Township

Position Openings

Firefighter (Daytime & 24-Hour Shift)

Ada Township is seeking qualified candidates for two (2) full-time firefighter positions. The positions available have the following shift structure:

  • Daytime Position: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • 24 Hour Position: Rotating 24-hour shifts

General Position Duties Include (See job description for all duties):

  • Responds to fire and medical/rescue calls
  • Assists in fire investigations as requested
  • Inspects and maintains equipment related to firefighting operations
  • Visits area preschools and elementary schools and presents courses on fire safety and awareness

Position Requirements (See job description for all requirements):

  • Maintain State of Michigan Firefighter 1 and II certification
  • Maintain a Michigan Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License
  • Two Years fire service/rescue and emergency medical service-related activities

For the full job description please click here - Firefighter Job Description

Compensation range for the position is $21.32 to $27.72 per hour (DOQ), plus a full benefit package (health, dental, vision) including a defined contribution retirement plan with a 10% Township contribution and a monthly phone stipend. A full benefit summary is available upon request.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references and which shift structure (Daytime or 24 Hour) you are applying for to David Murray, Fire Chief at dmurray@adatownshipmi.com or by mail at PO Box 370 Ada, MI 49301 by 5:00 pm on Thursday December 28, 2023.

Ada Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Position – Buildings, Facilities & Grounds Department

Ada Township is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time maintenance position in the Buildings, Facilities & Grounds Department. The position will have a non-traditional schedule and will be Monday – Friday weekly with the work shift beginning at 10 AM and ending at 7 PM (1-hour unpaid lunch included). Seasonally the position will need to work later in the evenings for events like summer concerts, holiday events, etc. In addition, at least once a month the position will have Thursday and Friday off and instead work that Saturday and Sunday for weekend rental check-ins and routine duties. There is scheduling flexibility depending on the season and departmental workload.

Township facilities associated with the duties of this position include the Township Hall, maintenance building, water towers and pump stations grounds, streetscapes, four active recreational parks, several nature preserves, a library, museum, cemeteries, paved and non-paved trail systems. Within several facilities are amenities such as public restrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, an amphitheater, parking lots and information systems.

General Position Duties Include (See full job description for specific duties):

  • Perform Maintenance on Township Facilities (Buildings, Parks, Trails)
  • Seasonal Snow Removal and Landscaping Work
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of athletic fields and recreation equipment
  • Provide custodial services for park buildings, shelters, restrooms and other facilities; maintains reports and inventory of maintenance of custodial supplies and equipment
  • Collect and dispose of trash from parks, buildings, trails and other areas
  • Operate and maintain maintenance vehicles, equipment and tools

Applicants are required to have minimum of high school diploma, 1 year experience in building, grounds or park maintenance and/or related field. For a full job description please click here - Maintenance Worker Job Description

Compensation range for the position is $21.39 to $27.80 per hour (DOQ), plus a full benefit package (health, dental, vision) including a defined contribution retirement plan with a 10% Township contribution and a monthly phone stipend.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Dennis Brinks, Buildings, Facilities & Grounds Director at dbrinks@adatownshipmi.com or by mail at PO Box 370 Ada, MI 49301 by 5:00 pm on Friday January 5, 2024.

Ada Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator

Ada Township is seeking a highly qualified individual to join our Parks & Recreation Department to assume the role of Recreation Program Coordinator. This exciting full-time position requires a commitment of 40 hours per week, offering a competitive compensation package ranging from $23.57 - $30.64 per hour. In addition, we provide a comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, vision) including a defined contribution retirement plan with a 10% Township contribution and a monthly phone stipend.

This position is primarily housed out of the Parks & Recreation office located at Ada Township Park (1180 Buttrick Ave. SE, Ada, MI. 49301).

General position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and organize recreational programs to meet the diverse needs and interests of the community
  • Coordinate event schedules with a variety of external agencies and internal departments
  • Develop and manage budgets for recreational programs, ensuring efficient use of resources and materials
  • Effectively utilize recreation software to support program and departmental operations
  • Market and promote recreational programs to increase community participation
  • Collaborate with other community organizations to enhance program offerings

For a full job description please click here - Recreation Program Coordinator Job Description

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to the contact listed below no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, January 7th 2024. (Applications may be submitted via mail, or email)

Attn: Wesley Deason, Director – Parks & Recreation, 7330 Thornapple River Drive SE. PO 370 Ada, MI 49301 or via e-mail at Wdeason@adatownshipmi.com.

Ada Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Election Inspectors Needed!

Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons is actively inviting individuals with an interest in participating in the electoral process to apply for the role of Election Inspector.

Election Inspectors are paid positions that are trained to work in the precincts on Election Day, process absentee ballots in absentee voter counting boards, or run early voting sites. They are made up of republicans and democrats and work under the direction of each jurisdiction’s local clerk.

What Election Inspectors Do:

  • Assist voters at polling places during Early Voting and on Election Day
  • Verify voter information upon check-in at the voting location
  • Process absentee ballots in an Absentee Voter Counting Board
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state election laws
  • Uphold the security of the voting process and confidentiality of voters

Requirements for Election Inspectors

Eligibility criteria for individuals seeking to serve as election inspectors involve the following requirements:

  • must be a registered voter. However, those 16-18 years of age and a Michigan resident may also serve as additional inspectors,
  • must submit an Election Inspector application to their local clerk, and
  • cannot be a poll challenger, candidate, or member of a candidate’s immediate family, in that election where that candidate is appearing on the ballot.

Application Process

To apply, individuals may contact their local city or township clerk to fill out an application. In addition to their name, address, and date of birth, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position such as education or experience.

Training Sessions

Training sessions to become an Elections Inspector begin on January 16 and run through mid February 2024. To sign-up for one of Kent County’s trainings, visit here. Once hired, new Election Inspectors will be partnered with a veteran Election Inspector to become more comfortable with the process.

“With the Presidential Primary taking place on February 27, our need for additional Election Inspectors is now,” Lyons emphasized. “Please join us in this important work to deliver the secure, transparent, fair, and accurate elections Kent County voters know and deserve!"

Additional information on Election Inspectors, including the application form and County training schedule, is available on our website at KentCountyVotes.com.