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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, 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  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.



The City of Ishpeming is taking applications for a part time City Park-Lodge Rental Attendant.  This position’s hours will vary per week depending on the schedule for rentals and the hours are nights and weekends.   Pay is $10.00 per hour, with a minimum of two hours per rental.  The position involves opening and closing the lodges for rentals and cleaning the lodges after the rentals.

To apply, complete a City of Ishpeming job application available at City Hall or click on the link above.  The completed application form should be submitted to the City Manager’s Office, 100 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849.  Applications received after April 26, 2019 may not be considered.  The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 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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