Mary Jo Di Paolo, H/R Director
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Fridays, 8:00am-Noon
Phone: (248) 246-3070
Fax: (248) 246-3004
Address: 1st Floor, City Hall, 211 S Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067-2619
Department Responsibilities: The Human Resources Department oversees the employment process, including the recruitment, application, selection and orientation of new employees. The department assists in the training, evaluation and promotion of existing employees. It participates in negotiations and day to day administration of employee contracts; administers employee and retiree insurance and benefit plans, and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Employment Opportunities: Click on "Job Openings", to review descriptions of current municipal government job openings with the City of Royal Oak. These descriptions are also available in the Human Resources Department and are posted on bulletin boards in City buildings. The descriptions include the title of the job opening, examples of duties and responsibilities, qualifications needed to apply, compensation and the deadline by which applications must be received.
The most common full-time positions posted by the City are Police Officer and Firefighter. Other positions are posted as needed.
Part-time and seasonal jobs include Summer Laborers for the Department of Public Service, Library Pages and Aides, and Parking Attendants.
The City of Royal Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, or any other non-merit factor is prohibited.
The City advertises on this website, Michigan Municipal League & University career portals, Association websites and Michigan Works! on an as needed basis. Interested parties should watch for advertisements, or contact the Human Resources department for a time frame pertaining to when applications for a specific position will be posted.
Applications for Employment: If you wish to apply for any of the positions currently being advertised, you need to fill out an official application form. Application forms and guidelines for filling them out are available on the Web by clicking on "guidelines" and "Application". Applications are also available at the Human Resources Department. Applications are only accepted for currently advertised vacancies.
Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. Candidates are then scheduled for an examination and/or interview, and placed on an eligibility list, which is usually good for one year. The Department Head notifies applicants for a final interview as vacancies arise.
Employee and Retiree Benefits: If you are an employee or retiree of the City of Royal Oak and have questions relating to insurance or other benefits, call (248)246-3070.
Please note: Questions about retirement checks, retiree financial statements or other retirement related financial matters should be directed to the City's Finance Department at (248)246-3030.