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Office Professional I - Recreation Department

Office Professional I - Recreation Department The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking a customer service-focused and team-oriented individual to join its Recreation Department/Partners Empowering All Kids Program (PEAK) team. Use your skills to work closely with and support our community in providing school-aged children with educational, enrichment, and recreational activities. The successful candidate will work closely with residents, community partners, and staff to deliver a variety of recreation/PEAK opportunities throughout our community.

A high school diploma and two years of responsible clerical experience, or two years of college and six months of responsible clerical experience are required. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of office equipment, grammar, problem-solving skills, time management, and enjoy working with the public in a team-based environment.

The successful candidate will be organized, forward thinking, and people-oriented, with exceptional customer service skills. Familiarity with State of Michigan Child Care Licensing guidelines is preferred, but not required. Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, employees, volunteers, participants, and the public is an expectation.

The work schedule for this part-time position is Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The major responsibilities include, among others:

        • PEAK program registrations and record-keeping;
        • State of Michigan Child Care Licensing renewals and compliance;
        • Development and organization of program binders and materials; and
        • Other administrative duties for recreation/PEAK programs.

Hiring wage is $16.87/hour to $17.43/hour, depending on qualifications. The 2021 maximum pay for an Office Professional I is $20.55/hour. Maximum pay is available after one or two years of employment, depending on the rate of pay received upon hire. Wage rate information is available in the TPOAM union contract. Advancement to higher level Office Professional classification with increased compensation is available. Such advancement opportunities involve skills testing.

Selected applicants will be required to complete the following skills testing by Monday, April 26, 2021:

  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Basic Mathematical Calculations
  • Filing
  • Data Entry
  • Microsoft Windows General Skills
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Typing

All applicants tested will not be invited for an interview.

City of Mt. Pleasant profile:

Mt. Pleasant is a growing and financially stable community located in the geographic center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. We are a warm and friendly community dedicated to retaining our small-town traditions while building a vital economy. The area population officially stands at 26,016, but can swell to two or three times that number due to special events and the approximate 30,000 daily visitors to the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino located at the east City limits.

We are also home to Central Michigan University’s 17,000 plus students and many of its employees. CMU offers more than 170 programs at the Bachelor, Master, and Specialist Degree levels, as well as their Medical School. Mid-Michigan College has a Mt. Pleasant Campus for those who wish to transfer to a university or prepare for a career in health, business or industrial technologies. In addition, five other colleges and/or universities are within 45 miles of Mt. Pleasant. This community is dedicated to education and offers seven neighborhood schools, one middle school and two high schools. In addition, there is one parochial and two charter schools.

The Mt. Pleasant community provides an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities ranging from hockey to chamber music concerts. Golfers are especially pleased with the 13 courses available within a 30-minute drive. The City Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of recreational programs for all ages, including youth soccer, softball, golf, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. In addition, the City operates and maintains 11 parks comprising 300 acres, offering venues for picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and hiking. The Isabella County park system adds another 900 acres with similar opportunities as well as camping and cross-country skiing.

The City of Mt. Pleasant offers a competitive fringe benefit package; including a cafeteria plan which offers medical, prescription, dental, vision and life insurance; a MERS pension, available matching deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, educational support, and wellness benefits.

Additional information:
  1. Job Description
  2. City of Mt. Pleasant Culture Document
  3. TPOAM Union Agreement
  4. TPOAM Letter of Agreement - contract extension
To be considered for this position, please submit the following by Wednesday, April 14, 2021:
  1. Letter of Interest;
  2. Resume;
  3. Job Application; This is a public position, as such the City cannot guarantee confidentiality once the applicant accepts an invitation to interview. If you would like to request confidentiality during the pre-interview phase, please indicate your request on the application form.

Submit these materials to:
City of Mount Pleasant
Human Resources Department
320 West Broadway Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-779-5314
Fax: 989-779-5317

By email: ** **
(**Please combine multiple documents into a single Word or PDF file before submitting, incomplete documents will not be accepted**)

First round interviews will be virtual on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

We anticipate the selected candidate to begin work in June, 2021.

The City of Mount Pleasant is an Equal Opportunity Employer