CIty of Grand Rapids - Development Center

CIty of Grand Rapids - Development Center

CIty of Grand Rapids - Development Center

We will provide a experience for those seeking work in municipal environment. Selected candidates will get exposure to careers in community planning, building inspections, government administration, and economic development.  
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

The City of Grand Rapids Development Center brings together people from Planning, Building Inspections, Permitting, Engineering, Code Compliance, Fire Department, and others to make it easier for our community to build or renovate buildings in Grand Rapids. Structures need to meet certain standards so they aren't dangerous to the people using them, and so they fit in the community. We call these standards “building codes" and "zoning regulations”.
We also verify that improvements to structures and properties meet our community's standards. This includes where different types of activities are allowed, what building materials are used, how stormwater is managed and how utilities are designed. If you hear talk about “code compliance” we’re talking about making sure buildings and properties meet these standards.

How many internships are you providing to the program?: 2
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: No
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk), By Car
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: Bus line 22 (Free Dash Bus) stop right at our office building.
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: Equity is a core value of the City of Grand Rapids. https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Departments/Office-of-the-City-Manager/Strategic-Plan