(Seasonal) Grounds Maintenance Worker

Harrison Township, MI
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Student (High School)

PAY RATE: $11.65 per hour (up to 600 hours per year or 120 days per season).

Eligible part-time employees will receive up to a $3.00 per hour retention bonus for all hours worked from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Additionally, eligible seasonal employees will receive a $0.60 per hour seasonal bonus for all hours worked. For details, click here.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Work activities in this position primarily involve the maintenance of park grounds.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The list below is intended to describe the general nature of duties only. Employee shall perform additional duties as assigned.

  • Plants and cares for trees, shrubs, and turf areas
  • Empties trash barrels
  • Cleans picnic areas, restrooms, and roadsides
  • Picks up litters using a prod, by hand, or machine
  • Operates push mower and weed whip to maintain lawn areas
  • Operates golf cart and utility vehicles
  • Operates 1 ton dump truck for park maintenance
  • Operates irrigation system where applicable
  • Operates light riding mower to maintain lawns


  • Ability to use hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate push/power driven mowers and other turf equipment.
  • Ability to work varied hours depending upon park demands.
  • Ability to traverse sandy, marshy or wooded areas with even or uneven terrain.
  • Ability to load, unload and move materials between work locations.
  • Ability to get along with co-workers, supervisors, and park visitors.
  • Ability to distinguish letters and symbols.
  • Ability to perform essential functions.


  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of materials, tools, practices and methods of grounds maintenance. 
  • Ability to apply knowledge of turf maintenance and tree planting and care.

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