Kent County - A Progressive Leader in Public Service
Kent County is committed to providing services to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of our citizens. Many of these services are mandated, while some of the services exist to enrich the lives of our community.
"Abraham Lincoln once said: 'With public trust we can do anything. Without it we can do nothing.' It is in that light that I view public service -- especially at the local level -- as the most honorable of callings. Our purpose is to serve the public and its interests, and that is something we can never lose sight of. The public is the only reason we exist."
-Daryl Delabbio, County Administrator/Controller
What We Do
As public servants, our employees are committed to making a difference; they value the importance of their work. The excellence of their work is visible throughout our community. On an annual basis we:
- Immunize 12,000 children
- Dispatch 130,000 police and fire calls
- Recycle more than 14,000 tons of garbage
- Approve more than 300 adoptions
- Collect approximately $100,000,000 in child support
- Award nearly $1.179 million in victim restitution
- Conduct 2,500 property appraisals
- Feed 2,000 zoo animals each day
- Process 25,000 voter registrations
- Perform 3,600 restaurant inspections
- Provide safety and security for nearly two million passengers at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Kent County recognizes the individual needs of its citizens. To best service their needs, Kent County is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse, well-qualified workforce that is understanding and responsive to the changing needs of the community.
If you are interested in public service and would like an opportunity to contribute to your community, Kent County should be your employer of choice. Employment opportunities exist in the areas of General Government, Health and Welfare, Public Safety, Judicial, Recreational and much, much more.
KENT COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
"Kent County... where diversity and inclusion matter"