I passed the examination, now what happens?
After all testing is complete and each successful applicant’s score is calculated, you are placed on an eligibility list in a high to low rank order according to total score. Applicants are notified by mail as to their scores and rank on the list. The eligibility list is generally valid for a 2-year time period. If other vacancies occur before the list expires, the current top 3 applicants again will be considered by the department.

The Department Director has the right to choose from the top 3 applicants on the eligibility list. If you are in the top three, and a vacancy occurs, you will be considered for the opening. You may be required to interview with the department director for final selection.

Show All Answers

1. Can I come in to City Hall to complete an application?
2. Can I submit a resume so that you will notify me when a position is available?
3. Can my application rank ever change?
4. How do I apply for a job with the City of Sterling Heights?
5. How can I find out about available job opportunities?
6. I did not score high enough on the exam to be considered, now what I can do?
7. I have been offered a position, what’s next?
8. I passed the examination, now what happens?
9. Is there a residency requirement?
10. Is the City is an Equal Opportunity Employer?
11. Is there a filing deadline for applications?
12. What happens to my application once it is submitted?
13. What is an examination and why do I have to take one?
14. What is the City of Sterling Heights Civil Service System?
15. What types of fringe benefits does the City offer?
16. What types of positions are available?