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PEAK Positions

Learn more about PEAK here. To be considered for a PEAK position, please submit the following:

  1. PEAK Program Assistant (PDF)
  2. PEAK Special Needs Assistant (PDF)
  3. Job Application (PDF) - This is a public position, as such the City cannot guarantee confidentiality once the applicant accepts an invitation to interview. If you would like to request confidentiality during the pre-interview phase, please indicate your request on the application form.
  4. Criminal History Background Check Form (PDF)
  5. Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure & Authorization (PDF)
  6. Employment Application Attachment (PDF)
  7. List of three professional references
  8. Cover letter and resume (optional)
  9. State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Child Care Background Check
  10. Effective immediately!  The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is now requiring a complete fingerprint background check for all PEAK employees.

      The City will conduct a formal interview process for each position within the PEAK program.  If you are selected for hiring, we will provide you a contingent offer of employment.  The offer is contingent on your ability to successfully complete and pass the City required pre-employment physical and drug test, as well as the LARA mandated Child Care Background Check, including a fingerprint screening process.  All forms related to the background process will be provided to you by the City and we will work with you to schedule an appointment for the fingerprinting process.  The City will pay for one (1) LARA required fingerprint child care background check.  If you accept an offer of employment and do not appear at the agreed upon scheduled fingerprint screening time, any rescheduled appointments are your responsibility at a cost of over $50.00.

Effective 03/11/2020, the City will only accept employment applications by email or fax. This provision is being implemented as a result of CDC guidelines to minimize exposure between employees and the public during the widespread COVID-19 situation in the United States. Applications can be emailed to or faxed to 989-779-5317. If you have any questions regarding applying for City employment, please call the Human Resources Department at 989-779-5314. Visit the CDC’s web page here for more information on COVID-19.

*NOTE - PEAK applicants will be considered eligible for six (6) months from the date the application is submitted*