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OPAC (Office Proficiency Assessment Certification) testing is the pre-employment testing used by Muskegon County. If a position requires OPAC testing, the topics required will be found in the additional information section of each job announcement. Applicants must pass OPAC testing with a score of 60% or greater to be placed on the eligible list. Applicant's scores are good for one year and can be transferred to multiple recruitments.
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Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for Muskegon County positions and pass any required pre-employment tests are placed on an eligible list. The list of eligible candidates is sent to the hiring manager for consideration. Eligible lists remain in effect for 90 days.
All applications for employment with Muskegon County must be submitted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/muskegon. Although we cannot accept resumes without an online submittal, the Muskegon County Human Resources office has computer work stations available to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We even have staff to help you through the application process!
97 East Apple Ave., Suite 110
Muskegon, MI 49442
Please understand that the hiring process can be lengthy. It is unlikely that you will receive any feedback prior to the expiration date of the job announcement. Most notifications regarding the hiring process are sent via email to each applicant's email address. It is vital that the email you provide is valid and one you check often. In rare cases, notifications may end up in a spam folder. Always check your spam file if you feel you have missed any notifications.
Finally, if you are in doubt regarding the status of your application, give us a call! The Human Resources office can be reached at (231) 724-6442, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please have the title of the position ready when you call.
Applicants may submit any supporting documents they wish for each job announcement. At the end of the online application process the candidate is given the opportunity to upload a resume, cover letter, college transcripts, military discharge paperwork or any other attachment they feel appropriate for the position.
Unfortunately, all applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, EST of the published closing date for each announcement. Late submittals will not be accepted.
Muskegon County recognizes the sacrifices made by our military service members and is proud to provide a Veteran's hiring preference for all honorably discharged Veterans of the United States military. Muskegon County will waive minimum college and/or experience requirements associated with individual positions in lieu of comparable military education, training, and service. In addition, all things being equal, Veterans will be offered employment over those without military service.
To receive the Muskegon County Veteran's hiring preference, applicants must submit a DD Form 214 or reserve discharge order. Active National Guard and Reserve soldiers may submit a letter from their unit commander stating the service member's military occupational specialty, end of service date, and verification that the service member is in good standing.
According to the Muskegon County Personnel Rules, minimum qualifications have been established for each position. Applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications established in order to advance in the recruitment process. Any application that does not meet the minimum qualifications will not be accepted. Candidates that are not qualified will receive an email notifying them of the reason.
Absolutely! Simply visit http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/humanresources/ and select Job Interest Card. Select any job categories that interest you and click "submit". Fill out the requested information and submit. Whenever a new job announcement from your selected category is published you will receive an email with a link to the online application!