Job Postings

Home-Departments-Job Postings

Job Postings

The City of Jonesville is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Police.   The Chief of Police directs the community-policing oriented department by providing progressive management and leadership. The position reports to the City Manager.  Chief of Police responsibilities include planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, budgeting, and reporting all activities of the department.  The ability to act independently is a prerequisite for this position. 

This full-time position involves some weekend/holiday hours and on-call responsibilities.  This is a working Chief position which includes road patrol duties.

The Chief supervises a full-time Sergeant, one full-time patrol officer and up to three part-time patrol officers.  The Chief assures that the Department is property trained and prepared to provide emergency and non-emergency police services.

The incumbent will be retiring in early Fall after 9 years of service with the City. 

Community Profile
The City of Jonesville is located in the northern half of Hillsdale County, about 20 miles northeast of the point where the Michigan, Indiana and Ohio borders meet.  Jonesville provides full municipal services to a population of about 2,300 people in an area of 2.92 square miles.  Located at the intersection of US-12 and M-99, Jonesville has small town charm, with a vibrant Downtown and well-kept neighborhoods.    There is a strong industrial tax base, as well, including the largest manufacturer in Hillsdale County. 

Candidates must demonstrate that they meet the following minimum educational and experience requirements.  A combination of education and experience will be considered.

  1. A bachelor’s degree or knowledge and experience equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in police science or criminal justice.  Graduation from Staff and Command or FBI Academy highly desired.
  2. Six to eight years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement (at least two of which shall have been in a management capacity).
  3. A current and valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  4. Current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards certification.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  A comprehensive knowledge of modern law enforcement concepts, methods, principles and practices is necessary.  Candidates must pass an extensive background investigation, physical and psychological exams, and a drug screen.

Salary and Benefits
The starting salary range for the position is $54,427 - $63,096, with the starting wage dependent upon qualifications.  The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and disability insurance; a defined contribution retirement program; paid vacation, sick, and personal leave; and twelve paid holidays.

How to Apply
Applications will be received through the close of business on Thursday, July 1, 2021.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, five (5) professional references, and completed information release form to:

Jeff Gray, City Manager
City of Jonesville
265 E. Chicago Street
Jonesville, MI 49250

Materials may be submitted in person, by mail, or email to the above addresses.

The Jonesville Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Part-time Police Officer.

Essential job functions:

  • Patrol in a vehicle
  • Respond to calls for service
  • Make arrests
  • Prepare narrative crime reports and non-criminal reports, criminal investigations and follow-up traffic crash investigations
  • Participate in training sessions
  • Participate in our many community-oriented events
  • Display a positive and professional attitude and demeanor
  • Detain search and question suspects as appropriate


  • Patrolling city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas
  • Preserve the peace and enforce the law
  • Control vehicular traffic
  • Prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations
  • Obtaining evidence and compile information regarding crimes
  • Prepare cases for filing of charges
  • Testifying in court
  • Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, City ordinances, departmental policies and procedures and other related activities


  • Must be of good moral character
  • Associates degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field required
  • Must be licensed, licensable as a police officer by MCOLES
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the time of employment
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process.

Special Requirements:

  • Pass extensive personal and professional background check
  • Pass medical, psychological and drug testing.

Mike Lance, Chief of Police
Jonesville Police Department
265 E. Chicago Rd.
Jonesville, MI 49250

The City of Jonesville is currently accepting applications for a Lab Technician/Maintenance Worker in the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This position is under the direction of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent.  Essential functions of the job include a variety of skilled and technical work in the collection and laboratory analysis of water and wastewater samples; semi-skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and assisting in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities and systems; and provide support in the maintenance, operation, and repair of the water treatment and supply facilities.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant maintenance activities; a working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices; and will represent the City in a highly professional manner.

The position is full time, with scheduled weekend hours and on-call responsibilities.  Benefits are available.  The starting wage will be $16.96 to $18.53/hour, depending upon qualifications.  Applications will be received through July 6, 2021.

A high school diploma, or a combination of a GED, training and experience is required.  Three years of experience in laboratory work, chemistry, and/or maintenance is required.  Successful candidates must also possess a current and valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.  A Michigan Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certification or a Michigan D-4 Water Operator’s Certification is desirable.

Lab Technician/Maintenance Worker - Position Description

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, completed application form, and resume to:

Jeff Gray, City Manager
City of Jonesville
265 E. Chicago Street
Jonesville, MI 49250

Materials may be submitted in person, by mail, or email to the above addresses. 

The City of Jonesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Jonesville is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving this community.  Prior experience is not required.  The City will provide all training and equipment.

Some of the duties of a Jonesville Firefigher:

  • Respond to any fire - Structural, Vehicle, Wildland, Etc.
  • Vehicle and Personal Injury Accidents
  • Gas and Odor Investigations
  • Hazmat Incidents
  • Citizen Assists: Animal Rescue, Etc.
  • Electrical Wires Down
  • Community Events
  • Fire Safety Education Events

Volunteer Firefighters are paid for each call, meeting, and training session that they attend.  Firefighters are not expected to leave work if their regular employment does not allow.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application form to:

Jonesville City Hall
265 E. Chicago Street
Jonesville, MI 49250

Contact any Jonesville City Firefighter of City Hall for more information about the Department and this opportunity.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Jonesville is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability in its programs or activities.
  • Back to top