How to Apply


The Human Resources Department accepts applications only when a vacant position is posted. Application packets are available online and also in the Human Resources Department, located on the 2nd floor of the Main Municipal Building, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI; Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Applications must be received by the posted application deadline to be considered. We are not currently accepting applications over the Internet, so all applications must be delivered to the Human Resources department.

Applications/resumes which are faxed to the Human Resources Department at (248) 796-4715 must be followed by original application documents when requested.

The selection process involves many steps, including review of applications, written/skills tests, oral interviews, post-offer physical exams and background investigations. All applicants are subject to a criminal history check; applicants for positions which involve driving must pass the City of Southfield Driving Records Standards. The selection process can be quite lengthy, especially if there are dozens or even hundreds of applications to process. We appreciate your patience during the entire hiring process. Individuals who successfully pass all of the selection steps will be placed on an Eligibility List for a specified position. Names on an eligibility list may be maintained for several months, but placement on such a list does not guarantee employment with the City of Southfield.

Separate applications are required for each posted vacancy. Career positions include such jobs as heavy equipment operators, clerical support workers, librarians, janitors, building inspectors, accountants, police officers, fire fighters, emergency dispatchers and many others. The Job Opportunity Announcement will identify the minimum education and experience requirements for each position.