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City of Ishpeming Employment Opportunities

Employment Application Form

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Ishpeming. To apply for a position, you must submit an application, along with any required paperwork and credentials.

Completed applications can be submitted to:

City Manager’s Office

100 E. Division Street

Ishpeming, MI 49849

Current Openings



The City of Ishpeming Police Department is seeking a self-motivated and conscientious individual to serve as a temporary Patrol Officer for a period not-to-exceed 3 years. This position may be converted to permanent, without competition, should a vacancy occur during this timeframe.

As Patrol Officer, responsibilities include providing police services to the City of Ishpeming in accordance with State, Federal, and local laws.

To be qualified applicant must be:

  • MCOLES certifiable
  • At a minimum, possess a high school diploma – a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field is preferred.
  • A valid Michigan driver’s license

Please expect oral interviews, extensive background investigation, and physical and psychological examinations during the testing process.

Please send a letter of interest, detailed resume, certified copy of educational transcripts, and a City of Ishpeming job application to Chief Radabaugh, Ishpeming Police Department, at 100 E. Division, Ishpeming Mi 49849, no later than September 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm. Click the link above for an application.

The City of Ishpeming is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or disability in its programs or activities.



The City of Ishpeming is accepting applications for an Assistant Foreman -Chief Mechanic in the Department of Public Works.  Work is assigned and supervised by the DPW General Foreman.  Desirable qualifications include five or more years of progressively more responsible experience in automotive, heavy duty including diesel motors and a minimum of two years’ experience independently operating as a mechanic in either small engine repair or a light/heavy equipment mechanic.  Experience with fleet management; and a vast knowledge of shop tools, modern practices, and procedures is also desired.  A valid State of Michigan driver’s license with a CDL endorsement, or ability to obtain a CDL within 45 days of hire and an excellent driving record.  Starting hourly wage of $24.48 and includes benefits.

View the job description below for more complete details and minimum qualifications for the position.

Asst Foreman Chief Mechanic Final
Asst Foreman Chief Mechanic Final
127.3 KiB

Submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application (link above) to the City’ Manager’s Office, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming or email Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Ishpeming is an equal opportunity employer.



The City of Ishpeming is seeking applicants for (2) two full-time Account Clerk Positions at City Hall.   Starting salary is $18.60/hour, reaching full position wage in 18 months and also includes a benefit package.   Strong customer services and computer skills are required. Some duties include assisting with accounts payable, payroll, cash receipting, posting payments, customer inquiries and complaints; processing work orders, maintaining rental calendars, and providing direct support to DPW and the City Finance Office.

View the job description below for more complete details and minimum qualifications for the position.

FM-ISH0004 - Account Clerk - DPW-Parks-Cemetery
FM-ISH0004 - Account Clerk - DPW-Parks-Cemetery
142.6 KiB

FM-ISH0005 - Account Clerk - Treasury
FM-ISH0005 - Account Clerk - Treasury
111.3 KiB

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter along with a City of Ishpeming job application form (link above) to the City Manager’s Office, 100 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849.   All applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 10, 2023.  The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The City of Ishpeming is seeking college students interested in working part time at the Ishpeming Cemetery and Parks.  The hours are primarily 7:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however, hours may vary and could include some weekend hours. Wage is $12.00/hour. To apply please complete a City of Ishpeming application form (available at City Hall or click on the employment application link above.  Complete applications should be returned to City Manager’s Office, Ishpeming City Hall, 100 E. Division Street in Ishpeming.  The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Do you have spare time? Are you interested in serving your community? Have you ever wondered about becoming a volunteer firefighter?

The City of Ishpeming is always looking for new candidates for volunteer firefighters. Please visit the City of Ishpeming’s website at Fire Department Volunteer Fire Fighters for details on the application requirements and process. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Chief at

(906) 486-4426.

Phone: (906)485-1091  •  Fax: (906)485-6246  •  City Hall: 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849
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