Career and Non-Career

Did You Know?

  • The City of Southfield is home to more than 9,000 businesses and over 80 “Fortune 500” companies.

  • On average, the Southfield Public Library receives more than 2,700 visitors every day.

  • The Southfield Public Library has more than 250 computers, a drive-up service window and over 30,000 square feet of glass.

  • The Northland Shopping Center in Southfield is the oldest regional mall in the United States (built in 1954) and the largest regional mall in Michigan (with more than 1.2 million square feet of retail space).

The Human Resources Department is responsible for recruiting and processing applicants for the City's career (continuing) positions only. Seasonal, summer and part-time non-career"positions are filled by the specific departments that employ such workers.

Career Positions

A Job Opportunity Announcement identifies the salary, duties, and requirements for vacant posted positions. You may obtain this information in a variety of ways.

  1.  Information on current posted vacancies can be viewed on-line.
  2.  Job Opportunity Announcements are posted at the following locations:

  3. Human Resources DepartmentPhoto of Job Opportunities Board
    2nd Floor, Main Municipal Building
    Main Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road

    City Clerk’s Bulletin Board
    Council Chambers Lobby
    Main Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road

    Parks & Recreation Bulletin Board
    Entry Lobby, Parks & Recreation Building
    Main Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road

    Southfield Career Center
    John Grace Community Center
    21030 Indian
    2 Blocks north of 8 mile Rd
    Between Beech and Inkster
    Phone (248) 796 4550

  4. Vacant positions are advertised in a variety of print sources, including the Southfield Eccentric, Michigan Chronicle, and others.
  5. The City’s public access channel, City Cable 15, announces vacancies during regular programming.
  6. The Human Resources Department maintains a 24-hour Job Hotline, which describes vacancies and application procedures. The number is (248) 796-4701.

Please note that some vacant positions are posted as internal transfer or promotional opportunities only; the public is not permitted to apply for these positions.

Non - Career Positions

Summer, seasonal and part-time opportunities include lifeguards, day camp aides and counselors, highway and park maintenance workers, golf starters, skate guards, library aides and many others. Applications for these positions are not obtained from, or processed by, the Human Resources Department. The following departments typically employ non-career workers; each department/program will assist you with information on its selection process.

Parks & Recreation - Summer positions usually are listed by February of each year.

All seasonal position applications can be picked up at the front desk of the Parks and Recreation Building at the Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Rd. For additional information please call (248) 796 4620

Library

Non-Career Library Assistants and Library Aides are employed year-round. Such employees assist in book shelving, processing materials, circulation desk duties and other support functions. They generally work a flexible schedule of 15 - 19 hours per week, which includes some evening and weekend hours. Library Attendants work evenings during the school year to maintain order during peak use periods. Information on current openings can be found on the Library's Web site at http://www.sfldlib.org/pages/visit/other_links/employ.asp. Pick up applications at the Library Circulation Desk at the Municipal Complex