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City of Bronson seeks Community Development Fellow to spearhead city-wide projects in the City of Bronson through 15-month position

We’re excited to announce that Bronson has an open fellowship position for 2023-24! Our fellow will work with our team for 15 months on projects that strengthen ties between our residents and ultimately improve the quality of life in Bronson. Fellows play a vital role by adding more capacity to our programs so we can accomplish all the goals we’ve set as a community. Our fellow will work on community building projects such as grant writing, assisting with an update to the City’s Master Plan and Zoning Ordinances, completing Redevelopment Ready Communities tasks, economic development, and more!

This fellowship is managed by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). CEDAM is a coalition of leaders across Michigan’s community development sector that work to create vibrant, inclusive spaces for all people to live and work. Through programs, advocacy, and other resources, CEDAM promotes community development and equity.

This is a full-time, salaried 15-month position beginning May 2023. The deadline to apply is March 5 – see the full job description and steps for how to apply here: Click Here


DPW Laborer Position Opening:

The City of Bronson seeks a full-time laborer for the Department of Public Works. Position maintains City roads, parks, cemetery, sewer and water infrastructure, plows snow, leaf collection, lawn mowing and other general maintenance tasks. Applicant must be able to perform several physically demanding tasks including heavy lifting, climbing, outdoor work in all weather conditions and working on or near road ways. Must possess a valid State of Michigan CDL-B license with air brake endorsement or be able to obtain one within 6 months.

Pay range is $20-$23 per hour depending on qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates with water or sewer licensing with the State of Michigan along with higher starting compensation. Complete job description and application is available at the bottom of the page or at City Hall (141 S. Matteson Street). Applications can be submitted by email to b.mersman@bronson-mi.com or in person at City Hall. Position is open until filled.

Utilities Director- Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Opening
City of Bronson Wastewater Treatment Plant
Branch County, Michigan

About the City of Bronson Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Bronson Wastewater Treatment Plant serves the City of Bronson (population 2,303).  Bronson is located on US-12 between Coldwater and Sturgis.  Bronson is within an hour drive of major cities including; Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The current treatment plant underwent significant expansion in 1993, and is well-maintained.  The plant occupies a 4-acre site adjacent to County Drain 30 which flows to Swan Creek.  The plant is rated to treat .5 MGD, and has one (1) Utilities Director and one (1) wastewater treatment plant employee.  The City also has three (3) Department of Public Works employees that assist with the plant on a limited basis, along with the operation and maintenance of the sanitary collection system and water distribution system.  The budget for 2022-23 is just over $500,000 in revenues and operating expenses.

About the Position
Utilities Director is the plant's chief executive officer and is responsible for the facility's administrative, operational, planning, compliance reporting, and financial aspects. The incumbent is retiring after over 42 years of service to the Plant.

Qualifications
Well-qualified candidates will have five or more years of managerial experience, including five years’ experience managing a sewer and/or water organization comparable to the Plant, and a college-level education with an emphasis in engineering, business, public administration desired, or another applicable combination of experience and education. Certification under the state of Michigan wastewater operator licensing program is advantageous. A wastewater “C” license is required to operate the plant. S-3 and D-3 Michigan water licenses are also highly desired.  Candidate should have, or must be able to obtain licensing in short order. 

To view a complete job description and the recently adopted FY 2022-23 plant budget, go to www.bronson-mi.com.

Compensation
The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $78,000 DOQ. Compensation includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to an excellent health care plan (BCBS); flex medical reimbursement plan; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; defined benefit pension plan; life and AD&D insurance.

How to apply
Send resume, cover letter, and application (available from Bronson-mi.com) via email to b.mersman@bronson-mi.com or mail or delivery to City of Bronson, Attn: Brandon Mersman, City Manager, 141 S. Matteson Street, Bronson, MI 49028.

The position is open until filled.  First review of applications will take place September 7, 2022.

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