Employment Opportunities

Harbor Transit Transportation Director

The City of Grand Haven, in conjunction with Harbor Transit Multi Modal Transportation System, is seeking an individual to serve as our Transportation Director. The successful candidate will oversee our demand response bus system covering five municipalities and 55 square miles, manage our trolley program for special event rentals and perform contract administration over the Grand Haven Memorial Airport. Our current staff includes 17 full time, 52 part time and 3 seasonal employees. The Transportation Director reports to the Harbor Transit Multi Modal Transportation System Board of Directors which meets bimonthly. Overall responsibilities include financial management (budget ad capital expenditures), long range strategic planning, personnel management, buildings and fleet maintenance and transit system technology.

A Bachelor’s Degree in business, public administration, or a related field is required. Several years’ experience in overall management and coordination is necessary as well as proven supervisory skills. Experience in researching, developing, and administering complex departmental budgets, contracts, and grants for State and Federal budgets is preferred. Knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations regarding municipal public transportation services and the ability to coordinate and implement complex policies and standards is also desired.

Applications and a complete job description are available at City Hall. Please submit your resume and three professional references along with a completed application to Human Resources, Grand Haven City Hall, 519 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417. The salary is commensurate with experience and education. Position is open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Work Place

Summer Employment Opportunities

The City of Grand Haven regularly hires individuals to fill positions for the summer months. These openings are in a variety of areas and are scheduled on a part to full time basis depending on the position, the events scheduled in Grand Haven during that time frame and the schedules of the other individuals in the department/area.

All positions require individuals to be at least 18 years of age and to be available for the entire summer season without long breaks or vacations. Most positions require work on weekends and holidays. All positions require work during the week of Coast Guard Festival. Previous proven work experience is preferred and solid work references are expected.

All summer employees are a vital link between the City of Grand Haven and its residents and visitors and therefore, all candidates must be prepared to function in an “ambassador” role in addition to completing the tasks of their assigned position.

Applications are available on line and at the Human Resources Department located at City Hall 519 Washington Avenue Grand Haven, MI 49417. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5:00pm.

The following areas will be hiring for the summer season of 2017:

WATERFRONT
Staff are responsible seven days per week for the clean and orderly appearance of the City. Staff clean all parking lots, dumpsters, fish cleaning station, public restrooms, downtown sidewalks and curbs and empty trashcans. The ability to work long hours on your feet and to lift heavy bags of trash is required. The ability to talk with residents, answer basic questions and provide directions is critical. Staff is scheduled to work 30-40 hours per week.

MARINA
Staff are responsible seven days per week for assisting and registering boaters and working effectively with the charter fishermen. They are also responsible for the clean and orderly appearance of the Marina grounds. Ability to work with computer software is required as the DNR reservation system is used at the Municipal Marina. This position requires a high level of one on one customer service delivery. Previous experience with boating is preferred but not required. Staff is scheduled to work 20-30 hours per week.

MINIATURE GOLF
Staff are responsible seven days per week to work with guests to allow play on the 18 hole miniature golf course located between Chinook Pier and the Farmers’ Market. Daily activities will include opening the course; maintaining the grounds which will include picking up trash, weeding areas around the building, the various holes and along the fences; taking money and making change for the patrons; and closing the venue in the evenings. This position requires a high level of customer service delivery. Staff is scheduled to work 20-30 hours per week.

HARBOR TROLLEY
Staff provide a narrated tour of the City of Grand Haven on a designated route. Primary requirements are an ability to drive and talk at the same time, make change and keep detailed records and be able to obtain and maintain a Commercial Drivers’ License. This is a critical ambassador job and will require individuals with a love for people and a willingness to work long hours. Staff is scheduled to work approximately 35 hours per week.

PARKS
Staff are responsible Monday through Friday for lawn care associated with the City properties, parks and green space which includes Mulligans Hollow, Marina, Harbor Island, Cemetery, etc. Their responsibilities include mowing grass, weed whipping and edging, planting and weeding flower beds, and maintaining the planters throughout downtown. Staff is scheduled to work 40 hours per week with no nights or weekends.

STREETS
Staff are responsible Monday through Friday to assist in the Streets area of the Department of Public Works. Regular duties will include assisting with concrete work, painting curbs and fire hydrants and any other duties in the general streets of the city. Staff is scheduled to work 40 hours per week with no nights or weekends.

FACILITIES
Staff are responsible for assisting the fulltime staff in the Facilities area of the Department of Public Works. Duties may include interior and exterior painting, assisting with general office set up and organization, and light maintenance within the facilities owned by the City of Grand Haven. Staff is scheduled to work 40 hours per week with no nights or weekends.