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
- Employment Application (356.2 KiB)
POSITION OF CITY MANAGER
The City of Ishpeming, Michigan located in the central Upper Peninsula is accepting applications for the position of City Manager. The selected candidate would supervise a full-service city and oversee through department heads, a police, fire, public works, library, and parks and recreation departments as well as all city hall functions. Ishpeming currently employs 35 full-time and 35 part-time employees plus seasonal employees. The manager reports to a five person City Council elected in a non-partisan setting. The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and a comprehensive benefit package.
The successful candidate must possess good analytical, management, communication and municipal finance skills. They must have demonstrated good leadership qualities and have demonstrated strong personnel/union, budget/finance, public works, and grant writing skills.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business, engineering or related field. Candidates should possess a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government in a supervisory, management or administrative position.
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and City of Ishpeming job application form with three (3) professional references with phone numbers to: City Manager Search, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849, Attention: Cathy Smith or email to email@example.com. To obtain a copy of the job application, please contact the City Manager’s office at 906-485-1091, Ext. 203 or download by clicking the above link.
The selected candidate must be able to provide a certified copy of their educational transcript. Applicants desiring confidentiality under Michigan Law must state the request in writing on their cover letter. Deadline for the receipt of application packets is Friday, May 24, 2019.
PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT
The City of Ishpeming is taking applications for a part-time Front Office Assistant position at Ishpeming City Hall. Customer service experience, cash handling, along with computer skills and the ability to work independently are required. The position is approximately 25 hours per week. Starting salary is $10.50 per hour. Job duties will include meeting with customers, receiving payments, answering phones, filing, and other duties as instructed. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a City of Ishpeming job application form (available at City Hall or through the City’s website) to the City Manager’s Office, 100 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849. All applications must be submitted no later than August 23, 2019. The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer
PART-TIME DEPUTY TREASURER
The City of Ishpeming is taking applications for a part-time Deputy Treasurer position at the Ishpeming City Hall. Seeking a self-motivated individual with cash handling experience, customer service experience, data entry and computer skills, and experience in an office setting. The position is 25 hours per week at a starting wage of $11.00/per hour. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a City of Ishpeming job application form (available at City Hall or through the City of Ishpeming’s website) to the City Manager’s Office, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849. All applications must be submitted no later than Monday, August 23, 2019. The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PART-TIME BEAUTIFICATION GARDEN CARETAKER
The City of Ishpeming is taking applications for a part time Garden Caretaker. The position pays $10.00 per hour. The position involves mainly watering hanging flower baskets at various location in the City of Ishpeming using a truck mounted watering system provided by the City. It also involves other gardening tasks: pruning, weeding, planting, mulching, etc. at various City garden locations. Must of a driver’s licenses and be able to safely drive a pickup (with watering system) in City traffic and be able to lift watering wand and complete watering tasks every week. Schedule can be flexible. To apply, complete and submit a City of Ishpeming job application form (available at City Hall or through the City’s website) to the City Manager’s Office, 100 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849. Applications received after August 16th may not be considered. The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/ASSISTANT RENTAL INSPECTOR
The City of Ishpeming is seeking a self-motivated and conscientious individual to serve as Code Enforcement/Assistant Rental Inspector. This position is responsible for the enforcement of Code Violations and to assist the Rental Inspector in the inspection of residential rental dwelling units in the City of Ishpeming. Specific Ordinances to enforce are #2-700, #4-500, and #7-100. Also assisting the Rental Inspector with enforcement of its ordinance #7-400 and #7-500, within the City. The position is part-time with approximately 15-20 hours per week.
Preferred experience with enforcement of civil and misdemeanor ordinances, building codes, and building/construction. The position works under the direction of the Chief of Police.
Cover Letter, resume, and a City of Ishpeming job application form (available at City Hall or the click the link above) can be turned into the Office of the City Manager, 100 E. Division St., Ishpeming, MI 49849. 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 http://ishpemingcity.org/departments/fire-department/ for details on the application requirements and process. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Chief at