Civil Service

The Civil Service Department is defined by the City of Muskegon charter as the City’s employment office. As part of the Administrative Division team, the department devotes much of its time and resources to applicant recruitment and testing to fill the vacancies that occur within the City’s workforce.

The City of Muskegon has contracted with the County of Muskegon to provide civil service/human resources services, including recruitment.

Current Job Opportunities


Frequently Asked Questions about Civil Service

  • Civil Service is the governmental parallel to personnel/human resources. The Civil Service Department is primarily responsible for establishing employment classifications, conducting examinations, and selecting classified personnel. The Civil Service Department strives to provide equal employment opportunity through competitive examinations in combination with individual qualifications.

  • The City of Muskegon posts job openings online through the Government Jobs website. Click here to see current job opportunities. Seasonal and part-time job opportunities like Marina Aides are posted on this website.

    Job seekers may also stop by the Muskegon County Human Resources Department to learn about City employment.

    Marquette Campus
    1903 Marquette Avenue
    Muskegon, MI 49442

    Questions may be directed to the Muskegon County Human Resources Department at: (877) 521-JOBS.


    Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm, with the exception of holidays*
    *New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King BD, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve: Closed

    • Life Insurance
    • Comprehensive Health Care Plan
    • 457 Deferred Compensation
    • Dental Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Plans
    • Jury Duty Compensation
    • Longevity Pay Plan
    • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    • Payroll Direct Deposit
    • Vacation/Sick/Personal/Bereavement Leaves
    • Vision Benefits
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Fitness Club Reimbursement
    • Residency Incentives
    • Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance

Contact the Civil Service Department

  • Kristen Wade

    Kristen Wade

    Human Resources Director


County of Muskegon Human Resources Department


Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed


(231) 724-6444


(231) 724-6840