Canton Township
  • MSD - Planning
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • 15.45 per hour
  • Variable Hour

The following at-will job posting will remain open until filled.


Variable Hour

Rate of Pay: $15.45 per hour

  • This is an at-will position. Hours are limited and will vary based on the operational needs of the department. Employees in this position are not full-time and will be classified as variable hour 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 history verification, and new hire orientation.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of the position to be considered.
  • This is an external posting open to all applicants. A completed application must be submitted 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.
  • Only applications submitted prior to the posting closing will be considered.

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.

Job Description Attached

Date Posted: April 10, 2023 and May 19, 2023




This is a variable hour position which requires technical/professional or programming abilities related to community planning, zoning, geographic information systems (GIS), forestry, and/or landscape architecture. The primary function of this position will be to assist with tasks related to planning, zoning, GIS, tree program assistance, and similar tasks assigned by the Township.

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

  • Performs technical/professional or programming tasks related to planning, zoning, GIS, forestry, landscape architecture, and Planning Division operations.
  • Operates office machinery and municipal equipment, such as computers, printers, and scanners.
  • Responds to telephone and email inquiries.
  • Assists in communicating and interpreting municipal regulations.
  • Reviews site plans and building plans.
  • Creates and edits application forms and internal procedure forms.
  • Uses GIS software to create new maps, edit existing maps, and assist with database management.
  • Performs routine office procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Graduation from accredited high school or its equivalent; or any combination of experience and training, which will provide the minimum qualifications.
  • Some college courses in planning, zoning, GIS, forestry, arboriculture, landscape architecture, or environmental fields of study required. Minimum of 6 credits in any combination of these fields is required. Twelve or more credits are preferred.
  • Must possess a current, valid Michigan Driver's License with a driving history that does not create liability concerns: which includes, but is not limited to, convictions for reckless driving, careless driving, suspended license, or convictions involving drinking and impaired driving.
  • Good working knowledge of general planning and zoning concepts and/or GIS is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish good working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • This is a variable hour "At-Will" position. Hours will fluctuate. Work hours are determined based on workload, division requirements, availability and budget. Schedules and work hours are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time. Employees in this classification are limited to an average of 29 hours or less per week.


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


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


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

Reports To: Community Planner or designee

Job Description Updated: December 2020

Canton Township
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