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Street Department Superintendent

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking application materials from strong leaders who are flexible, clear and consistent communicators, dedicated to providing a high level of service to citizens, community visitors, and colleagues, who work well in a self-directed setting, and have a deep commitment to encouraging and promoting a team work environment to fill the position of Street Department Superintendent.  If you have a passion for leading a team and a desire to positively impact the City’s street maintenance operations, then this is a great opportunity for you. 

If you are looking for an organization where you can realize the professional growth that you aspire to, we encourage you to apply.  In addition to the Superintendent, the Street department is staffed by ten highly skilled and experienced Street Maintenance Specialists and one Motor Pool Mechanic, who function closely with a three person Engineering Staff, two Office Professionals, four other DPW Department Heads and the Division Director.  This position works very closely with many departments throughout the City and in an integral part of City infrastructure maintenance and repair.  The Street Department is responsible for 75.52 miles of city streets. Beyond working on major Capital Improvement Projects, the department maintains and works to improve the street system, sidewalks, and the sanitary and storm sewer systems associated with the streets. The department is also responsible for the street sweeping, snow removal, sign maintenance, leaf pickup, tree removal and trimming, spring tree planting, brush collection, and the Christmas tree pick-up program.

The normal business hours for the Department of Public Works front office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; however, the hours for this position will vary.  This is a salaried exempt position and can be expected to work a minimum of 45 to 50 hours a week.  Starting salary is in the mid to upper $60’s, depending on qualifications.

Successful candidate must be passionate about employee development, possess strong communication skills and extensive knowledge of street maintenance processes and best practices, as well as have a good sense of humor.  Municipal or public sector and union environment experience is preferred.  The ability to adapt and accept change in priorities with ease; provide guidance and delegate responsibilities to a strong team in a fast-paced environment, work with others to develop efficiencies within the department functions and across department lines, be available and flexible with work schedule, understand MDOT regulations, ACT 51 Funding, experience in budgeting, CIP, Cost Estimating, Bid processes and capable of working on multiple projects and issues concurrently.  Possession and continued maintenance of a Valid Michigan driver’s license, Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (group A or B designation), and a continued safe driving record in accordance with the Michigan Vehicle Code and Motor Carrier Safety Act and City policies.  Positive and proven abilities in project management, problem-solving and public speaking with a background in excellent customer service skills, is desired. 

The City of Mt. Pleasant offers a robust and generous fringe benefit package which extends coverage in a variety of areas, such as; medical, prescription, dental, vision insurance and employee life insurance coverage options; a housing incentive, a MERS defined benefit pension program, deferred compensation programs with an employer contribution, medical and dependent flexible spending accounts, non-taxable tuition reimbursement program and a variety of wellness incentives offered through our voluntary HealthSteps Wellness Program.

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 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.  Our 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.

Additional information:
  1. Job Description (PDF)
  2. PACT Policy Handbook(PDF)
  3. Organizational Chart(PDF)
  4. City of Mt. Pleasant Culture Document(PDF)
To apply for the position, please submit ALL of the following items by Friday, March 31, 2017:
  1. Letter of Interest;
  2. Resume;
  3. Completed Job Application (PDF); 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.
  4. Driver's Addendum(PDF);
  5. Completed Criminal History Background Check Authorization Form (PDF);
  6. Completed Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization (PDF);

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 12 and 13, 2017.

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

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The City of Mount Pleasant is an Equal Opportunity Employer