Employment Opportunities

The City of Portland, located on I-96 between Lansing and Grand Rapids, in Ionia County, is seeking an Electric Plant Superintendent to be responsible for all operations of the Electric Department, including planning, organizing, and overseeing the Electric Department employees and activities. They would be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric utility system including, but not limited to, a diesel generation plant, a hydroelectric dam, transformers, and transmission lines. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, organizing municipal construction projects, and will also perform liaison and staff work for the City Manager. They must maintain a close working relationship with the City Manager.

Our preferred candidate will be a graduate from a college or university of recognized standing with a degree in engineering or related subjects and at least eight years’ experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) involving various phases of municipal electric utility management, public works design, construction, maintenance and repair activities, and have administrative experience involving a variety of municipal management activities.

The City of Portland is seeking an individual with thorough knowledge of the professional principles, practices, laws and regulations of electric generation, distribution, transmission, and related administration. Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment utilized in electric utility system design, testing, maintenance, and repair.

Compensation depends upon qualifications, and an attractive benefits package is included. The application as well as instructions for applying can be located on the City of Portland’s website here. Applications are due by April 9, 2021.

The City of Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Marshall is looking for a Finance Director. Serves as the chief financial officer for the City and directs and supervises department staff engaged in maintenance of its books and financial records. Marshall, Michigan is a quaint Norman Rockwell style community with a population of 7,068 in lower, central Michigan. It is located less than one hour from the campuses of the University of Michigan & Michigan State University, two hours from Detroit and beautiful Lake Michigan, and three hours from Chicago. Marshall has the largest National Historic Landmark District in Michigan with many neighborhoods of historic homes. The City has installed a Fiber to the Premise system to every property in the City with symmetrical speeds up to 10 mbps.

The community is seeing unusual growth with over $1 billion of industrial growth. Click here to view the Choose Marshall video. Located at the intersection of I 94 and I-69, the crossroads of international highways, Marshall is preparing for large industrial and residential growth with a 1,000-acre mega industrial site. The downtown district is 97% commercially occupied. In the next three years, it is anticipated a peak demand growth from 23 MW to 123 MW. The City will be constructing infrastructure to meet this demand. A privately developed dual unit 500 MW gas fired power plant is proposed in Marshall.

Qualifications for the Finance Director position include a degree in accounting, finance or a related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in municipal finance. Annual salary of $75,000 – $85,000 DOQ with excellent benefits. A full job description and application instructions can be found here.

The City of Marshall is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you a journeyman lineworker that is looking for a place to work where you can go home nightly?  Bay City Electric Light and Power, a division of the City of Bay City, Michigan is seeking full-time Electrical Journeyman Lineworkers to immediately fill multiple openings. This specialized experienced position earns a competitive salary of $45.33 per hour. Our lineworkers are responsible for the construction, maintenance, operations and outage restoration on the utility’s distribution facilities. They operate in a safe and efficient manner, to assure our customers reliable and affordable electricity.

As a city employee you will be offered generous personal time off (PTO) which includes vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay. A robust benefits package including a high deductible health insurance plan with a city-funded health savings account (HSA), dental insurance, as well as life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is also available. Our city employees also enjoy additional benefits, such as an annual stipend to cover the purchase of authorized FR clothing, an annual stipend to cover the purchase of safety footwear, a defined contribution to a 401(a) plan with Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (with employer and employee percentage contributions), and a Retiree Health Savings Plan with a fixed city percentage contribution which helps employees build assets for medical expenses when they reach retirement age.


  • Must be a High School Graduate or obtained a GED equivalent.
  • Must be a certified Journeyman Lineman and possess a Journeyman Lineman card.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with distribution systems.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License with CDL Class B endorsement.
  • Must be readily available to respond to system outages after normal work hours.

Please, do not apply if you cannot meet these requirements. 

About Bay City Electric Light and Power
Bay City Electric Light and Power (BCELP) is a municipal utility serving the Bay City area since 1868.   Bay City Electric Light and Power (BCELP) is known for reliability, a safe workplace, and employee development. Bay City Electric Light and Power serves 21,000 customers.

 Work Schedule

  • This is a 40/hour week (with potential paid overtime).
  • Work is conducted locally with no mandatory travel (occasional mutual aid storm work may be available).
  • Must be willing to take occasional on-call trouble truck coverage (paid).
  • Must be readily available to respond to system outages after normal work hours.

Are you Ready?
If you are looking for a new opportunity and meet the job requirements, please click on the link to apply today https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/baycitymi/jobs/1550646-178732