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The Charter Township of Ypsilanti is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. As such, the Charter Township of Ypsilanti provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), national origin, disability, genetic information (GINA), height, weight, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by state and federal laws. This policy of equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination applies to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, working conditions and training.

 

Submit employment applications in person to the Human Resource Department located on the second floor of the Tiden R. Stumbo Civic Center or online through the Township website. Applications remain on file for one year and considered active for positions that become open. Employment opportunities are posted within the following publications and agencies:

  • Ytown.org
  • Heritage Newspapers
  • MLive

*Additional sites or agencies used depending on the open position.

Employment Application 

Part-Time Building Attendant - Posted 11/6/19

Position serves as a receptionist for the Township Recreation Center approximately 10-12 hours a week. Primary responsibilities include monitoring facility use, taking building reservations and program registration, customer service on phone and in-person.

Essential Functions, Qualifications and KSA’s for Employment
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

• Have high school diploma or equivalent
• Have excellent customer service skills both verbally in person and in writing.
• Have excellent data entry skills
• Have accuracy with cash transactions
• Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with good record.
• Be willing to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
**Candidates will be tested to validate skills and abilities for the position**

Job Description

Starting Salary: $15.90/hour
Closing Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 or until filled.


Planning Director - Posted 11/4/19

The Planning Director performs responsible professional land use planning work in maintaining and interpreting the Township comprehensive master plan, Township zoning and related ordinances. Responsible for local land use planning; performing research, analysis and evaluation of various planning and development requests. Oversees community development projects providing technical advice and guidance to the Township Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Essential Functions, Qualifications and KSA’s for Employment
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

• Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration.
• Considerable knowledge of urban planning principles.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of planning and zoning regulation.
• Leadership skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the elected officials, board and commission members, employees, and the public.
• Ability to compile, analyze, and present facts, making appropriate recommendations.
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
• Skill in the use of the computer and computer software.
• Skill and ability to perform mathematical computations.
• Skill and ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints and drawings.
• Ability to critically assess situations, problem solve, and work effectively within deadlines and changing work priorities.
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course study in urban planning with seven - ten years of experience including supervisory responsibilities. Master’s degree in urban planning preferred.
• Experience in identifying grant opportunities, manage submission, and maintain reporting requirements for compliance with federal, state and local regulations preferred.
• State of Michigan registration as building official or plan reviewer is a plus, AICP certification preferred.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record.

Job Description

Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000 DOQ;
Excellent benefit package includes: Medical/Pharmacy/Dental/Vision coverage; Defined Benefit Pension; Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans; Short/Long Term Disability; Life Insurance and PTO.
Closing Date: Friday, November 22, 2019


OCS Executive Coordinator - Posted 11/4/19

Performs supervisory and high level administrative work in the overall planning, organization and execution of the Office of Community Standards collaborative work group inclusive of the Police Services, Ordinance, Building and Planning departments. Performs professional and confidential administrative work as assigned by the director of the Office of Community Standards (OCS) and assists the Building and Planning department directors.

Essential Functions, Qualifications and KSA’s for Employment
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

• Knowledge of secretarial science to prepare correspondence, conduct data analysis and generate reports.
• Skill in the use of the computer software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office applications, various BS&A platforms and Novatime time & attendance program.
• Knowledge of municipal government operations including administration and budgeting practices.
• Ability to analyze complex administrative and organizational problems and to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
• Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, fellow employees, department directors and elected officials.
• Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees.
• Ability to maintain confidential working relationships.
• The ability to communicate effectively with the public and to satisfactorily resolve conflicts and service complaints; the ability to maintain tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public.
• Initiative and resourcefulness in handling problem situations.
• Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.
• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in municipal government operations with a satisfactory record of performance of supervisory and administrative work.
• Knowledge of the streets and landmarks located within the Township.
• Ability to work independently and set daily schedule with minimal direct supervision.
• Ability to work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends as necessary.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Job Description

Salary: $60,964 DOQ;
Closing Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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