Residents

Full-time Employment Opportunities

POLICE OFFICER

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 can be submitted via email to humanresources@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us and may be obtained online at here 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.
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 FIRE FIGHTER

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age or older, and possess a valid, non-restricted Michigan driver's license. Must present at time of application:

  1. College transcripts indicating at least 30 hours completed beyond Fire I and II and paramedic (unofficial transcript is sufficient for application purposes). For applicants who do not have 30 college credits beyond Fire I/II and paramedic, please submit proof of employment as a full-time firefighter. Each year of full-time employment as a firefighter will replace 20 college credits in the education requirement. Therefore, candidates may have a combination of college credits and firefighter work experience.
  2. Firefighter I and II certification or completion of Fire Academy
  3. Valid State of Michigan Paramedic License (at the time of hire)
  4. Certification from CWW Firefighter testing program (written and physical agility) or equivalent. All candidates must have a current physical agility certification or must be registered for the upcoming examination at the time of application.

 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.

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 fire departments in Michigan.

An official application can be submitted via email to humanresources@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us and may be obtained online at here or from Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights.

Part-time Employment Opportunities

Field Engineer: 

Reporting directly to the City Engineer, the field engineers will work mostly on site in different settings they spend only a small percentage of their time at an office.

Field engineer duties include inspecting City projects and infrastructure, directing contractors or city staff on site, conducting research, and reporting on project status. Field engineers will make sure that everything works smoothly and engineering designs are being followed.

Field engineer responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with citizens to determine needs and explain complex issues
  • Manage field activities and implement engineering designs
  • Diagnose construction problems and recommend solutions
  • Resolve malfunctions or other crises when they arise
  • Oversee repairs and technical improvements
  • Inspect and test material and machinery for safety
  • Supervise and direct onsite crew (e.g. technicians)
  • Draft and submit reports

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil or Construction Engineering from an accredited University.
  • Minimum of 5 years Paid experience in a field engineer position or similar role.
  • Well- versed in all aspects of field engineering, including but not limited to, underground and building construction.
  • Understanding safety guidelines.
  • Attention to detail and outstanding communication skills
  • Analytical mind and strong problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather and occasional weekends.
To apply, please submit an application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resource Department. 

Bus Driver for Senior Center Trips:

Under general direction of the Recreation Director and Deputy Director, bus drivers operates motor coaches to transport passengers in a safe, efficient and courteous manner. Drivers are responsible for collecting fares and completing necessary inspections and reports.

Bus drivers may be required:
  • To drive a 28-passenger bus for senior citizens to and from venues.
  • To assist disabled passengers into and out of vehicle. 
  • To secure passengers' wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize wheelchairs during trip. 
  • To operate radio or similar device to communicate with base station or other vehicles to report disruption of service. 
  • To keep records of trips and behavior of passengers. 
Qualifications: High school diploma/GED required. Valid CDL with P-endorsement. Must pass background check and drug/alcohol test. 

Starting at $16.00 per hour.  Please note that hours are minimal through the winter. 

To apply, please submit an application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resource Department. 

The City of Dearborn Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.