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Posted: March 19, 2018

Organization: Capitol Commission

Job Title: Landscaping and Grounds Tradesperson

General duties:
The employee in this position performs semi-skilled grounds and landscaping work for the Michigan State Capitol Building, which includes operating electric and gasoline-powered equipment and machines and using hand and power tools for work activities. Primary duties include performing tasks common to the care of exterior grounds for grass, perennial and annual flower beds during the summer, and snow removal during the winter. Landscapes grounds area, maintains irrigation systems, and applies lawn care chemicals and pesticides. Performs planting, weeding, raking, trash pick-up, and other functions related to the upkeep of the parking lots and lawn on a year-round basis. Ensures tools and equipment are in proper condition and performs minor repairs and service to equipment and tools. Work is performed under regular supervision, but with experience, individuals are expected to perform routine projects and tasks independently.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license;
  • Minimum one year of work experience in landscaping or grounds-related work;
  • Experience operating and maintaining a variety of heavy lawn equipment, motorized vehicles, and common hand/power tools used for exterior maintenance and landscaping;
  • Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position;
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities acceptable, including related work experience in grounds maintenance and building trades;
  • Willing and able to work irregular hours on a frequent basis, including weekends, evenings, holidays, and overtime as required;
  • Able to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis;
  • Willing and able to work outside in inclement weather conditions; and
  • Able to pass criminal history background check.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., April 5 via and include a cover letter and resume.


Posted: February 23, 2018

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Research Analyst

General duties:

  • Gather, synthesize, and analyze scientific, technical, and non-technical information to provide high-quality, unbiased information to state legislators and legislative staff;
  • Communicate findings in writing or orally to support public policy development and bill drafting;
  • Learn the intricacies of the legislative process, become familiar with the sources of information unique to the Legislature, and develop consulting relationships with Legislative Service Bureau clients; and
  • Draft policy resolutions for state legislators.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree required, with a special emphasis in public health;
  • Minimum of one year of relevant work experience required, such as basic public policy research, legislative or state government experience, or subject area experience;
  • Experience in data analysis, research, and report writing required;
  • Experience in public health, particularly environmental health or health policy, is strongly preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills required, including excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to quickly develop expertise on a wide range of issues and topics required; and
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and irregular hours as required.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 19 via and include a cover letter, resume and transcripts.