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If at any time you need to exit out of the application, click the "Save Work In Progress" button at the bottom of the page. All of the information that you have entered up to that point will be stored. As long as the job you are applying for is still open, you may return to submit your application.
The system automatically times out after 30 minutes. If you need more than 30 minutes to complete a section, click the “Save Work in Progress” button occasionally to save your work. Typing does not extend your session.
The amount of time it takes to complete an application depends on how much information you input on your basic application. It can take as little as 10-15 minutes. Note that when applying for a job, you may be required to answer some additional questions (Agency Wide Questions and/or Supplemental Questions) which will also vary in length, depending on the number and type of questions asked.
No, the confirmation email message is an automated response to let you know that your application was received. If you are selected to continue in the selection process, you will be contacted directly by the hiring agency.
You should verify that you have listed the correct email address on your profile and that you are able to receive emails. If you have spam blockers, the confirmation email may have been received as junk mail. Add [email protected] to your safe senders list to receive future confirmations.
Applicants with a disability who may need an accommodation to participate in the interview process should make such an accommodation request at the time they are contacted by a department representative to schedule an interview.
An e-mail address is an electronic mailbox to which e-mail messages can be delivered. An e-mail address looks like [email protected]. There are many free and accessible e-mail providers on the internet that you can use for this purpose. The e-mail address is completely independent of the City’s Jobs page, and any e-mail related questions should be addressed to the e-mail provider’s technical support. An email address is required to apply for City of Detroit job opportunities.
Every User account must contain a unique email address. If you share an email address with another person, and it is already in use, you will not be able to use that email address on your account. You can request a new email address from any service provider (e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo, Google, etc) or use a work email address on your account.
A special character is a symbol other than a letter or number, ie. [email protected]#$%^&*. To obtain a special character hold down the [Shift] key while simultaneously pressing any one of the number keys (1 through 8, for example). The special character requirement is to ensure the security of your account.
Passwords must be a minimum of eight characters in length, and must contain at least one letter, one number, and one special character. To reset your password, click the "I Forgot My Username and/or Password" link. Once you've entered a new password (twice to ensure it is correct), you will receive the message "Password reset successful."
If you don’t have access to the e-mail address listed on your account, there is no way for you to create a new password. For security reasons, the reset password e-mail can only be sent to the e-mail address associated with your account. In the event you cannot receive the reset password e-mail, you will need to create a new account with a valid e-mail address.
Please visit http://www.publiclibraries.com/michigan.htm for a complete listing of libraries in your area with free public access computers and internet. You can also contact your local Michigan Works! Office http://michiganworks.org/agencies/agency/178/. The Michigan Civil Service Commission Employment Information & Career Planning Services offices in Detroit can offer assistance as well.
Yes, non-residents may apply to any job vacancy as long as it is not an internal-only job vacancy. Those job vacancies are reserved for current City of Detroit employees.
No, you must apply for each job vacancy separately as there may be different requirements and/or questions associated with each position. However, once the first application is complete and submitted, it will be stored in the system and can be used to apply for another job
You can search for specific job vacancies at www.detroitmi.gov/employment by Category, Department, Location, and/or Keywords by selecting your criteria and clicking on "Go". To clear search criteria, click "None" at the top of each search box then click "Go". You can also search for all criteria within a search box by clicking "All" then clicking on "Go".
Once you submit your application electronically, it forwards directly to human resources. You will receive a confirmation email immediately. Applications are screened based on the minimum requirements and other job-related factors. Continuation in the selection process does not guarantee employment with the City of Detroit.
• To finish applying for a job vacancy, log into your profile with your username and password. In the "Jobs You're Currently Applying For" section, click on the job title of the vacancy you were working on. Complete the remainder of the application and submit. However, to be considered for a job, your online application must be submitted by the closing date and time identified for the position.
• A position with a closing date of "Continuous" means that applications are continuously evaluated as they are reviewed.
No, the City of Detroit no longer accepts paper applications. An applicant must apply online. You may attach your resume.
To create an applicant account, go online to www.detroitmi.gov/employment and click on jobs or promotional jobs.
• Once you have selected a position, click on “create an account”. If you cannot find a position open that matches your qualifications, you may still create a personal profile: select the "Position Not Listed" link; click on the "apply" link, then click on "create an account" link and follow the directions. If you have previously created an account for any position, you may update your profile by using these instructions.
You may not share an account with another user. To apply for positions, you must create your own account with your own specific contact information, applications, and application history.
If you receive this message, it means that there is an account associated with that particular e-mail address. You may have applied with an agency in the past that is a NEOGOV customer. Your information is retrievable and can be accessed by following the “I Forgot Username and/or Password” steps.
You may come back to your application to submit at a later time. If working on the Agency-Wide or Supplemental Questions, select “Save Work In Progress” before you exit. Be sure to log back into your account and submit your application prior to the posting close date.
There is no way to make changes once you certify and submit the application to the agency. If you wish to update the application you can either re-apply for the position or contact the agency to see if it’s possible to have changes noted. If you receive an error message when resubmitting your application that does not allow you to apply again, or if the position has closed, contact the Human Resources Department. Our applicant support team will not be able to make changes to an already submitted application.
Once an application is submitted, you cannot make any changes to that application. Any attachments added to your application template will not be automatically received by the City of Detroit. In order to ensure the City receives any newly attached documents, you must submit a new application. If you receive an error message when resubmitting your application that does not allow you to apply again or if the position has closed, you may wish to contact the Human Resources Department directly.
Yes. These questions are used to gather job-related information about you and your educational or work history. If there are supplemental questions attached to a job vacancy, you will find them on the "Supplemental Questions" tab of the posting. Your answers to the supplemental questions automatically submit with your application.
It is not possible to withdraw an application online. Once officially submitted, the application becomes property of the City of Detroit and you must call directly for further action.
Once logged into your account, click on “Application Status”. You will see all of the applications you have submitted and the status for those applications. If you still have questions regarding your status after viewing this page, you will need to contact the Analyst listed on the job posting.
Yes, even though an applicant attaches a resume with an application, each applicant must enter a work history entry for each job worked.