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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 is seeking a Finance Director to lead and develop the Finance Department in the efficient day-to-day operation of City finances. Department scope includes areas such as governmental fund accounting, pursuing bonds, budgeting, familiarity with Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension plans, investments, and cash management. The Director will ensure effective, efficient, and secure operation of the financial activities of the City. View the job description below for more complete details.

Finance Director Job Description
Finance Director Job Description
240.7 KiB

With a typical five-day work week, this position includes a generous benefit package including a  MERS defined contribution plan (10% employer contribution with required 5% employee match); post-employment health plan ($32 per-pay employer contribution with a $32 per-pay employee contribution); a comprehensive health insurance plan including dental and vision; $25,000 life insurance policy; longevity pay; earned comp time, paid vacation and sick time; twelve paid holidays; and three personal days.

Located in Marquette County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the City of Ishpeming truly is a one-of-a-kind place. With roughly 6,600 people, the beauty, kindness, and devotion found in Ishpeming make up for what it may lack in size. Whether you are a history buff, an avid outdoorsman, a sports fanatic, a curious shopper, or simply love a calm environment to relax in, Ishpeming has multiple opportunities to fit each personality. The City is full of history, culture, commerce, and endless possibilities to suit your desires. Only a short drive to the shores of Lake Superior, outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Consider joining the hard working, fun, and supportive environment at the City of Ishpeming! We’re looking for you!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years’ experience with governmental fund accounting

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or CPA desirable

Salary range for this position is $72,000 to $80,000 and is dependent on qualifications and experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the City Manager’s Office, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI  49849 or email to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 qualification 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.  Submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application (above) by Tuesday, February 1, 2022.  The complete job description is below.  The City of of Ishpeming is an equal opportunity employer.

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


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 $12.60 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 to the City Manager’s Office, 100 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849 or email to   All applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  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 FireFighters 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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