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City of Northville
Attn: Melissa Wyman, Finance Department
215 West Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

 Employment Application

The City of Northville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accepting applications for:

Police Officer
Assessor - Part Time
Front Desk Clerk - Part Time
Ski & Snowboard Club Coordinator
Substitute School Crossing Guard
Seasonal Park Worker

Police Officer

The City of Northville is located on the west side of both Oakland and Wayne counties and is situated in both counties. The Oakland County portion is surrounded by the City of Novi. The Wayne County portion is surrounded by Northville Township. Northville is served by Northville Public Schools. The city is located 21 miles northeast of Ann Arbor and 29 miles northwest of Detroit. The population was 5,970 at the 2010 census and the city is approximately two square miles in area.

The City of Northville has a very lively downtown with an active Downtown Development Authority. Also, it is home to one of the few remaining horseracing tracks in the State. It has a City Manager form of government that encourages participation from its residents and business owners.

Starting salary is $50,564.80 with top pay being $65,312 after four years. There is a 10 percent educational bonus for a Bachelor’s Degree and a 5 percent educational bonus for an Associate Degree when the officer reaches top pay.

Health, optical, and dental coverage or a monthly opt-out payment is offered. Retirement is through MERS Defined Contribution Plan. The employer contribution is 12% with the employee contributing 3%.

The Department currently consists of a Chief, Captain, two Sergeants and eight Police Officers. The Department contracts for Dispatch and Lock-up services from Northville Township. The Department is currently looking to fill one full-time police officer position.
The Department requires applicants to have a minimum of an Associate Degree in law enforcement or a related field, be MCOLES certifiable, and be at least 21 years of age. Applicants will be selected by an oral board and should be prepared to undergo a comprehensive background investigation, credit check, and psychological examination. The chosen applicant must meet all MCOLES requirements, complete a Field Training Program and a one year probationary period.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing.

 Employment Application

Applications should be submitted to:
City of Northville Police Department
Attn: Captain Dustin Krueger
215 W. Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

Open until filled.

Assessor - Part Time

PART TIME (12 hours/week) starting May 1, 2017


The City of Northville is a distinctive community of approximately 6,000 residents in an area of 2.2 square miles almost equally divided between Wayne and Oakland Counties. The assessed value as of March 2016 was 485,782,620 and the Downtown Development Authority’s assessed value was 44,658,170. There are approximately 3,300 parcels, of which 82% are residential.

General Description of the Position:

Performs a variety of routine and complex technical field and office work in the appraisal of real and personal property in accordance with the requirements of the State of Michigan and the City of Northville Charter.


This position is under direct supervision of the Finance Director/Treasurer who makes special assignments and is consulted with on a regular basis. The employee plans and carries out ongoing responsibilities and assignments with considerable independence, according to established schedules, regulations, techniques, procedures, policies and practices. The work is checked through accounting controls, audits, the review of reports/documentation and conferences with the supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The statements below describe the general nature and level of work performed by this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all job duties performed.

  • Inspects and appraises all categories of commercial, industrial, residential, and personal property.
  • Inspects, measures, and collects assessment information on buildings, furniture, machinery, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Coordinates with, and provides technical information to, attorney defending cases on assessment appeals.
  • Secretary to the Board of Review.
  • Directs staff or personally responds to public inquiries regarding laws and ordinances governing assessment practices.
  • Receive and process splits and combinations.
  • Property sketching using Apex.
  • Organizes, schedules, and prepares materials for the Board of Review.
  • Appear at Michigan Tax Tribunal for all small claims appeals.
  • Present written and/or oral briefings to the Finance Director or City Manager as may be required.
  • Maintain the assessing information system, including specialized software and hardware requirements.
  • Attendance at evening meetings and/or representing the City at meetings or events as assigned.
  • Perform other work as may be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Work includes outside working conditions with occasional exposure to extreme hot or cold weather conditions/elements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to prepare accurate records and reports.
  • Must have initiative and resourcefulness in solving problems.
  • Must be able to work effectively with Department Heads, other employees, public officials, and the general public.
  • Must be able to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in written form.
  • Must have practical knowledge and experience in word processing and spreadsheet computer applications.
  • Physical ability to occasionally lift/carry items weighing up to 50 lbs. Incumbent must occasionally sit/stand in one position for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified as a Level III Assessor (MAAO) with the State of Michigan for at least 5 years.
  • Certified as a Personal Property Examiner with the State of Michigan.
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • At least seven years experience appraising commercial and residential real estate.
  • Experience with using BS&A Assessing software applications.
  • Experience with Apex sketching.
  • Completion of high school (or equivalent) supplemented by training in real estate appraisal. Some college coursework preferred.


This position is budgeted for 12 hours per week, 4 hours a day, 3 days per week. Additional hours may be required for March Board of Review and assessment roll preparation. The starting rate of pay is negotiable, depending on qualifications. Benefits are limited to those required by law.

Please mail resume to:
City of Northville
Finance Director
215 W. Main Street or via email to:
Northville, MI 48167

Front Desk Clerk - Part Time

Northville Parks and Recreation, a shared service between the City of Northville and Northville Township, is accepting applications for a part-time, front desk Clerk. The position will average 20 hours per week on a year-round basis, with a normal schedule of M-F, 12:30-4:30pm. The position is paid hourly with no benefits other than those required by law and is not available to accumulate compensation hours. This is a union position, represented by Michigan Association of Public Employees (MAPE).

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, the employee in this position performs a wide range of administrative and office support tasks, to facilitate the efficient operations of the Northville Parks & Recreation Department.

Typical Duties: Front line customer service contact, by answering phone calls, assisting customers at the front counter, processing program and activity registrations, handling payment transactions, maintaining participation and financial reports, responding to customer email inquiries, maintaining electronic and hard copy filing system, performing general clerical duties, and assisting other staff members as needed.

Qualifications: Must be customer service oriented, able to set priorities and work on multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong communication and organizational skills are required. Experience and competency using Microsoft Office products is required, as is ability to learn and use proprietary software. Minimum of High School Diploma or GED is required, with education beyond High School preferred. A minimum of three years work experience in a similar setting is highly desired. Must be age 18 or older.

Compensation: Starting pay $14.35 per hour.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Application forms may be obtained on the City of Northville website  or the Northville Township website. Mail completed application forms and resume to Melissa Wyman, H.R. Specialist, City of Northville, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167, or email to:

Northville Parks and Recreation is an EOE/ADA employer

 Employment Application

Ski & Snowboard Club Coordinator

Northville Parks & Recreation a shared service between the City of Northville and Northville Township, is accepting applications for a Ski & Snowboard Club Coordinator.

This part-time non-union seasonal position will assist with the administration and supervision of the Northville Ski & Snowboard Club. The position will average 6-8 hours per week, in January and February, plus some planning hours in November and December. Inclusive in the average hours per week is mandatory attendance at all Ski & Snowboard Club trips (Friday’s, January 6 – February 10, 2017, 4:00-10:30pm). This position is paid hourly with no benefits other than those required by law.

Employment contingent on successful completion of pre-employment screening, drug test and background check through the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Sex Offender Registry

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Superintendent this employee will plan organize, direct and coordinate the specific activities and tasks relating to the Northville Ski & Snowboard Club.

Preferred Qualifications:
Age 21 and above
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Experience in supervising adult volunteers
Experience in working with Youth (required)
Experience using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel
High School Diploma at minimum
Knowledge of practices, principles and current trends of skiing and snowboarding

Compensation: $12.00 - $13.00 per hour, D.O.Q.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Application forms may be obtained on the City of Northville website. Please mail completed application forms to Northville Parks & Recreation 700 W. Baseline Rd., Northville, MI, 48167, Attn: Pat Brown, Recreation Superintendent or email to

Northville Parks and Recreation is an EOE/ADA employer

 Employment Application

Substitute School Crossing Guard

The City of Northville is accepting applications for a substitute adult school crossing guard position. This position is responsible for safely crossing elementary and middle school children at designated crosswalks before and after school. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and requires the individual to be in good physical condition with good mobility. This position is overseen by the Northville Police Department.

Crossing Guard Responsibilities

  • Stop vehicle and pedestrian traffic and escort school children across designated school crossing zones in all weather conditions.
  • Ensure the safety of children.
  • Effectively communicate with children, parents, and the general public.
  • Report violations of school crossing guard laws and appear in court for those violations.
  • Report unsafe traffic conditions in school crossing zones and suspicious vehicles or persons around the school area.
  • Communicates safety instructions and directions to students, parents, and motorists traveling through the school safety zone.


  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 18 Years or older
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • U.S. Citizen
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Dependable
  • Pass a pre-employment background investigation

The City of Northville Police Department will provide all training and equipment required by law to the crossing guard. Crossing times are mornings 7:30am – 8:50am, 2:55pm – 4:00pm, and an occasional late morning/early afternoon on early release days.

Pay is $11.12 per crossing with each crossing guard typically covering 4.5 crossings per day. Benefits are limited to those required by law (social security and workers’ compensation). This is a substitute position that will fill-in during absences of the regular crossing guards.

The position is open until filled. Applications are available on the city’s website and should be sent to the Chief of Police, Northville Police Department, 215 W. Main St., Northville, MI 48167

 Employment Application

Seasonal Park Worker

Northville Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for Seasonal Park Worker, Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm. Employees in this position provide maintenance services for the Northville Parks & Recreation parks and facilities. Position runs from March 21st through November 11th. This is a seasonal position.

Successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to perform basic maintenance duties. Average work week schedule would be up to 40 hours per week, with occasional flex scheduling depending on work load.

Starting wage is $10 per hour depending on experience. There are no fringe benefits with this position.

Applications accepted online at

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact info: Jason Nezich 248 305 2878 /
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