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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Department of Public Services
Pay:$36080 - $41600 per year
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Public Service Maintenance Workers (Parks) are employed in the Department of Public Services, Parks Division. They
perform a variety of tasks related to the cultivation and care of landscaping and grounds. Employees plant flowers, mow
grounds, trim shrubs, pull weeds, repair structures, maintain buildings and remove snow from grounds and surrounding parks
areas. Employees also perform minor repairs and maintenance on equipment utilized in grounds keeping and install, erect
or repair guardrails, roads shoulders, beams, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting. Public Service
Maintenance Workers (Parks) also assist with a variety of special events, including: Light Fest displays and Light Fest
Operations, Jazz Fest, with putting up tents, traffic control and parking assistance. Employees perform other duties as

At the time of application and appointment, applicant must have:
• A High School Diploma or GED; AND
• A valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver's License with Type "A" endorsement and a safe and acceptable driving


Proof of education must be submitted with application.

Appointees must obtain a CDL "N" endorsement within the first three (3) months of their probationary period. Appointees
who do not obtain the "N" endorsement will be removed from the Public Service Maintenance Worker position pursuant to
the Department of Personnel/Human Resources and Department of Public Services procedures.
As a condition of employment, appointees must:
1. Have a drug screen when hired and submit to random drug screen thereafter;
2. Agree to a criminal history check.
Names on the resulting eligibility list will be certified only to positions in the Parks Division of the Department of Public


Experience and training will be worth (100%).


To establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6)
months but may be extended.

The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used only when there are no persons available on the current
established Public Service Maintenance Worker (Parks) list, 2906 OC. This will remain in existence until exhausted or
terminated by the Department of Personnel/Human Resources.

This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed
from the list.


Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where
applicable. Payment is on a bi-weekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave
pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete application form (P/HR-210), which may be obtained at the office of the Department
of Personnel/Human Resources or apply by visiting The application will be used for determining
eligibility for admission to the examination and as a basis for rating experience and training.

Investigation and Probationary Period: An investigation of character and past employment will be conducted. Appointees
must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with
the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.

Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10)
points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5)
points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for and proof of eligibility must be
submitted at the time of the examination.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO
Utilization Report, please visit

Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne
County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing
or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-
3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

Appeal of Rejection: Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne
County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing of
the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.

Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice
of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20)
days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.

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