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City Employment


Thank you for visiting the City of Birmingham's Employment webpage. To receive email notifications when new positions are posted, please register your email address with us via e-Newsletter Sign-up by clicking here. Please be sure to check the box "Job Postings".

The City is currently seeking qualified applicants, without regard for race or other protected status, for the following positions:

(Click on the position you are interested in for additional details and a copy of the employment application.)

 Job Title Department  Application Deadline 
Police Officer (Full-Time) Police  Contact Empco for testing
Firefighter / Paramedic (Full-Time) Fire Contact Empco for testing
Seasonal Spring/Summer Positions Public Services Until Positions Are Filled
Assistant City Manager Manager's Office Open Until Filled - First Review  
of App. Materials on 8/14/17
Parks & Forestry Operator (Full-Time) Public Services Tuesday, August 22, 2017
City Planner (Full-Time) Planning Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Applicants may electronically complete a form-fillable generic City Employment Application by clicking here, OR download a printer-friendly City Employment Application by clicking here.

NOTE: Separate applications are required for each position.

The Application Process
All applications submitted for positions with the City of Birmingham must be fully completed and signed by the applicant in order to be considered.  Some positions may also require a cover letter, resume or other materials as part of the application process.  Application requirements are outlined for each specific position.

The City of Birmingham continually accepts applications from interested individuals for unsolicited positions and will retain them for a period of three (3) months should a position for which the applicant qualifies become available, he/she may be contacted to determine interest in the vacancy. 

All applications for employment must be submitted to the Human Resources Department located at:

Birmingham City Hall
Second Floor, Room 208
151 Martin Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone:  248-530-1810
Email: hr@bhamgov.org
Fax: 248-530-1110

The Selection Process
The selection process involves many steps, which may include, written and/or performance tests, oral appraisals, pre-employment physical exams and background investigations in addition to a review of applications. All applicants are subject to a criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the City of Birmingham that it will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status or handicap.  In keeping with this policy, the City will not tolerate harassment by any of its employees, citizens or vendors. 

The City of Birmingham assures that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, religion, gender, color, or national origin.  Such action shall include: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and/or on the job training.