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The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking resumes from experienced, versatile, energetic, and team-oriented individuals to join its Parks Department team. The Department is staffed by a full-time Director of Parks and Public Spaces, Parks and Public Spaces Coordinator and two full-time Parks and Grounds employees. In addition, numerous seasonal employees assist staff during peak season. The department operates utilizing a team philosophy and values the contributions of each individual team member.

The work schedule of this full-time position is Thursday - Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Qualifications include a high school diploma and a minimum of one year's general laborer or skilled trades experience preferably in a parks and grounds environment and possession of a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) A or B, with air brake and tank endorsements or the ability to obtain such within 120 days of employment. The successful applicant must be able to complete the Parks and Grounds II Training Program within a two-year period from date of hire to remain employed.

The 2018 starting base wage is $16.19/hr. (start step) to $16.72/hr. (1 year step) depending on qualifications. 2018 top base pay is $18.54/hr. (2 year step). Top base pay is received after one or two years of employment, depending on the rate of pay received upon hire. Wage rates are increased annually in accordance with the TPOAM Union Agreement located below.

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 27,000 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 newly opened Medical School. Mid-Michigan Community 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 (PDF)
  2. TPOAM Union Contract (PDF)
To apply for the position, please submit the following items by Monday, May 14, 2018:
  1. Letter of Interest;
  2. Resume;
  3. Job Application (PDF);
  4. Criminal History Background Check Authorization Form (PDF); and
  5. Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization (PDF).

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: ** **
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Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2018.


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The City of Mount Pleasant is an Equal Opportunity Employer