The City is looking to fill more than 100 seasonal positions to beautify Detroit

  • General Services Department hosts multiple job fairs for on-the-spot hiring
  • Minimum qualifications with starting pay at $15.30 an hour


The City of Detroit General Services Department is looking to fill hundreds of seasonal positions for summer 2023, prioritizing grounds/maintenance to help keep the Motor City clean, safe, and vibrant.

“Filling our summer seasonal positions is crucial to keeping Detroit beautiful,” said Crystal Perkins, Director of the General Services Department. “After working one season in our Grounds Maintenance Division employees began to take pride in our city and this pride shines for their family and friends to see and follow their lead.”

With pay starting at $15.30 an hour for the General Environmental Technician 1, there are multiple hiring fairs where the City will hire qualified Detroiters on the spot, and those who are 18 and up are strongly encouraged to apply before the fairs. 

"What we do best is keeping our city parks and facilities looking good, which is just what the residents of Detroit deserve. We have an army of dedicated employees, that are on duty working hard, who take pride in performing their jobs. We're looking for more of the same, who want to join our team", said Rosemary Edwards, Asst. Director of Grounds Maintenance, General Services Department. "Ultimately, it takes a village, a community to beautify the city, and these jobs allow people to make a big impact." 

Though these roles are seasonal, the work is crucial. Tasks range from the physical labor of routine grounds/landscape maintenance work and/or construction, maintenance and repair work, and general cleaning and janitorial work in municipal buildings and facilities. Seasonal Positions can also lead to full time job opportunities within the City of Detroit General Services Department."

"It's all about community pride; We have lifelong Detroiters helping to keep our neighborhoods and parks clean, as their involvement inspire others communities throughout the city to pitch in and become valued city partners,” said Jamal Harrison, Deputy Director, General Services Director.  “We are grateful for their efforts and partnership.”

Hiring Fairs: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 1-4 Lasky Recreation Center 13200 Fenelon St. Detroit, MI 48212

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9-1 Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center 11687 American St, Detroit, MI 48204


  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
  • Driver's License Preferred


  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the position's requirements.
  • Employees are required to wear appropriate safety attire by departmental and OSHA safety regulations. 
  • Driver's license (only required if operating a vehicle), Ability to work in a team environment, Attention to detail, Ability to solve problems quickly.
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