Canton Township
  • Leisure Services
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • 15.45
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

No benefits

The following at-will job posting will remain open until all positions are filled




Pay Rate: $15.45 per hour

Season: April 1st through September 30th

Shifts available 7 days a week between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Must be available weekends between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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This is routine manual labor and maintenance work in a variety of parks and ground functions. An employee in this class works seasonally for a defined period of time during the calendar year. This position is under the direct supervision of the Park Technician or Irrigation Technician or a lead worker. The employee may also perform routine or repetitive tasks without supervision. This employee will spend most of his time operating power mowers and equipment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Note: These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed)

  • Assists in custodial and general maintenance of park buildings and facilities.
  • Performs general grounds keeping duties.
  • Performs manual labor, snow shoveling, and salting.
  • Assists in the set-up and take down of special events.
  • Ability to operate tractors, sweepers, power mowers of all types.
  • Ability to operate all maintenance equipment.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Graduation from accredited high school or its equivalent; or any combination of experience and training, which will provide the minimum qualifications.
  • A minimum of one full season of verifiable work experience operating power equipment such as mowers, tractors, or other equipment. Recent experience preferred.
  • Ability to drive a van or truck.
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time, often under adverse climatic conditions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish good working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Some knowledge of hand and power tools and the ability to use those tools properly and safely.
  • Knowledge of security practices assuring park safety.
  • Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • This is an "At-Will" position: Work assignments and hours are scheduled based on availability, division requirements and within the confines of the budget. Schedules and work hours are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time due to division needs, budgeting constraints and staff availability.


  • Must possess a current, valid Driver's License with a driving history that does not create liability concerns; ie. Convictions or reckless driving, careless driving, suspended license, or convictions involving drinking and impaired driving.


Reasonable Accommodations: Canton Township provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (734) 394-5260. We encourage all interested qualified applicants to apply for open positions. Request for accommodations will be reviewed case-by-case.

  • Stand - Frequently
  • Walk - Frequently
  • Sit - Frequently
  • Use of Hands/Fingers - Constantly
  • Reach - Frequently
  • Climb - Occasionally
  • Crawl - Rarely
  • Squat or Kneel - Frequently
  • Bend - Frequently


  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30-59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60-100 lbs - Rarely


  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30-59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60-100 lbs - Occasionally

Reports To: Parks Supervisor

Job Description Updated: January 26, 2013

Posting Information: Operator - Parks Department (Seasonal and Part-Time)

  • This is an at-will position. Hours are limited and will vary based on the operational needs of the department. Employees will be classified as seasonal or part-time employees.
  • All candidates will be notified VIA EMAIL of the disposition of the employment application.
  • Being hired to fill a vacant position will require reference checking, background information, working history verification, physical exam, drug screen, driving record verification, and new hire orientation.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements for the position to be considered.
  • This is an external posting open to all applicants. A completed application must be submitted by the posted deadline date to be considered for this position.
  • Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
  • Create an account to apply online or pick up a paper application in the Human Resources Department.

The Charter Township of Canton provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) and is committed to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, height, weight, gender identity, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Canton Township takes great pride in the diversity of our community and promotes diversity in the workforce

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