Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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If you are seeking employment as a Police Officer or a Firefighter/Paramedic, please select from the list below for additional details on eligibility requirements, as well as the recruitment process, as it differs from standard hires:
If you are interested in viewing the City’s current vacancies, please see the online employment portal below. The City is currently seeking qualified applicants, without regard for race or other protected status.
Please visit the online applicant portal for more information.
Applicants wishing to apply by paper 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.
NOTICE TO MINORS: In compliance with the Governor's Executive Order 2020-79, work permit applications submitted under the Youth Employment Standards Act will be accepted by mail, e-mail, fax, or online application attachment, as allowed through June 8, 2020, unless extended by Executive Order.
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 may be submitted through the online portal. Paper applications must be submitted via email, fax, or postal mail to the Human Resources Department located at:
Birmingham City Hall
First Floor, Room 114
151 Martin Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
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.