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Seeking Members To Join The Muskegon County Urban Safety Corps

Actively seeking AmeriCorps members to serve with the Muskegon County Land Bank

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What is the Urban Safety Corps?

Located in various Muskegon County Sites, the program with the oversight of the Muskegon County Land Bank will work with City of Muskegon and City of Muskegon Heights Public Safety to implement initiatives to increase public safety by decreasing victimization and increase community awareness in the urban core neighborhoods in Muskegon County. The interventions employed by the program are intended to reduce blight, support community by promoting communication among residents / organizations and engage volunteers from across Muskegon County Neighborhoods to stimulate not only service but national service as well. 

Available Positions:

There are multiple opportunities to serve with the Muskegon County Urban Safety Corps. New members can either serve full time or part time based on the position in which members are applying for.

Full Time Positions:

There are 5 Full time positions to begin this fall. Full time members must commit to a one year of service (1700 hours) and be able to serve Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some additional evening and weekend meetings. Upon Completion, members will receive an education stipend of $5,730, and a living stipend of $12,630 annually to be distributed bi-weekly. Access to healthcare and access to childcare is also available. Members will also benefit from professional development throughout the service year.

There are two positions available with the City of Muskegon, two positions with the City of Muskegon Heights, and one with the County of Muskegon. The positions are as follows:

Urban Safety Corps—City of Muskegon Heights

Work with neighborhood officers and Muskegon Heights Public Safety staff to assist in coordinating neighborhood associations/block clubs and those associations goals and strategic planning, survey community members, canvass neighborhoods and engage with citizens on upcoming events and community projects, foster positive relationships with citizens and neighborhood revitalization, assist with neighborhood clean-ups to increase public safety, organize community projects and collaboration events, participate in target hardening activities, provide community resource information. Participation in training for these activities is required. Participating in training for these activities is required.
Ideal Skills: public speaking, written communication, leadership, conflict resolution, computer/technology community organization, teamwork, trade/construction

Urban Safety Corps—City of Muskegon

Work with community officers and Muskegon Public Safety staff to attend and accomplish objectives established at neighborhood association meetings, canvass neighborhoods and engage with citizens on upcoming events and community projects, assist with neighborhood clean-ups to increase public safety, organize community projects and collaboration events, participate in and promote citizen’s police academy, participating in blight fight and target hardening activities, providing community resource information to the community. Participation in training for these activities is required.
Ideal Skills: public speaking, written communication, leadership, conflict resolution, computer/technology community organization, teamwork, trade/construction

Urban Safety Corps—County of Muskegon

This member position will create and maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related data within Muskegon County’s Enterprise GIS, ensuring adherence with established standards and procedures. Member will assist in reviewing legal property descriptions and the creation, analysis, and production of variety of maps and GIS datasets to correlate and map out communities incorporated with the Urban Safety Corps.
Create maps and graphs using GIS software and related equipment; meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, and develop applications; conduct research to locate and obtain existing databases; gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS; compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photos, and existing maps; enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales; analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data; prepare metadata and documentation; operate and maintain GIS system hardware and software; move, copy, delete, and add files, drawing, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer; present information to users and ask questions; retrieve stored maps; make connection and assist with visualization of Compstat data to GIS mapping; participate in and help coordinate AmeriCorps community projects.
Ideal Skills: knowledge of personal computing systems, GIS software, and business application software in a network environment, knowledge of standard record keeping systems, skill in drawing and maintaining GIS data within ESRI GIS software platform, public speaking, ability to do detailed work repetitiously, ability to complete work –related duties and responsibilities under the pressure of a fixed schedule and deadline; ability to perform standard mathematical computations accurately, leadership, conflict resolution, community organization, teamwork

Part Time:

There are 10 part time positions available to begin in the spring of 2019. This is a summer opportunity to be a part of a team, receive professional development, and assist with community beautification in Muskegon and Muskegon Heights. Part time members must commit to a service term of 900 hours and be able to serve Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Upon Completion, members will receive an education stipend of $2,907.50 and a living stipend of $6,315 annually to be distributed bi-weekly. Access to healthcare and access to childcare is also available. Make a difference in your community and help with the blight elimination efforts!

How to Apply:

Please submit resumes and references to Amanda Grover at groveram@co.muskegon.mi.us
Any questions may be directed to Amanda Grover at (231) 724-6154