City of Ypsilanti
  • 23-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Department of Public Services
  • Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • 14.82 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, dental, and vision insurance, Short-Term Disability, Retirement, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off

FLSA: Non-Exempt


This position requires an individual to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of parks and other city-maintained properties, the collection of solid waste, and/or the maintenance of city streets and infrastructure. An individual in this classification performs activities within departmental guidelines. Under the direction of a crew leader or other supervisor, the individual completes tasks as assigned using methods and procedures as set forth by the department.


Streets Division

- Maintains and repairs City properties, streets and infrastructure to include, but not limited to, snow removal, salting, patching of streets, cement repairs, alley maintenance, drainage maintenance, mowing berms and brush and leaf pickup

- Rebuilds/constructs structures such as sidewalks, street curbs, guard rails, manholes, drainage basins and similar items

- Removes hazards from streets such as trees, trash, chemical spills and vehicular accident material

- Places and removes emergency street signs and barriers

- Maintenance of City trees to oinclude removal, trimming, planting, disease control, and stump removal.

- Performs related work within the general knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth.

Environmental Services Division

- Collects solid waste containers, including recyclables or yard waste as assigned, and deposits the containers into a collection vehicle, and returning containers to the prescribed area; makes special collections as assigned

- Notes variances to prescribed service

- Observes surrounding conditions such as citizens, equipment, property, etc., in order to ensure that solid waste is collected in a safe manner; regulates traffic in hazardous conditions in order to ensure safety conditions for the collection personnel and the general public

- Responds to complaints at the curb; resolves complaints within scope of authority; explains actions to supervisor

- Performs related work within the general knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth.

Parks and Facilities Maintenance Divisions

- Maintenance of City trees to include removal, trimming, planting, disease control and stump removal

- Maintenance of City parks to include mowing of grass, seeding, leaf removal, ballfield maintenance and field marking, facility/play equipment repair and maintenance

- Performs routine City building maintenance, and maintenance at City building/property sites including mowing and snow and ice removal

- Performs private property protection as ordered by the code enforcement officer to include boarding or buildings and site cleaning such as mowing and trash removal

- Prepares parks for public and private activities

- Installs new park equipment

- Maintains park buildings to include regular cleaning, painting, fixture repairs and replacement

- Performs related work as assigned within the general knowledge, skills and abilities set forth

All Divisions

- Performs a daily visual inspection of assigned vehicle and assigned equipment, and refers obvious defects and needed repairs to supervisor, prior to the execution of daily tasks

- Washes vehicles and equipment as assigned

- Maintains proper radio or other communications with the office to receive or report variances to standard operations

- Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards

- Responds to emergencies at all hours and in any weather condition

- Performs related work as assigned within the general knowledge, skills and abilities set forth


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age and high school graduate or GED equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

- Possess and maintain a valid Michigan driver's license

- Working knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in roads, building, and parks maintenance. Some knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.

- Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.

- Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions.

- Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.

- Ability to lift and carry materials in excess of 50 pounds while in a bending, stooping or other non-upright position on a frequent basis

- Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse filed conditions.

- Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisor and the public.


The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to: stand, walk or sit, talk or hear, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Also, the employee will frequently be required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and to reach with hands and arms.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally will be required to lift objects or exert a force equal to that of 100 pounds. Vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions to include extreme cold or heat, inclement weather and night conditions for periods in excess of eight hours.

The employee frequently works in high places and is frequently exposed to wet and or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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