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How to Apply

Apply Online 

Step 1. Find the specific job that you want to apply for by clicking on the "Current Job Openings" link.

Step 2. Apply online by clicking on the title of the position you are interested in.  This will bring up the complete job posting for the particular position.  On that page, there is a blue link that states "Apply for This Position Online."  

Step 3. Click on the blue link and the online job application will open up for you so that you can fill out your information.  Have your reference information and phone numbers ready!

Step 3. When you are finished, please be sure that the "Finish " or " Submit " button on the last page of the application is clicked so that your application will immediately go to our Recruitment and Hiring Manager for review.  At that point, you will get a statement on the screen that says "Thank you for applying to Washtenaw County Government."


Avoid the Old Thumbs Down


  1. Do not type "see resume" on the application as this will void your application. Type in details of your work experience on the application.
  2. Make sure that you provide the information requested as you are competing with over 10,000 applications each year.
  3. Read our website so that you know as much as possible about Washtenaw County and our Guiding Principles.  
  4. Make sure that you check the posting for test requirements and take the tests prior to the filing deadline.

Job Posting Schedule

New jobs are posted online every Monday.  If Monday is a holiday, the posting date will be Tuesday.




Clerical and Support positions require two tests. The clerical and typing tests which must be completed before the filing deadline. Some positions require a Data Entry test. Check the posting for test requirements.


The Clerical, Typing and Data Entry Tests are administered on  Wednesday mornings (see schedule below).  Clerical/Typing testing is administered at 9:00 am and the Data Entry test is administered at 10:00am (upon completion of Clerical/Typing testing).  No appointment is necessary, but you must be signed in by the test start time. The typing test may be retaken once every 30 days. The clerical test once in 60 days.


The test location is at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan (at the Washtenaw County Service Center, corner of Washtenaw Ave. and Hogback Rd.). Click here for a map.

check.jpg Questions about testing?  Contact Human Resources at 734-973-4590


2017 Testing Schedule
 Testing start time is 9am Wednesday unless other indicated











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Are You Ready?

Check Our Job Opportunities and Apply Online

If you really care about Washtenaw County Government and want to be a part of making it WORLD CLASS, click here to browse our current job openings.

In the event you cannot apply online, please download the application and send to the address listed above, or fax it to us at 734-222-6775 before the stated deadline. Download a pdf version of the Job Application Form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). You can apply in person at our office (Human Resources) located at 220 N. Main, Ann Arbor, MI. View a map. Timely submittal is important so please allow for mail time before deadline.

What Next?

  • Following Up
    When can I expect to hear back? How can I find the status of my application? 
  • Interviewing
    What will the interview be like? How can I prepare?

Our Contact Person

Should you need ADA accommodations or assistance, in the application process, please feel free to contact Nina Johnson, Recruitment and Hiring Manager at 734-222-6823 or e-mail her at


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220 N. Main
  220 N. Main St.
  P.O. Box 8645
  Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
  Phone: 734-222-6800
  Fax: 734-222-6775

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