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Full-time Employment Opportunities


DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

Full-time, Non-union Position

JOB SUMMARY
Assists the Comptroller in analyzing current and past budgets, preparing and justifying budget requests, and allocating funds according to spending priorities in governmental service agency. The City of Dearborn Heights is a public corporation. The employees of the City are required to serve citizens and customers in a tactful, courteous manner; job requires an ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, department manager, elected officials, and general public. Job requires good communications skills. Employees in this position must demonstrate integrity and honesty.

QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting AND at least two (2) years of experience in the areas of bookkeeping/accounting/auditing. Previous experience should also include planning, organizing, and directing a fiscal program with an automated accounting system.

Candidates must complete the General Government Civil Service Process, which includes passing a written examination and a panel interview. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screening as well as a thorough background check.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of assigned functions within the Comptroller’s Office
  2. Manages information technology financial systems, accounting, analysis reporting, and cost studies that are critical to the City’s general management system and policy decision-making.
  3. Oversees the maintenance of all major financial proceedings of the City including payroll, claims, the Water Billing Department, etc.
  4. Provides general accounting services to City departments.
  5. Oversees the preparation of financial and management reports.
  6. Assists the Comptroller to direct the development and implementation of City-wide policies for the control of financial systems.
  7. Assists the Comptroller to develop and implement organizational and departmental plans and programs.
  8. Assists the Comptroller to develop the annual budget and performs actual-to-budget analysis.
  9. Conducts fiscal analysis and prepares cost projections.
  10. Identifies operational problems and formulates appropriate solutions.
  11. Prepares reports and correspondence.
  12. Reviews, interprets, and implements new and revised legislation affecting the operations of the City.
  13. Acts in the absence of the Comptroller.
  14. Assists in supervising of staff in the Comptroller’s Office.
  15. Assists the Comptroller and Auditors in completing the annual (and intermediary) audits.

COMPENSATION & WORK SCHEDULE
Salary Range:              $55,000 to $62,000 (based on skills and experience)
Hours of Work:           Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The City offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD/Life/STD, paid vacation, sick and holiday time. All deputy positions within the City are not entitled to overtime. This is an exempt position. There is a 180 days probationary period for this position.

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.

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 psychological examination and 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 psychological examination and 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

Dearborn Heights City Libraries
Librarian I – Permanent Part-time  20-25 hours/week

 General Summary:  Under the general direction of the Library Director or designee, performs a variety of library tasks requiring a working knowledge of library procedures.  Duties may include planning and conducting age appropriate library programs, assisting patrons with reference and reader’s advisory questions, and assisting with the selection and maintenance of the library collection.

Essential Job Functions:  An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Assists patrons in locating materials and information, utilizing various technologies and a working knowledge of the library system, including library cooperative and Library of Michigan resources.
  2. Provides reference and information service assistance to patrons using both print and electronic resources.
  3. Performs technical support duties, including collection development and acquisition control under the supervision of the Library Director or designee.
  4. Compiles data and completes a variety of reports using both manual and computerized spreadsheets and databases.  Researches and makes recommendations to the Library Director or designee on ways to gather data, improve existing reports or initiate new reports.
  5. Maintains assigned Library web pages.
  6. Plans and prepares library programs and displays.
  7. May lead group tours through the library, explaining library services and procedures.
  8. May be assigned supervisory responsibilities for work activities of other service area personnel during a special project, or for weekend shifts.
  9. May be assigned to provide support in either branch of the Dearborn Heights City Library as the Library Director sees the need.
  10.   Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

  1. Must possess a Master of Library Science or the equivalent from a school of library science accredited by the American Library Association (A.L.A.)
  2. Must have a valid Michigan Drivers License and be able to demonstrate that there are no prohibitions that prevent the use of that license to drive between the two branches of the Dearborn Heights City Library.
  3. Must qualify for state certification from the Library of Michigan as follows –
  • Librarian’s Permanent Professional Certification, or
  • Librarian’s Professional Certificate, or
  • Special Professional Certificate
  1. Knowledge of modern library service techniques, practices and principles.
  2. Ability to serve library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  3. Ability to operate computers, their operating systems and a wide variety of advanced operational and related software programs, including web creation software.
  4. Must possess intermediate word processing, database and spreadsheet software skills.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including patrons and colleagues.
  6. Ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely in written, verbal and electronic formats.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an environmentally controlled setting.  Walking surfaces are well lit, tiled and/or carpeted.

This is a position that places a low physical demand on an individual, requiring a limited range of motion.  The use of both fine and gross muscles of the body is governed by the essential tasks, and may be supported by reasonable accommodations.  Work is performed in the optimal working envelope of neck to navel and within arms reach.  The use of a ladder, or steps, to reach shelving outside the work envelope is common.  The employee is required to reach from approximately floor level to six feet.  The side rotation of objects is approximately 24 inches (shelving of books).  The employee is regularly required to lift objects of +/- 5 pounds, and occasionally lifts objects of 10 pounds.  The employee must be able to manually write and work with a keyboard.  The ability to use a phone system is essential to this position.   Vision or assisted vision is required.  Limited hearing is acceptable.  Verbal communication is essential.

Individuals with physical impairments can be accommodated to perform most of the essential tasks of this position.  Being able to drive a vehicle is essential to move between the two library branches.  The use of mobility assistant devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc., is not a hindrance to this position.

Wage: 
Start -        15.80 per hour
6 months    16.68 upon passing probation
1 year        17.55

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.


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. 

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.

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.