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If you are interested in applying for a position with the County of Houghton, you may print and complete the applications below. The application is presented in PDF format. If you can not view the documents, you will need to install the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader ®.

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January 6, 2022

Juvenile Caseworker

Juvenile Caseworker
12th Circuit Houghton County Family Division

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November 19, 2021

Office Secretary and Veteran Service Officer

The Houghton County Veteran Service Office is seeking applications for a part time position of Office Secretary and Veteran Service Officer. This non-union position is for 20 to 29 hours per week with the ability to accrue paid time off, but no other benefits. Starting wage is $17 to $19 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Job duties include answering phone calls and emails, scheduling appointments, maintaining information in an office database system, scanning documents, coordinating Veteran travel on the Disabled American Veterans Van, and providing assistance with development of Veterans Administration claims. The individual selected for this position must successfully pass background checks in order to become accredited with the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers and Veterans Administration.

Preference will be given to honorably discharged Veterans. Applicants should be self-motivated, have experience operating office automation equipment (including scanners, printers, copiers and computers), have experience using Microsoft Office Suite products, and possess good time management and inter-personal skills. Houghton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applications with attached Cover Letter and Resume must be received by the Controller’s Office at 401 E. Houghton Avenue, Houghton, Michigan OR the Houghton County Veteran Service Office in the main terminal of the Houghton County Memorial Airport no later than noon, December 2nd, 2021.

October 26, 2021

Houghton County Equalization Department – Senior Accounts Processor

The Equalization Department seeks a motivated and professional individual for the position of Senior Accounts Processor (T-6). This is a full-time union position in the Equalization Department. Duties include assisting customers and local/state officials with record card requests, mapping of legal descriptions including platted lots/rectangular survey descriptions/metes and bounds descriptions, and maintenance of databases and data entry using BS&A software. Also assists in printing tax bills, tax rolls, and change notices for local townships. Other tasks to be assigned at the discretion of the Equalization Director. Must have or be willing to obtain a Michigan Certified Assessing Technician (MCAT) certificate within a reasonable amount of time after hire.

Questions call 906-482-0250 OR Submit Cover letter/application/resume by November 19, 2021 to:

Cheryl M Patrick, Equalization Director
401 E Houghton Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931

Houghton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

October 19, 2021


Transfer Station Driver and Operator

The Houghton County Transfer Station is accepting applications for:
Driver and Operator

Full-time position with Benefits included

Requirements include but not limited to:

-CDL Class A

-Diesel engines and tractor-trailer maintenance

-Equipment operator

-Laborer (refuse handler)

-Saturday hours

Applications are available here on the County website. To learn more contact Administrator Elizabeth Bjorn at 482-8307 or at

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Houghton County is an equal opportunity employer.

August 26, 2021

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney--Houghton County


The responsibilities of a Chief Assistant Prosecutor include: the analysis of warrant requests; conducting pretrial conferences, bench trials and jury trials; and any other duties as assigned by the Prosecuting Attorney. Caseload may include matters in probate and family court, and both misdemeanor and felony cases.


Must be licensed by the State Bar of Michigan. Applicants that have sat for the July 2021 Bar Exam are eligible to apply, but employment is conditioned upon passing the Bar and Character and Fitness.

Financial Information:
Salary negotiable plus benefits

Application Process:
Please submit writing sample, resume, and references to:

Staci Kochan
Houghton County Prosecutor's Office
401 E. Houghton Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

Email submission preferred:

Deadline: Open until filled



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