Are you, or someone you know, looking for a job? Will you have a college student or teenager looking for work in a few months?
Then they'll want to check out Birmingham's seasonal job fair, to be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course.
"This is an excellent opportunity for us to meet potential employees and answer any questiosn they may have about working with the city," said Assistant City Manager and Human Resources Director Joe Valentine.
According to the city's website, there are many seasonal positions open either with Birmingham's Department of Public Services and its two nine-hole golf courses, Lincoln Hills and the Springdale Golf Course. These include:
- Golf course clubhouse positions: Applicants must have strong customer service experience; experience with restaurants and as a line cook desired. A knowledge of golf is helpful but not required.
- Golf course maintence positions: Applicants should like to work outdoors and have a general knowledge of small power tools and mowing equipment. A basic knowledge of golf is helpful but not required.
- Parks maintence positions: The city is seeking detail-oriented individuals with an interest in landscaping or horticulture. Applicants will work in various city parks and athletic fields around the city, making the grounds "look great."
- General maintenance positions: These individuals will provide general assistance with road maintenance and repairs. Experience and knowledge of small power tools is desired.
Since these positions are seasonal, they may involve evening and weekend hours, the city's website explains. Pay starts at $8 per hour, based on qualifications.
"While we are certainly hopeful this new approach will showcase the great opportunities for summer employment within our operations, we are really excited to find candidates who are looking to serve the residents of the city in a professional and friendly manner," said Director of Public Services Lauren Wood in a press release.
All the seasonal positions within the city may require occasional lifting up to 50 pounds as well as outdoor work with exposure to a variety of weather and environmental conditions. Clubhouse positions are primarily indoors, though.
At the time of application, all job-seekers must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a valid Michigan operator's license with a good driving record. Related work experience and/or certifications is preferred.
To apply before the job fair, submit a completed City of Birmingham Application for Employment (found on the city's website) to the Human Resources Department no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.