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ABOUT THE VILLAGE
The Village of Milford is 2.5 square miles nestled in southwest Oakland County and is easily accessed from both I-96 and M-59. With a population of 6,520, the Village serves as the central business district for approximately 25,000 people in the surrounding areas. The thriving downtown district draws visitors from communities such as Ann Arbor and Dearborn, while retaining its small-town charm.
The Village boasts six parks within its boundaries. Central Park, located on the banks of the Huron River, is a favorite with the children and teens who enjoy the playscape, basketball courts, tennis court, volleyball court, and ice rink. Fairgrounds Park is adjacent to the Senior Center for easy access to a picnic area. Hubbell Pond Park is the site of the YMCA and Library, and a trail system that runs from Commerce Road all the way to Kensington Park on South Milford Road. The Village is part of the Huron Valley School District with two elementary schools and one middle school located within the Village.
The Village has 74 part-time and full-time employees and a total budget of approximately $15.6 million in fiscal year 2021-2022.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Public Services (DPS) is responsible for a wide variety of tasks within the Village. Employees of the department maintain the Village's six parks, approximately 27 miles of roads, parking lots in the downtown district, the water supply and distribution system, the sanitary sewer collection and wastewater treatment systems, the storm sewer collection system, and the civic center site. The DPS also maintains the Department's vehicles and equipment, as well as Police Department, Fire Department, and Township vehicles.
The Village continues to invest in its Department of Public Services through employee training opportunities and a program aimed at replacing and upgrading a significant portion of the existing heavy equipment over the next few years. The Village also has a number of long-term capital improvement projects scheduled in the coming years to address water, wastewater/sanitary sewer, storm water, and road systems.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Village of Milford is seeking creative and hard-working individuals for a full-time Maintenance Operator position within the Department of Public Services. Employees in the Department complete a variety of tasks and projects to maintain the physical infrastructure within the Village, including streets, utilities, parks, and more.
The primary responsibilities of this position include the operation of various equipment in the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of Village water, sewer/wastewater, street, and storm drainage facilities and systems. This position is also responsible for completing assignments related to landscaping, forestry, and parks maintenance functions to help keep the community looking great and operating smoothly.
Applicants for the position should possess the following minimum qualifications at the time of application. Equivalent combinations of experience and training may be considered.
• • A minimum of the High School Diploma, or its equivalent.
• • Must possess a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License. Must have, or be able to obtain within 12 months, a State of Michigan CDL B with a Tanker Endorsement.
• • A minimum of 1-2 years of related public works/utilities, construction, landscaping, or forestry experience is required. Prior work in a municipal setting is preferred.
• • Experience using a variety of tools, machinery, and equipment.
• • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The following qualifications are not required for the position, but have been identified by the Village as being desirable to the department.
• • State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator License or Water, Wastewater, or Stormwater certifications.
• • Prior experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection and software.
The work environment for this position includes working outdoors in extreme weather conditions & requires employees to have a strong emphasis on safety and demonstrate good judgement, initiative, and resourcefulness in carrying out the assigned duties.
WAGES & BENEFITS
This position offers competitive wages, starting at $21.57 per hour (+/- DOQ). The current pay structure includes regular, annual pay increases. Candidates with a minimum of more than 24 months of prior work experience in a municipal public works or utilities setting, or holding a State of Michigan Wastewater Operator D License (or higher), may be eligible for a higher starting wage.
Full-time employees of the Village are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package which includes insurance, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, 401(a) retirement plan, & more. The Village also offers its employees extensive training opportunities, including participation in programs to help obtain State of Michigan Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater certifications.
Please submit a completed Village of Milford Employment Application via postal mail or in person to the Village Clerk, Village of Milford, 1100 Atlantic Street, Milford, MI 48381
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the first review of applications taking place on September 24, 2021.