Career and Non-Career


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

Human Resources Department
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
21415 Civic Center Drive
Suite 116
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone (248) 796 4580

Vacant positions are advertised in a variety of print sources, including the Southfield Eccentric, Michigan Chronicle, and others.

The City’s public access channel, City Cable 15, announces vacancies during regular programming.

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


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. Pick up applications at the Library Circulation Desk at the Municipal Complex