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Full-time Employment Opportunities


ANIMAL CONTROL/ORDINANCE OFFICER

Job Summary:
  • Receive and answer complaints from the public regarding domestic animals and wildlife within the city
  • Patrol the streets of the City for stray or unlicensed animals and take the appropriate action. Investigate and prepare reports of all animal bites in the city
  • Dispose of all dead animals through appropriate protocol
  • Transport all unlicensed, stray or uncontrolled animals to the animal shelter that have been impounded by the city
  • May examine captured or impounded animals for injuries and deliver injured animals to the proper veterinarian facility for medical treatment under the existing protocol
  • Prepares, types and keeps records of violation and tickets issued related to blight, grass, etc. 
  • Schedules follow-up procedures for violation issued
  • Prepares records as necessary for court appearance
Qualifications
  • Preferred State of Michigan certification for Animal Control
  • 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. Applications are due by Wednesday, July 16,, 2021 at 5 p.m.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT OFFICE MANAGER

Job Summary:
  • Plans office activities and work projects and assigns personnel responsibility for carry out and completing specific projects and duties
  • Coordinates activities of various office units in order to provide designated functions or services with minimum delay and optimum efficiency and accuracy
  • Informs personnel of changes, interpretation of law, codes, programs, policies or procedures
  • Assists and advises contractors, builders, architects, engineers, general public in submitting applications relative to zoning, sign, demolition and electrical boards
  • Prepares correspondence, reports and records as reported by the Director
  • Answers citizen complaints and trains employees in various work environments
  • Prepares and maintains work schedules, reports and records
  • Assistant to Director on all matters for the department including budget, correspondence, reports and appointments
  • Supports the Planning and Zoning Boards (including Agenda preparation, Minute taking, correspondence)
  • Maintains all staff absence records
  • Plans inspection schedules
  • Performs any clerical functions needed due to absences
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the Department Director

 Qualifications

  • Must have at least 60 college credits
  • Must have three to five years of recent management experience preferably in a municipality
  • 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. Applications are due by Wednesday, July 7,  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 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.
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 Monday, June 28, 2021 at 5 p.m.

 

CIVILIAN DISPATCHER

SUMMARY: Employees receive emergency 911 calls, complaints, and inquiries from the public, evaluate and dispatch police, fire and emergency medical services. This work of this division is maintained 24 hours per day, seven day per week, including weekends and holidays. Employees are assigned to work days and midnight shifts, including weekends and holidays.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED

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.
  • Must pass post-offer psychological examination.

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, June 28, 2021, at 5 p.m.

 

MARKETING LIBRARIAN

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Library Management Team, this position develops and implements strategies which increase the community’s awareness of library services and programs. This position coordinates information among the Friends, management, and staff to create a clear and unified identity and voice for the library.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a Master's Degree in library science
  • At least two (2) years of public service experience, or previous library experience

CIVIL SERVICE PROCESS:

  • Must provide documentation pertaining to completion of degree as well as work experience.
  • Must pass a Civil Service 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, June 28, 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 www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us. Applications are due by Monday, June 28 2021, 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 no later than June 16. 

The City of Dearborn Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.