Van Buren Township

Parks Maintenance


Description :

The Charter Township of Van Buren, Michigan is seeking part-time year round maintenance.                                                                  

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Community Services or his/her designee, this employee is responsible for monitoring the parks, cleaning park pavilions, picking up litter, cleaning park bathrooms, emptying trash receptacles and general light maintenance.

Essential Job Functions. Duties and Responsibilities

An employee in this position may be called upon to perform any or all of the following essential job functions, duties and responsibilities. These examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by an employee assigned this classification and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed in this position.

Parks part-time maintenance staff may work various shifts throughout the week, weekend and holidays.  Employees need to be available to work shifts as early as 7:00 a.m. and as late as 10:00 p.m. Shifts generally last 7 hours, totaling 21-28 hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications

  • Able to carry out written and oral instructions
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as unaccompanied
  • Knowledgeable in the safe use of hand tools
  • Able to do light maintenance
  • Able to operate park vehicles (automatic transmission)
  • Able to empty trash receptacles (in excess of 50 lbs.)
  • Able to work in an outdoor setting
  • Self-motivated – may work unsupervised
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must be able to empty trash receptacles (in excess of 50 lbs.)
  • Must be able to use hand tools
  • Must be available to work a varied shift, including weekends and holidays

Physical Abilities and Work Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; when visiting parks or construction sites the incumbent may be required to walk on uneven and slippery surfaces, be exposed to all weather conditions, dust and pollen, and mechanical hazards such as construction equipment; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside Township boundaries to attend meetings.

 Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The Charter Township of Van Buren is an equal opportunity employer

Contact :

Please submit application to:

nsumpter@vanburen-mi.org.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled