Employment Opportunities with the Village of Paw Paw

Your interest in employment with the Village of Paw Paw is greatly appreciated. An amazing place to live, work, and raise a family, Paw Paw offers terrific schools, exciting annual events, stunning natural surroundings, and a variety of unique, local places to while away the hours. Residents of the village enjoy our full-service community, which includes its own electric, water and sanitary sewer lines, full-time police department, joint fire department, and over 100 acres of park land. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a long-term career with the village or looking to perform seasonal work, there are an abundance of opportunities available! As new positions open up, we will post them to this page, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

The Village of Paw Paw is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Download Our Application Form

The Village of Paw Paw, Michigan (population 3,347) is currently seeking a dedicated leader to serve as their next Village Manager. Located in Southwest Michigan, Paw Paw is half way between Detroit and Chicago. Paw Paw is the County Seat of Van Buren County. The Village is governed by a seven-person, non-partisan council.

The Village has 32 full-time employees include a 24/7 Police Department, Department of Public

Services and an active Downtown Development Authority. Paw Paw is unique as it provides electricity to the Village residents, along with municipal water and sewer services.

The Village Manager position will be in charge of overseeing the following funded, infrastructure projects:

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project (underway)
  • 15,000 feet of water main replacement (underway)
  • Partial Briggs Dam Replacement Project (design stages, planned for winter 2024/2025)
  • Maple Island Pedestrian Bridge Replacement (design stages, planned for winter

2024/2025)

The Village Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village, responsible to the

Council for the efficient administration of all affairs of the Village and shall exercise professional management supervision of all departments and Village owned property.

The Village of Paw Paw will provide a comprehensive benefits package including a MERS

Defined Benefit pension, with a salary range of $89,000 to $103,000 depending on candidate qualifications and experience.

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in public administration or equivalent experience in a related field and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization.

Superior verbal and written communication skills, knowledge and experience in management techniques involved in budgeting, personnel administration, public relations, labor relations, grant writing, contract management, project management and working within deadlines.

Ability and desire to play a role in the leadership of the Village, attend and participate in community functions/events, interact professionally with the public and handling difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.

Please submit cover letter, resume and five professional references to k.tacy@pawpaw.net

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 – $103,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

 

Experience level:

  • 5 years

 

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Evenings as needed
  • Monday to Friday

 

Work Location: In person

Please send cover letter, resume and five professional references to k.tacy@pawpaw.net

The Paw Paw Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.

 

The Village of Paw Paw is located in Western Michigan and is the Van Buren County

seat. Paw Paw has approximately 3,700-year-round residents with award winning businesses and proactive community members.

 

The Paw Paw Police Department has an authorized strength of 10 sworn officers, one of which is part-time. The Police Department is committed to a strategic plan revolving around a community policing strategy.

 

The Paw Paw Police Department will be accepting applications for qualified candidates starting October 30, 2023 until the position is filled. The minimum requirements for employment are:

 

  • 21 years of age
  • High School graduate or G.E.D. (college preferred)
  • No felony convictions; misdemeanors will be considered on a case-by case basis
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and very good driving record
  • M.C.O.L.E.S certified or certifiable
  • U.S. citizen
  • Successfully complete all phases of the selection process

 

Benefits & Wages

 

  • Starting pay $28.80 per hour, after 2 years $30.68
  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • If employee has other health insurance, the village will pay $238 per pay period to waive health insurance.
  • MERS retirement / 2.5 Multiplier
  • Sick Time, Personal Time, Vacation Time (80 hours after four months)
  • Holiday pay
  • Uniform and Equipment Provided
  • $3,000.00 Signing Bonus

 

Opportunities

 

  • Rotating detective position
  • Bike patrol
  • T.E.A.M teaching
  • Advancement opportunities

 

To apply; please submit a resume and application including your driver’s license number to Office Manager Monica Marler at m.marler@pawpaw.net or call 269-657-5501.

POLICE RECRUIT, Paw Paw Village Police Department, Michigan

 

The Paw Paw Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Recruit.

 

The Village of Paw Paw is located in Western Michigan and is the Van Buren County

seat. Paw Paw has approximately 3,700-year-round residents with award winning businesses and proactive community members.

 

The Paw Paw Police Department has an authorized strength of 10 sworn officers, one of which is part-time. The Police Department is committed to a strategic plan revolving around a community policing strategy.

 

The Paw Paw Police Department will be accepting applications for qualified candidates starting November 15, 2023 until the position is filled. The minimum requirements for employment are:

 

  • Must be 21 years of age at the end of field training
  • High School graduate or G.E.D. (college preferred)
  • No felony convictions; misdemeanors will be considered on a case-by case basis
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and very good driving record
  • Must meet M.C.O.L.E.S criteria for academy enrollment
  • U.S. citizen
  • Successfully complete all phases of the selection process

 

Benefits & Wages

 

  • Recruit pay during academy is $18.00 per hour
  • Health/Dental Insurance

 

Benefits & Wages Upon Completion of the Police Academy

  • Starting Officer pay $27.43 per hour, after 3 years $30.68
  • If employee has other health insurance, the village will pay $238 per pay period to waive health insurance.
  • MERS retirement / 2.5 Multiplier
  • Sick Time, Personal Time, Vacation Time (80 hours after four months)
  • Holiday pay
  • Uniform and Equipment Provided

 

Opportunities

 

  • Rotating detective position
  • Bike patrol
  • T.E.A.M teaching
  • Advancement opportunities

 

For applications go to https://www.pawpaw.net or contact Office Manager, Monica Marler at 269-657-5501. To apply; please submit a resume and application including your driver’s license number.