Human Resources Department

Phone: 989-837-3357 Email:

Application and Hiring Process - How to Apply for a Job

An official City of Midland application form must be submitted to be considered for each job opening. Resumes alone are not sufficient to apply for employment.

Make sure to submit the correct application for a given position. On this website, links to downloadable applications for each position will be included on the Current Job Openings web page.

For certain jobs, copies of certifications and/or licenses will be required in addition to an application form, as detailed in the job posting.

Application forms and any required certifications must be filled out accurately and completely, signed and dated, and returned to the City of Midland by the job posting deadline. Applications may be submitted in person, mailed, or faxed to the Human Resources Department at Midland City Hall (see below).


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Links to downloadable applications for each open position will be included on the Current Job Openings web page.

Returning a Job Application

Completed applications may be submitted as follows:

  • In person: City of Midland Human Resources Midland City Hall

  • By mail: City of Midland Human Resources Department 333 W. Ellsworth Street Midland, MI 48640-5132

  • By e-mail:

  • By fax: 989-837-5718

After Applications Are Received

Once a job application deadline has passed, application forms and any accompanying documentation will be reviewed. Candidates that meet the qualifications for the position will be invited for an employment test. All applicants will typically be notified of their status within fifteen (15) working days of the job posting deadline.

Depending on the duties and responsibilities of a given position, background and driving record checks will be conducted.

Job Testing

Employment tests can be interviews and/or written and practical tests. Candidates will be notified as to what type(s) of employment test(s) will be administered.

Once employment testing has been completed, a list of names ranked from highest to lowest score will be established. The highest ranking candidates will be invited for an interview with the appointing department.

A list of candidates for each job opening will be kept on file for one to two years. The list will be referenced if there is an opening for that same job within the one-to-two-year time period.

Open Competitive and Promotional Job Openings

Many City positions are open to City employees (promotional) before they are advertised to the public (open competitive). Typically, when there are not enough internal, promotional applicants, a job posting is advertised to the public as an open competitive position.

Employment Offers

Employment offers are made by the appointing department and/or City Manager. All employment offers are contingent upon the job candidate successfully passing a pre-employment physical and a background check.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing is also required for public safety (police and fire) and driver positions requiring a Commercial Driverís License (CDL). CDL driving positions also require random drug and alcohol testing during employment.

The City of Midland offers competitive wages as outlined in each job posting and competitive fringe benefits that reflect Midland area employers.

Wages and Benefits

Human Resources Department staff can assist in answering any questions about wages and benefits. If interested in this information, call 989-837-3357.