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Township Employment Opportunities



(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)


Do you like working outdoors in any weather? 

Do you have experience with electrical controls and components?

Do you have a high technical and mechanical aptitude?

Do you enjoy working independently as well as being part of a team?


Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for an Associate Collections Operator.  We offer paid comprehensive training, use of a municipal truck, and an excellent benefit package.  The Associate Collections Operator will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the  Wastewater Division and will learn skills for wastewater treatment and equipment maintenance


Starting Salary:  $16.00/hour  DOQ


About Us:

The Genoa Township Utility Department is responsible for overall management, planning, and operation of the municipal water and sewer systems for Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa Townships.  The department oversees two (2) wastewater treatment plants, a sanitary collection system with over 500,000 linear feet of pipe and 56 pump stations, two (2) water treatment plants, and a water distribution system with over 750,000 linear feet of pipe, eight (8) water towers, and five (5) booster stations.  Today, the Utility Department has 25 employees located amongst the Township Hall, Marion-Howell-Oceola-Genoa Water facility, and the Genoa-Oceola Wastewater treatment plant. 

The wastewater collection system functions to transport the wastewater generated at a home or business to the plant for treatment prior to reintroducing it back into the environment.  Wastewater is transported via gravity pipes, at home grinder pumps, pump stations and force mains.   Maintaining these components and keeping them clean and in good working order is required to maintain services for homes and businesses and environmental protection as the backup of wastewater can cause significant damage to property and the environment. 


Primary Function: 

Under direction of the Wastewater Deputy Director, the successful candidate will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of pipes, pumps, valves, and electrical controls. The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Performs maintenance inspections of wastewater pumping stations.  Includes recording of run hours, cleaning of level control devices, monitoring of performance indicating parameters (Amps, volts, sound, etc…), and noting physical conditions of the station for specific maintenance tasks such as cleaning and repairs. 

2.      Performs field replacement of at-home grinder pumps systems.  Also must be able to diagnose pump problems, disassemble and repair pumps, and install new pumps in at-home systems.

3.      Operates loader and tractor for debris removal, and loading and unloading of equipment.

4.      Operates a crane unit for pump removal and replacement.

5.      Inspects and cleans collection system piping including manhole inspections, sewer line cleaning and air release maintenance.

6.      Maintains grounds and facilities including snow plowing, painting and minor landscaping.

7.      Works with customers and residents experiencing sewer related problems, explaining corrective actions and serving as a good steward of the Utility Department.

8.      Evaluates pump and level conditions through remote computer monitoring systems of pump stations.

9.      Responds to emergency calls in the collection system and provides after hour field assistance as needed.

10.  Performs confined space entries upon receipt of certification and training.

11.  Performs all related work as required.


Minimum Level of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

1.      MUST have a valid Michigan driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

2.      MUST have an acceptable driving record with no DUIs within the past six years.

3.      Ability to work with computers, internet applications and software such as but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, ICloud based Utilities, etc. is required.

4.      Completion of high school or its equivalent.  Post high school attendance at workshops or courses for water and wastewater highly desired.

5.      Ability to read and interpret plan sheets and construction drawings is desired.

6.      Mechanical aptitude with some knowledge of mechanical, electrical equipment and training is desired.

7.      Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs is required. 

8.      Ideal candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug and physical exam.

9.      Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and pay explicit attention to detail. Clear and concise written and verbal communication is extremely important.

10.  Situational awareness of surroundings is a must while working in or around operating machinery.

11.  No pending felony or misdemeanor cases.


Working Conditions:

Environmental aspects (weather, dust, noise, odor, etc.) play an important role in this job.  Must be able to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions and will perform duties at several treatment plant, collection system or distribution system locations.

Primary functions require sufficient physical mobility to work in the field environment to walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement.  Must have the ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull heavy amounts of weight. The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee occasionally works in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electric shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.

Statements on all job descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification.  Job descriptions are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills. The employer reserves the right to change the job at any time. Genoa Charter Township is an equal opportunity employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to:  kim@mhog.org.  You should put “Collections Operator” in the subject line.


GCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.


Area Employment Opportunities

Paid-on-call Firefighter

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is accepting applications for the position of paid-on-call Firefighter at all five of our stations. The department is looking for community minded residents that are interested in helping serve the community in which they live.

No training is required to apply, although applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Michigan Driver's license and live within Brighton Township, Genoa Township or the City of Brighton.

How to Apply

Applications are available at Station 31 at 615 W. Grand River avenue or can be downloaded at www.brightonareafire.com. The Brighton Area Fire Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information call Anne Campbell at Brighton Area Fire Department at 810 229-6640 ext 24.

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