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Employment Opportunities

Current Open Positions:
Utilities Director- Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Opening
City of Bronson Wastewater Treatment Plant
Branch County, Michigan

About the City of Bronson Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Bronson Wastewater Treatment Plant serves the City of Bronson (population 2,303).  Bronson is located on US-12 between Coldwater and Sturgis.  Bronson is within an hour drive of major cities including; Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The current treatment plant underwent significant expansion in 1993, and is well-maintained.  The plant occupies a 4-acre site adjacent to County Drain 30 which flows to Swan Creek.  The plant is rated to treat .5 MGD, and has one (1) Utilities Director and one (1) wastewater treatment plant employee.  The City also has three (3) Department of Public Works employees that assist with the plant on a limited basis, along with the operation and maintenance of the sanitary collection system and water distribution system.  The budget for 2022-23 is just over $500,000 in revenues and operating expenses.

About the Position
Utilities Director is the plant's chief executive officer and is responsible for the facility's administrative, operational, planning, compliance reporting, and financial aspects. The incumbent is retiring after over 42 years of service to the Plant.

Qualifications
Well-qualified candidates will have five or more years of managerial experience, including five years’ experience managing a sewer and/or water organization comparable to the Plant, and a college-level education with an emphasis in engineering, business, public administration desired, or another applicable combination of experience and education. Certification under the state of Michigan wastewater operator licensing program is advantageous. A wastewater “C” license is required to operate the plant. S-3 and D-3 Michigan water licenses are also highly desired.  Candidate should have, or must be able to obtain licensing in short order. 

To view a complete job description and the recently adopted FY 2022-23 plant budget, go to www.bronson-mi.com.

Compensation
The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $78,000 DOQ. Compensation includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to an excellent health care plan (BCBS); flex medical reimbursement plan; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; defined benefit pension plan; life and AD&D insurance.

How to apply
Send resume, cover letter, and application (available from Bronson-mi.com) via email to b.mersman@bronson-mi.com or mail or delivery to City of Bronson, Attn: Brandon Mersman, City Manager, 141 S. Matteson Street, Bronson, MI 49028.

The position is open until filled.  First review of applications will take place September 7, 2022.

Police:
Deputy Chief of Police
Full-time:

Opening Date: 08/08/2022
Closing Date: 09/15/2022 or until filled
Contact: Chief Stephen Johnson, 124 South Matteson Street, Bronson, Michigan 49028.

The Bronson Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Chief of Police.  The
City of Bronson is located in west central Branch County along U.S. 12, serving a population of approximately
2,400 residents. The agency maintains 24-hour coverage.

The Deputy Chief of Police works under the general supervision of the Chief of Police. The Deputy Chief of
Police is responsible for the administration and supervision of certain aspects of departmental operations as
assigned. Additionally, the Deputy Chief of Police will perform duties and responsibilities as required by state
and federal law and local ordinance and will ensure conduct of the Bronson Police Department is in accord with
federal and state law and local ordinance. The Deputy Chief of Police will also fill a regular rotation on the
patrol schedule. This description may not be inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed. A
complete job description is available upon request.

Interested applicants can obtain an application on our website; please complete both the general application and
supplemental application for police officers and include a cover letter and resume. We are seeking MCOLES
certified candidates only.  Applicants must possess at least 5 years of experience as a full-time police officer at a
minimum.  Applicants must pass background investigation, physical and psychological exams and drug
screening.  Applications can be mailed to Bronson Police Department, C/O Chief Stephen Johnson, 124 South
Matteson Street, Bronson, Michigan 49028.


Part-Time Police Officers (Multiple Positions)

The City of Bronson Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Part-time Police Officer. The City of Bronson is located in west central Branch County sitting on U.S.12, serving a population of approximately 2,400 residents. The agency maintains 24 hour coverage. Interested applicants must completed complete both the general application and the supplemental application (documents are available below) for police officers and include a cover letter and resume. We are seeking MCOLES certified or certifiable candidates only. Applicant must pass background investigation, physical and psychological exams and drug screening.
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