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  1. If I want to apply for more than one job, do I have to submit more than one application?
  2. How do I find out about the job duties, requirements for application and type of examinations?
  3. Do I have to live in the City of Southfield to apply for a position?
  4. How do I submit my application?
  5. Do I need to submit anything else with my application?
  6. Once I have submitted my application – what happens next?
  7. May I submit a resume and be called when something becomes available in my field?
  8. Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?
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If I want to apply for more than one job, do I have to submit more than one application?

Yes.  A separate job application must be submitted for each job.  Additionally, you must submit a new application even if you have previously applied for a job.

How do I find out about the job duties, requirements for application and type of examinations?

The City of Southfield Job Opportunity Announcements contain a list of the job duties, job requirements, type of examinations that have been scheduled for the recruitment process, and a list of any required documents to be included in your application packet.

Do I have to live in the City of Southfield to apply for a position?

No.  Residency is not a requirement for application

How do I submit my application?

You can fill out your application through the job posting page, print it out and either mail it to the address below, or bring it to our offices. 

You may submit printed applications and supplemental application materials to the Human Resources office address listed below.  Hand delivered or mailed applications and supplemental application materials will be accepted as long as they are received and date stamped in the Human Resources Department by the application deadline on the job posting. 

City of Southfield
Human Resources Dept.
26000 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48037-2055

Do I need to submit anything else with my application?

If supplemental information or other materials are required as part of an application, it will be indicated on the Job Opportunity Announcement.  The supplemental materials are necessary to determine if the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying are met.  In order to be considered, you must submit all supplemental information at the same time you submit your application. 

Copies of any required licenses, transcripts or certificates that have been identified in the job posting should be attached to the application form and submitted immediately in order for your application to be accepted. 

NOTE:  All materials must be received by the Human Resources Department on or before the filing deadline.

Once I have submitted my application – what happens next?

After submitting your application, it will be evaluated by the Human Resources staff.  The evaluation is designed to assess the applicant’s job-related knowledge, skills and abilities to assure that the applicant meets the minimum requirements for the position as stated in the Job Opportunity Announcement.  After the evaluation is complete, you will receive notice that the minimum requirements have, or have not, been met and you will be informed of the next step in the process.

May I submit a resume and be called when something becomes available in my field?

No. The Human Resources Department does not keep resumes on file.  We encourage applicants to check our website on a weekly basis so they are aware of all openings for which they might be interested.

Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?

The City of Southfield hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. However, applicants for Sworn Police and Fire positions must have U.S. Citizenship at the time of application. Every new hire will be required to complete an Employment Verification Certification (Form I-9).