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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Public Services
Pay:$52000 per year
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The Public Service Maintenance Worker in Roads will maintain highways, municipal and rural roads and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from a long road or plow snow from roadway.

The Public Service Maintenance Worker- Parks will maintain field time records, prepare reports of work in progress. Materials utilized, on grounds of property using various power tools or heavy equipment.
Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following mowing, trimming, digging, raking, litter picking, shelter janitorial, brush chipping, weed whipping, power snow blowing, hand snow shoveling, and misc. related duties.

  • Required Tasks
    • Major Duties:
    • Perform snow and ice operations - including moving/handling materials, maintaining equipment.
    • Concrete and rough masonry work and asphalt placement.
    • Keep field time records and reports.
    • Drive CDL vehicles to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds, remove snow and ice, and spread salt and sand.
    • Haul and spread sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders.
    • Dump, spread, and tamp asphalt, to repair joints and patch broken pavement.
    • Clean and clear debris from culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, ditches and other drain structures.
    • Erect, install, or repair guardrails, road shoulders, berms, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting using hand tools and power tools.
    • Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
    • Other duties


  • Educational Requirements
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • A valid Commercial Driver's License and a Class "A" Endorsement
  • Experience Requirements
    • Safe and acceptable driving record (No more than 7 points)
    • Maintain valid CDL with A and N endorsements.
    • Maintain Air Brake Endorsement
    • Maintain DOT medical documents as required by the State of Michigan for CDL holders.


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.


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 (Roads) list, 2927 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.

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.

The Charter County of Wayne is Michigan's largest county. We are home to 34 cities and nine townships. From Rockwood to Livonia, from Sumpter Township to the Grosse Pointes, each community in Wayne County offers residents and businesses a unique blend of opportunity to live, work, play and raise families. Headquartered in Detroit, our largest city and the automotive capital of the world, Wayne County offers a diversified economy and high standards for our residents' quality of life. Our history is rich and we take pride in being one of the most diverse communities that values culture, arts, and world-class amenities. Wayne County provides leadership that ensures the County operates efficiently, effectively, and responsibly. We provide transparently while building a stronger County inclusive of collaborations, innovation, and a clear focus on serving our residents.

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