Employment Information

How to Apply

Applications can be completed anytime online or Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the office of the City of Livonia Civil Service Department at:
33000 Civic Center Drive
Livonia, MI 48154

Applicants will be notified by email of the time and place of the examination. 


Qualified applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in order to take an examination must request and complete the Request For Accommodation Form and provide original documentation from a licensed physician or certified rehabilitation counselor verifying the need for accommodation. Questions or comments concerning this requirement may be addressed with the examiner assigned to the examination for which the applicant is applying, at (734) 466-2530. 


Notice: The City of Livonia, in compliance with the federal Wagner-Peyser Act and the State of Michigan Employment Security Act, provides information to the Michigan Employment Security Commission (MESC) concerning individuals making application for employment and/or employed by the City of Livonia to facilitate the administration of any unemployment compensation or public employment service law. By implied consent, individuals who submit an application for employment consideration, including but not limited to those who are hired, authorize the City to provide information in compliance with these laws.

Pre-Employment Physical

Applicants are required to pass a complete pre-employment medical examination to be conducted by a physician authorized by the City of Livonia.

Probationary Period

For regular employment, employees must be hired in a regular position and must satisfactorily complete the original probationary period (a minimum of six months) before the appointment will be considered regular.

Residency Requirement

State Law Act Number 212 of the Public Acts of 1999 provides that a public employer shall not require, by collective bargaining agreement or otherwise, that a person reside within a specified geographic area, distance or travel time from his/her place of employment as a condition of employment or promotion. The statute does not, however, prohibit the City from requiring that a person reside within 20 miles (or some greater distance) from the nearest boundary of the City unless the person is married and his/her spouse is employed by another public employer that, if not for the state law, would require such spouse to reside less than 20 miles from the nearest boundary of the public employer.

It should be kept in mind that the state law does not apply to volunteer or paid on-call firefighters, elected officials, or unpaid appointed officials.

Veterans Preference

Honorably discharged war veterans who received passing grades on all parts of the examination will have five points added to their final earned examination score, provided that they served in the Armed Forces of the United States between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946, or between June 27, 1950 and July 26, 1953, or between August 6, 1964 and May 5, 1975 for at least 181 consecutive days, or were issued a campaign badge for Expeditionary Service as specified in the Federal Civil Service Code, and provided that in each case the applicant shall submit documentary proof of his or her honorable discharge from the service in the Armed Forces at the time of application.


Regular employment with the City of Livonia includes benefits as part of the total employee compensation package. These benefits may vary for each employee depending on whether they are represented by a union and the terms of their contract. Examples of the benefits available to all full-time general employees are as follows:

  • 401a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan - City and employee contributions
  • 457b Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan - Employee contributions only
  • AFLAC (Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-term Disability)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Group Health Insurance (includes prescription drug coverage): Community Blue/Blue Choice PPO and Community Blue PPO Plan 3 or Plan 12 (employee co-insurance and co-pays required and deductibles may apply)
  • Dental and Optical Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Legal Shield
  • Paid Leave Time - includes vacation, sick, personal business, holidays, bereavement, and jury duty
  • Short Term Disability Payment Plan

Note: Regular part-time employees qualify to receive a reduced level of benefits.