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Full-time Employment Opportunities


CIRCULATION MANAGER (LIBRARY)

Summary: Works under the general direction of the library branch manager and library director. Responsible for administrative, supervisory and direct service work overseeing the general circulation operations of the library, including all adult and juvenile circulation functions; all other related work, as required.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the operations and personnel of the circulation department, including registering new borrowers, checking out materials, administering museum passes, and maintaining complete and accurate records.
  • Assists patrons as they borrow or return materials.
  • Maintains accurate and current circulation statistics; prepares monthly report for the Library Branch Manager and/or Director.
  • Assists in the development of library policies and procedures, particularly as related to circulation.
  • Trains and instructs staff and volunteers; provides staff with information on new procedures and materials.
  • Enforces and interprets library policies pertaining to circulation of materials and use of equipment; assists patrons in the use of library facilities and resources; answers inquiries on procedures in person and by telephone.
  • Reviews and purchases materials for purchase; maintains rental audio book collection.
  • Organizes monthly displays and exhibits.
  • Attends informational and instructional conferences and workshops related to library operations.
  • Supervises shelf reading for adult services; weeds shelves for assigned areas.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates.

Work Environment:

Work is performed under typical library conditions; the workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations which require advance planning; regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work. The employee operates standard office and library equipment. The employee has frequent contact with library patrons providing routine information and assistance and dealing with complex customer service issues; also has regular contact with other libraries, vendors and community organizations. Contact is in person, as well as by telephone and in writing. The employee has access to confidential patron records.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Michigan Drivers License and a mode of transportation to allow transit between library branches.
  • Must have at least two years of college credits.
  • Four years of professional library experience; experience in automated circulation management; supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology. Thorough knowledge of circulation department operations. Broad knowledge of literature.
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons. Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to learn computer operations and related library databases, and the ability to operate library equipment.
  • Excellent computer skills, customer service skills, oral and written communication skills,  and organizational skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Minimal physical effort is required to perform most duties. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, use hands to operate equipment, climb, stoop, reach with hands and arms and move stacks of books and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and use a computer.

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 here. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 5 p.m.

DEPUTY PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR

Job Summary: Responsible for developing, implementing and supervising a wide variety of recreational activities. Good sports management skills desired. Successful candidate must have the ability to supervise full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, maintain accurate records, and deal courteously and effectively with the public. Works closely with the director in developing departmental policies and the annual budget. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with specialization in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field with a minimum of three years experience in a supervisory position. 
  • 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 here. Applications are due by Monday, August 9, 2021 at 5 p.m.
 

SENIOR CITIZENS COORDINATOR

Job Summary: Responsible for planning, organizing and directing all senior citizen programs. Also responsible for building management and staff management. Responsible for public relations, advertising, attending Senior Council and Commission on Aging meetings. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with specialization in Parks and Recreation Administration, Gerontology or related field OR five years of directly related work experience in a senior citizen facility/senior organization.  
  • 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 here. Applications are due by Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5 p.m.

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 eperry@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.


LABORER

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

  1. For the Water Department, laborers are responsible to executive 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.

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 a 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 here. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 10, 2021  at 5 p.m.

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.

To apply for this position, please submit an application to the Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 3, at 5 p.m.

Part-time Employment Opportunities

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 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. 

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.