Township building
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Work for the Township

Many people work together to make Pere Marquette Charter Township the progressive, efficient, pleasant place it is!  From Elected officials to full-time and part-time employees, Board and Commission members to volunteers, there are countless ways to be involved in your community.

This page will serve to let interested people know of any openings in the Township, and provide a means for interested people to apply for any open positions.  Please read carefully, as some positions are only open to Pere Marquette Charter Township residents, and some have additional requirements.


Staff Openings:

Assessor – MAAO (3)

     The Board of Trustees of Pere Marquette Charter Township (Mason County, Michigan) is seeking a qualified individual for the full time position of Assessor.  Pere Marquette Charter Township is a Lake Michigan community with 2,300 parcels including Residential, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Utilities, DNR, and Personal Property with a combined SEV of $470M.  Two major utilities are under contract to a Level 4 Assessor.

     The Assessor is responsible for the preparing, maintaining, and certifying all assessment and tax records; certification of tax rolls; and preparation of documents for the Board of Review and Michigan Tax Tribunal.

     Minimum requirements are a current State of Michigan Assessing license of MAAO (3) and three years of experience as an Assessor.  PPE certification and a thorough understanding of property assessment principles, laws, and regulations is required.

     The Assessor does market studies and documents uniform property valuations.  He/She also works cooperatively with Township and County offices and staff, the property owners, and others.  Experience with BS&A software, Apex, and Microsoft Office is required.  Must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and pre-employment physical.  Must have an unrestricted driver’s license.

     The Assessor keeps regular office hours and works a 40 hour week, with one evening Board meeting per month required.  Salary is $45,000 - $54,000 DOE, and includes a comprehensive benefit package including health and pension.  Full Job Description here.  Interested persons please forward your resume, completed Township job application, and letter of interest to: 

Paul A. Keson, Township Supervisor

1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.

Ludington, MI  49431

This position is open until filled, with employment starting by April 1, 2015.  Pere Marquette Charter Township is an equal opportunity employer.


Board of Review

We have openings for a Board of Review alternate member.  Learn about the Board of Review on our Board of Review information page.  Alternates attend all meetings of the Board of Review, to ensure they are prepared to set in as needed.  There are 3 - 4 meetings in March, and one meeting each in July and December.  Members must be Pere Marquette Township residents, be eligible to vote in the Township, and be property tax payers. First degree relatives of the Township Assessor are not eligible to serve on the Board of Review. 

This position is paid "per meeting."  If interested, please download your application HERE, and mail to Township Supervisor, Paul Keson, at the Township offices.


Zoning Board of Appeals

We have positions open for two "alternates" on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  ZBA meets in regular session four times per year, with additional meetings as needed.  Applicants for "alternate" should be able and willing to attend some regular ZBA meetings on a volunteer basis to become familiar with current issues and be able to step in when needed as an alternate.  Alternates will only be paid for meetings they are required to attend.

Read about what the ZBA does on our ZBA page.  Members are appointed for three-year terms, and interested folks can download a printable application which you can fill out and mail to us.  Members and alternates on the ZBA must be residents of Pere Marquette Township.  Employees and contractors of the Township may not serve as ZBA members.

This position is paid "per meeting" for meetings the alternate is required to attend.  If interested, please download your application HERE, and mail to Township Supervisor, Paul Keson, at the Township offices.