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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Employment Opportunities

Plainfield Charter Township is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

Plainfield Charter Township (Kent County, Michigan) is accepting applications for the position of Building Official. The following provides a summary of the required experience and skills. Click here for a complete Job Description and here for information about the community of Plainfield Charter Township.

  • Associates Degree or equivalent training plus minimum 5 years of relevant experience in building construction, inspection and code enforcement; Plan Review and Building Inspector and Building Official level designation by the State required; comprehensive knowledge of building code enforcement principles and practices required.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with Township office staff at all levels, property owners, State and local government representatives, builders, contractors, and general public.
  • Organizational skills to effectively balance building inspections and enforcement toward achieving departmental goals.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and schedule work; ability to concentrate and pay close attention to details.
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License and ability to travel regularly throughout Township.
This is a full-time position with benefits and a salary range of $49,900 - $64,980. Please send cover letter, resume, and state registrations for Building Official, Inspector, and Plan Reviewer by email at or submit documentation by mail or in person to Plainfield Charter Township, Attn: Priscilla Walden, 6161 Belmont Avenue, Belmont, MI 49306. Selected candidates must undergo a criminal background check prior to start date.

- Complete Job Description
- Plainfield Charter Township Community Information

DEADLINE to apply is 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2015.


Plainfield Charter Township Parks & Recreation Department is seeking candidates for SUMMER LIFEGUARD positions at Versluis Park. Candidates must be 16 years of age or older. Lifeguard training is provided. For those interested please complete an application and drop it off at the Plainfield Township Parks & Recreation Office at 5205 Plainfield Avenue NE, M-F, 8-11:30 a.m. & 12-3:30 p.m. Applications can be obtained at this office, or downloaded here.

Call backs of applicants will take place after February 15, 2015.

Our Employment Application Form can be downloaded here



The Plainfield Fire Department is currently accepting applications for several open positions.

Click here for their Employment Page.





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