Summer Job Opportunities

Current Openings

For College Students
Start May/June through Aug/Sept
Flexible with start/end dates

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have valid drivers license in good standing and agree to background through Department of Motor Vehicle

Pay:     $11.00 per hour starting wage
Note:  This is a Seasonal position with offers no benefits

Road Crew/Traffic Regulator
Several openings in all garages (Coopersville, Grand Haven, Hudsonville and North Holland)
Duties will include but are not limited to:  Traffic Control Operations; misc. help with road crew (ex; brush clearing), general cleaning or basic maintenance to the grounds or buildings (interior and exterior.) M-F 7:00am-3:30pm

Maintenance Help
One position — job share between North Holland and Hudsonville Garage
This position will help Maintenance department between shared garages cleaning or basic maintenance of the grounds and buildings (will work both inside and outside).  Examples would be mowing the lawn, painting lines, etc.  M-F 7:00am-3:30pm

Engineering Department (One position open)
Position is based out of the Grand Haven office.  This position will assist the department with surveying and other tasks assigned.  Work will be mostly outdoors and may entail walking through brush, traversing up and down steep slopes, carrying equipment, and being in and around moving traffic.  Ideal for someone in Civil Engineering or similar program. M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

Traffic Department (one position open)
Position is based out of the Grand Haven office.  This position will work independently after training assisting the department with setting and retrieving traffic counters, conducting radar speed surveys, computer entry, and other studies.  Ideal for someone in Traffic Engineering or similar program.  M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

How to Apply

Complete an application

Submit filled application (required), resume, and cover letter. Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an application.

You may submit your application, resume, and cover letter by MAIL, IN PERSON, or EMAIL

Mail/In Person:
Ottawa County Road Commission
Human Resources Department
14110 Lakeshore Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Office hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



If filling out the application electronically, be sure to download and save the fillable PDF file, and open it in Adobe Acrobat or another PDF program before filling it out. Be sure to fill the application in its entirety and save the file before sending.