Employment Opportunities

Full-time Employment Opportunities


ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER

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:

  • 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.
  • Firefighter I and II certification or completion of Fire Academy
  • Valid State of Michigan Paramedic License (at the time of hire)
  • 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.

Applications can be downloaded from our website or obtained in person at the Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights.  All documents listed under "Qualifications" must be submitted at the time of application as well. Incomplete application packets cannot be accepted. Complete application packets must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2020 in the Human Resource Department.

ACT 78 CIVIL SERVICE PROCESS:

  1. Must pass Civil Service written examination administered by Dearborn Heights or EMPCO written examination with a score of 70% or higher
  2. Must pass an Oral Interview with a score of 70% of higher.
  3. Must pass background check.
  4. 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.

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.

The next Oral Board is scheduled for Monday, October 19. 


ENTRY-LEVEL LABORER

SUMMARY: There are three 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.

 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. Applications must be submitted by  Monday, November 9, 2020 to be considered for this round of testing/interviews.

The City of Dearborn Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.