Under close supervision, performs entry-level unskilled manual work. May perform the following tasks depending upon the assigned division: custodial work involved with cleaning offices; carries, loads and unloads materials and equipment; digs, shovels and rakes grounds; cleans work sites, sewers, drains and catch basins; assists in the preparation of food and cleans kitchen and dining areas; feeds and cares for animals in the animal shelter and keeps cages and equipment clean; assists higher level employees in building alterations and repairs; performs duties involved with the receiving and releasing of bodies from the County morgue; pumps gas and changes tires; or performs other routine unskilled work as assigned. Is alert to hazards and follows department safety and emergency procedures. Periodically patrols assigned buildings. Checks for any signs of unauthorized entry, or immediate hazards, and reports any problems to the appropriate authorities. May be scheduled for a day, afternoon or midnight shift, including weekends and holidays.
After successful completion of a six (6) month probationary period, General Helpers are promoted to a higher level classification such as Animal Shelter Attendant, Custodial Worker I, Maintenance Laborer, Parks Helper, Groundskeeper I and/or Parks Maintenance Aide, depending upon the assigned division.
Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:
Part-time positions work up to 1,000 hours per calendar year and allow employees the ability to work around commitments outside of the County. We offer summer employment, student positions, college intern positions, and year-round part-time employment.
Those employed full-time receive a full benefits package, growth opportunities and employee training along with generous tuition reimbursement. More details can be found at www.oakgov.com/jobs.
We recognize that your hard work and dedication to the communities we serve are the driving force behind our success and we continually look for additional ways to build a positive work environment. Join us on our journey to continue to make Oakland County a great place to Live, Work & Play.