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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


FINANCE DIRECTOR

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
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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 $75,600 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 cathysmith@ishpemingcity.org.  Applications will be received until 5:00 p.m. on September 28th.  The City of Ishpeming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR – WATER/SEWER

The City of Ishpeming is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator -Water/Sewer in the Department of Public Works.  Work includes operation of heavy and light equipment, assists with construction/maintenance of various City utility systems, and performs all types of repairs and construction, when required, on sewer, water, and storm sewer mains and appurtenances.  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 is required. The starting wage is $23.01 per hour and includes a benefit package.

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

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Submit an application, cover letter, and resume to the City Manager’s Office, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849 or email cathysmith@ishpemingcity.org . Applications will be received until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021.  The City of Ishpeming is an equal opportunity employer.


DPW GENERAL FOREMAN

The General Foreman is a Supervisory-union position, hired and employed under the general supervision and direction of the City Manager. The General Foreman plans, coordinates, develops, and directs a complete program of Public Works services to ensure the continuous, safe and efficient operations of Utility Services, Roads, Parks, Recreation and Cemetery services while helping to ensure conformance with ordinances in the City of Ishpeming. The General Foreman establishes and administers departmental policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to Public Works activities, department personnel, and overall departmental administration.

Major Duties:  Serves as Supervisor planning, coordinating and directing a variety of related work operations or functions through four assistant foremen, including 7 days per week, 24 hours a day. The position is primarily regular time with unscheduled after-hours work based on emergency service calls through a phone service (Range) or Police and/or Fire department requests for assistance or scheduled over-time. The term 24/7 refers to these after hour requests that could occur at any date/time and are unanticipated. This supervisor may be called upon to respond to the request for service or assign the appropriate DPW resource. After hours response may be handled through a on-call roster.

The occupational knowledge that best reflects the nature of the overall work operations include Mechanic / Equipment Maintenance (Repair and Preventive Maintenance), Heating and Air Conditioning, Carpenters, Plumbers, Engineering Equipment Operators, Pipefitters, Welders, Water, Sewer and Stormwater Operators, Parks, Recreation and Cemetery.

Incumbent is responsible for the planning, programming, coordinating, supervising, monitoring and executing of the buildings, grounds, equipment, and programs of the Department. These functions consist of the maintenance, repair and improvements to buildings, structures, roads, paved and unpaved areas, grounds, storm and drinking water systems, sewer systems, full cemetery operations, building preventive maintenance, the development of Parks and Recreation Programs (incl maintenance and execution). The total work force supervised is approximately fifteen to twenty (15 – 20) full-time and approximately six to ten (6 – 10) Part-time or Seasonal employees.

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

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To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the City Manager’s Office, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849 or email cathysmith@ishpemingcity.org . Applications will be received until 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2021.  The City of Ishpeming is an equal opportunity employer.

 


VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

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.



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