Thursday, January 5, 2023

Civil Service job testing now under way

Civil Service testing for jobs in the City of Westland is now under way, officials said.

The testing will create a list of qualified applicants for filling any current and future laborer positions, they added. Qualified individuals must submit a resume and completed city job application to determine eligibility.

Minimum requirements include a commercial driver's license with special endorsement preferred or obtained within six months from date of hire. Training will be provided, officials said. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency, certificate (25-48 credit hours resulting in certificate), or associate's degree in any skilled trades preferred or the equivalent education and/or work experience.

Work is performed primarily outdoors and in all types of weather. Candidates must be able to work overtime, including nights, weekends and holidays and must be able to pass a new hire physical and drug screening.

The city is offering competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package; see AFSCME Local 1602 Collective Bargaining Agreement on the Personnel Department page at for more information.

For placement on the Civil Service Eligibility List, only applicants who successfully complete the written test will move onto the oral interview portion of the process.

Applications and resumes will be accepted in person or by mail at: Westland City Hall, Personnel Department, 36300 Warren Road, Westland, MI 48185. The documents may be emailed to or faxed to (734) 422-1214.

Applications and resumes will be accepted through 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. No applications will be accepted after that time.

Testing dates will be emailed to applicants within three business days of submission of applications.

For more information, call (734) 467-3263.

The city will be filling several vacancies upon completion of the testing process, officials said.