Employment Opportunities


The City of Grand Haven is seeking a fulltime Custodian. The main duties of this position will include cleaning and maintaining offices, meeting rooms and public areas of all City buildings; set up, arrange and tear down furniture and audio-visual equipment for classes, meetings, and special events; stock and replace light bulbs and bathroom supplies; and report damaged or broken doors, windows, walls and equipment requiring involved repairs. The successful candidate will provide friendly, courteous and helpful communication when interacting with staff and the general public.

This position requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Previous custodial experience is preferred including knowledge of the practices and safety issues involved in cleaning public facilities. The successful candidate will have proven ability to work independently and complete assignments in a timely manner as well as experience in dealing with the public and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. An employee in this position must have the strength, stamina and physical coordination required to participate in heavy physical labor such as lifting extremely heavy items and walking for extended periods of time.

This position is a pay grade 1 with starting salary of $14.34 per hour. The schedule is varied and includes working evenings – 5:00pm to 3:00am. Applications and a complete job description are available at City Hall. Please submit resume and a completed application to Human Resources, Grand Haven City Hall, 519 Washington Ave, Grand Haven MI 49417.

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 at the Human Resources Department located at City Hall 519 Washington Avenue Grand Haven, MI 49417. Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00pm.

The following areas will be hiring for the summer season of 2018:

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 between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

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 30-40 hours per week – including weekends – between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00pm.

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 – including weekends – between the hours of 10:00am and 10:00pm.

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 between the hours of 10:00am and 10:00pm.

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, Monday through Friday (7:00am – 3:30pm) with no nights or weekends.