job board located here.

 Benefit and Offerings

  • Medical: The County offers employees a high-deductible plan through Priority Health. To help cover the cost of the deductible, Grand Traverse County will deposit a contribution amount up to $2,000 into an employees' Health Savings Account every year.  You may also direct deposit funds into this account every pay period.
  • VisionThe County provides a no cost plan for employees. We also offer an enhanced plan through EyeMed.  
  • DentalOur dental insurance provider is Delta Dental. You will pay no costs or premium for diagnostic and cleaning services.
  • Wellness: Grand Traverse County is committed to creating a culture of health. We provide a variety of incentives and programs that allow you to live a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Employee Recognition:  We highly value our employees, which we show by providing our employees awards and recognition throughout the year, and on anniversary dates.
  • Tuition Reimbursement:  Employees are reimbursed up to $5,250 annually for enrollment in courses at an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  • Vacation:  Grand Traverse County provides a generous amount of vacation days to benefitted employees so you can spend time with family and friends.
  • HolidaysThe County gives you 12 days a year to celebrate holidays. Beyond these 12 days, you will receive additional floating holidays to use at your discretion.
  • Personal LeaveEmployees receive up to 64 hours annually to use for appointments, take care of family needs and other personal reasons. Employees are paid every year for unused personal leave up to 40 hours.
  • Parental LeaveEmployees may take up to 6 months of leave to begin at birth or date of adoption of their child.
  • RetirementGrand Traverse County offers a defined contribution through MERS. The plan includes a generous match that fully vests after 6 years of employment. We also offer a deferred compensation 457b Plan.
  • Life InsuranceBenefitted employees automatically receive life insurance.
  • Short Term Disability:  The County provides a plan through Mutual of Omaha, which pays two thirds of your salary or wages for a maximum of 182 days.
  • Long Term DisabilityThe County provides a plan through Mutual of Omaha, which pays 60 percent of your salary or wages for a maximum of 24 months.

Online Applications Only

Only online applications will be accepted. We do not accept paper resumes or applications. You must apply while the position is posted, and you are required to apply for every opening for which you would like to be considered.
Once you create your MyGTC Careers profile
, be sure to keep your login and password as you will need them for subsequent logins.  As your application progresses through the recruiting process, you may be asked for additional items through the Careers portal.  


Closing Without a Date

For a continuous posting, applications will be accepted until such time as there are sufficient applicants to meet the County's current recruitment needs. As such, interested persons should make an application promptly. Due to the volume of applications received, not all applicants are granted an opportunity to interview.

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