Employment Opportunities

Full-time Employment Opportunities

INSPECTORS


The City of Dearborn Heights is accepting applications for Full-time Inspectors. This individual will be responsible for conducting inspections on residential, commercial and industrial properties. This individual must be a registered Inspector with the State of Michigan (in compliance with Act 54) or capable of registration shortly after employment, High School graduate, and hold a Masters License with 10 years of field experience.  Individual must also have a valid State of Michigan driver's license and must pass criminal background check. To apply for this position, please submit an application by clicking https://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/dearbornheights/published_documents/Forms/HR/genapp.pdf or obtained in person at the Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights.  The deadline to apply is Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5 p.m.

POLICE OFFICER
Starting salary $40,000
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid, non-restricted Michigan driver’s license. All applicants must have the following documentation at the time of application:
  • College transcripts indicating 60 hours of college credit in criminal justice. For applicants who do not have 60 college credits completed, please submit proof of employment as a full-time police officer. Applicants with three years of full-time employment as a police officer do not have the college education requirement. Each year of full-time employment as a police officer will replace 20 college credits in the education requirement. Therefore, candidates may have a combination of college credits and police officer work experience.
  • Proof of completion of the Police Academy or proof of current enrollment in the Academy
  • For applicants who have completed the Academy, a letter from MCOLES proving certification or ability to be certified
  • EMPCO test score (or proof of registration for future exam)
  • A copy of MCOLES physical agility certification. To clarify, all candidates must have a current MCOLES physical agility certification or must be registered for the upcoming examination at the time of application.
An official application must be submitted IN PERSON and may be obtained online at http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/dearbornheights/published_documents/Forms/HR/Employment%20Application_Police_Fire.pdf or from Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights.

ACT 78 CIVIL SERVICE PROCESS:
  • Must pass Civil Service written examination administered by Dearborn Heights OR EMPCO written examination with a score of 70% or higher
  • Must pass an Oral Interview with a score of 70% of higher.
  • Must pass background check.
  • Must pass post-offer physical examination with a drug/alcohol screening.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until posted otherwise.
To schedule complete a profile and take the EMPCO test for these position, go to https://www.empco.net/testing/ and follow the instructions. There is a fee to take the examination, but results of this one test will be accepted by all participating police departments in Michigan.

 ENTRY-LEVEL LABORER

Starting salary $15.61/hour

SUMMARY: There are four types of jobs under the laborer classification:

  1. For the Water Department, laborers are responsible to execute and maintain water repair and maintenance tasks.
  2. For the Highway Laborer, laborers are responsible for maintaining and fixing roads.
  3. For the Building Maintenance, laborers are responsible for repairing and maintaining public buildings and parks.
  4. For the Ordinance Department, employees are responsible for code enforcement throughout the City.

Although there are four types of jobs under the laborer classification, employees may be expected to be able to perform duties in all categories. 

EDUCATIONAL AND DRIVING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver’s License – Class B with the Air Brake Endorsement (temporary is acceptable)
  • Must meet General Government Civil Service Driving Standards

 CIVIL SERVICE PROCESS:

  • Must pass Civil Service written examination with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Must pass an Oral Interview.
  • Must pass background check.
  • Must pass post-offer physical examination with a drug/alcohol screening.

To apply for this position, please submit an application to the Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights. Applications can be downloaded by clicking www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us.

Part-time Employment Opportunities

POLICE CADETS

We are in need of cadets to work in the Dearborn Heights Police Department Jail. These are part-time positions and are limited to 28 hours per week. Starting pay is $12/hour.  To apply for this position, please submit an application by clicking https://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/dearbornheights/published_documents/Forms/HR/genapp.pdf or obtained in person at the Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights. 



The City of Dearborn Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.