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City of Detroit Street Maintenance Helper in Detroit, Michigan

Street Maintenance Helper

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Street Maintenance Helper


$23,108.80 - $27,331.20 Annually


314 Coleman Young Municipal Center, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Dept of Public Works

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Under general supervision, performs physically strenuous semi-skilled labor on street, alley and curb repair and construction, building demolition, and other related miscellaneous maintenance and construction projects.

Examples of Duties

  1. Operates wackers, liquid asphalt applicators, tampers, fire pans, and other power and/or handheld tools in performing repair and maintenance tasks to streets, alleys and curbs.

  2. Patches and fills cuts, cracks and holes in paved and unpaved streets and alleys with asphaltic materials and/or concrete.

  3. Utilizes pneumatic and/or hand tools to break up concrete, asphalt and earth.

  4. Digs, backfills, shovels and/or rakes and lutes asphalt to a rough grade.

  5. Raises and positions sewer catch basins and manhole covers to new grade.

  6. Posts parking restriction signs prior to start of repair and maintenance activities.

  7. Boards up buildings and structures.

  8. Assists in knocking down and removing dangerous walls and structures.

  9. Assists in erecting or dismantling small bridges, ramps, signs, fences, docks and other similar structures.

  10. Prepares and removes barricades, guard rails, and stands for construction and special project purposes.

  11. Cleans or removes debris, snow and weeds from streets, alleys, sidewalks and lots.

Minimum Qualifications


High School graduation or G.E.D.

Two years of experience in heavy labor work including one year of experience in asphalt and/or concrete paving.


Employees in this class may be required to operate a motor vehicle. Valid State of Michigan Operator License required.


  1. Written Examination: 70%

2.Evaluation of Training, Experience, and Personal Qualifications: 30%

  1. Oral Appraisal: Pass/Fail

  2. Total: Examination, Evaluation of Training, Experience, and Personal Qualifications, and Oral Appraisal: 100%

Domicile Credit 15 points

Military Preference 0 to 15 points

Supplemental Information


  • Work involves significant field activities with exposure to seasonal weather conditions

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.



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Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


Do you have a required valid State of Michigan Driver License?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you possess at least two years of experience in heavy labor work including one year of experience in asphalt and/or concrete paving?

    Required Question


City of Detroit


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Ave ste 316

Detroit, Michigan, 48226




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