Human Resources Department
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need to
submit a resume with my application?
Resumes are not required, but strongly encouraged. Resumes alone are not
sufficient to be considered for employment.
2. If I apply for a
job opening, will I hear back from the City whether or not I am selected?
All applicants are typically notified in writing within fifteen (15) working
days of the job posting deadline. Candidates that meet the qualifications for a given
position will be invited for an employment
3. What employment
tests are used? Is there any way I can prepare for tests?
Depending upon the position, employment tests can be an interview, a written
test, a hands-on practical test or a physical agility test. Certain positions
use a combination of testing. Test questions are based on job-related knowledge,
skills and abilities. If you qualify for the position you applied for, you will
be informed of what kind of test you will be given. No study guides are provided.
4. How long do
applications remain on file?
Once employment testing has been completed, a list of names ranked from
highest to lowest score on the tests will be established.
Lists will be kept for a one- to two-year period and referenced where there are future vacancies
5. How long will
it take to find out whether or not a position has been filled?
You will be informed of your application status during each phase of the job
application and testing process. Typically, the job application and testing
process takes one month to complete.
6. What is the
difference between “Promotional” and “Open Competitive” positions?
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, job postings are advertised to the
public as open competitive positions.
7. How can I find out
about other job opportunities with the City of Midland?
Job openings are listed on this website; advertised in local newspapers; on Midland Government Television, MGTV-5 Charter
Communications; and posted on the City of Midland's job board at Midland
Postings are continuously updated, so check these resources frequently.
Do I have to be a resident of Midland to a.) apply for job positions, or b.) work for the City?
You do not have to be a resident to apply for City of
Midland job positions. And, unless you accept an offer of employment for certain
public safety positions, you are not required to live within Midland to
work for the City. Residency restrictions for public safety
personnel (police and fire), are detailed in the job postings for those
9. After I've been
offered and have accepted a position with the City, how can I find out about benefits?
Human Resources Department staff can assist with answering questions about benefits. Call 989-837-3357 with your questions.