How do I
find out about job opportunities at the City of Flint?
Job opportunities are posted on the City of Flint
website; in the Flint Journal, Sunday Classifieds; notifications are
sent to a variety of agencies and educational institutions; and job
announcements are posted on the bulletin board located outside the Human
Resources /Labor Relations Office.
the Department of Human Resources/Labor Relations located?
The Department of Human Resources/Labor Relations
is located in the basement of the City of Flint Municipal Center, 1101
South Saginaw Street, Room 9, Flint, Michigan 48502. Our office hours
are Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12-1).
position need to be posted before I can apply?
Yes, with the exception of School Crossing Guard,
which is a seasonal part time position. Note: unsolicited applications
or resumes will not be acknowledged or considered.
How do I
apply for a job?
Applications will be available for posted
positions ONLY by printing a copy of the employment application
and Equal Opportunity form from the City of Flint website, OR obtaining
an application from the Human Resources & Labor Relations office.
have a computer at home. How can I apply for a position?
Most public libraries have computers available for
public use, as well as state-funded employment agencies. You may also
apply in the City of Flint Department of Human Resources & Labor
Relations during regular office hours.
apply even though I don’t meet all of the minimum requirements?
No. In order to be considered for a position with
the City of Flint, an applicant must meet all of the minimum
requirements of that position. The first part of our application
process consists of a ‘pre-screening’ form that lists the key minimum
entrance requirements for the position. An applicant will be asked to
answer whether they meet the minimum entrance requirements and to
explain how the requirements are met. If an applicant does not meet the
minimum entrance requirements, they will not be able to proceed with the
resume contains all of my pertinent information, can I just fax it to
you without filling out the online application?
No. We do not accept resumes or applications via
fax, mail, email or personal delivery.
the requested materials necessary?
Yes. In order to receive consideration, you must
submit the requested materials at time of application.
an Open-Competitive job posting?
An Open-Competitive posting is a recruitment in
which the general public may make application if they meet the minimum
entrance requirements listed on the job posting.
What is a
Internal/Promotional job posting?
A Internal/Promotional posting is a recruitment for
permanent City of Flint employees with at least six months seniority who
meet the minimum entrance requirements listed on the job posting.
does a posting remain open?
Open-Competitive recruitments are posted for two
weeks; Promotional recruitments are posted for one week. The filing
deadline is typically 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Periodically an open posting
will not have a deadline date but will remain open until it is
determined there is a sufficient applicant pool.
I’m very qualified for the position but heard about the opening after
the application deadline. Can I still apply?
No. The Department of Human Resources/Labor
Relations does not allow an application to be submitted after the
Who can I
speak to regarding an opportunity and my status?
Due to the number of applications we receive and
limited resources, we are not able to respond to inquiries. Our job
postings/descriptions have been designed to provide a detailed
understanding of the position. For
additional information about the City of Flint, please explore the
applied previously so you already have my application on file. Can you
retrieve it so I can be considered for a new opening?
No. Due to the volume of applications we receive
and limited resources, we are not able to retrieve copy or return
submitted materials. In order to be considered for another opening, you
must apply for the specific opening and the position's key requirements
must be addressed.
received a letter acknowledging receipt of my application. How will I
know if I’m going to be considered further?
The letter will explain our selection process.
Only those who appear or best appear to meet and/or exceed the position
requirements will receive further consideration, (i.e. testing,
recently applied for a position and would like to discuss my
qualifications with the hiring manager or other personnel involved in
the interview process. How do I arrange this?
Hiring managers and/or interviewers are not in a
position to discuss information with applicants outside of the formal
interview. They have been instructed to direct all inquiries to the
Human Resources/Labor Relations Office.
already a permanent City of Flint employee. The hiring manager and other
staff involved in the interview process know my skills, so I don’t need
to provide a lot of details on my application, correct?
No, that is incorrect. We only take into account
the information an applicant provides us on their application materials,
and, if applicable, in the interview. The hiring manager and/or
interviewer (s) will not be able to ‘fill in the gaps’ or assume anything
about an applicant.
start to finish, how long does it take to fill a position?
It varies with each position. Due to a number of
factors, it is not unusual for a process to take several weeks or even a
qualified for a position, am I guaranteed an interview?
No. Prior to the interview process, applicants who
meet (or best meet, when applicable) the minimum entrance requirements
may be scheduled for testing. When the applicant successfully passes the
testing process, he/she is placed on an eligibility list; the department
requesting the position is sent the names of candidates (number
determined per personnel rules) with the highest test score. The hiring
manager interviews at their discretion.
interviewed, will I receive notification of my status?
No. Due to limited resources, Human
Resources/Labor Relations only contacts the candidate who has been
selected by the hiring manager for employment.
interviewed for but was not offered the position. In order to improve my
job search, what feedback can you give me as to why I wasn’t selected?
Human Resources/Labor Relations does not provide
feedback to candidates that are interviewed by hiring managers. Our
screening and hiring decisions are directly connected to the position’s
requirements and the candidate’s qualifications/suitability for the
position. The hiring process is competitive in nature and our recruitment
efforts typically produce a significant number of qualified candidates.