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Employment Process

The Charter of Wayne County employs nearly 3,000 people in various job classifications to provide a wide range of services to its residents. County services and job postings include public health, legal and judicial systems, jail and police services, maintenance of land records, collection of taxes, administration of elections, issuance of marriage licenses, maintenance of roads and drains, etc.

The Department of Personnel/Human Resources announces job opportunities, recruits applicants, establishes eligible lists to fill vacancies, administers examinations and provides support materials to assist applicants.

Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Wayne County current job postings include job title, salary, required qualifications, description of duties and other important information.
Applicants should read the announcement carefully to ensure that they meet the qualifications before applying for the job.
Job announcements are posted frequently on, Wayne County Mobil App, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Examination Process

Qualified applicants are given various examinations or tests to determine their suitability for the job. Each assessment or set of assessments evaluates the candidate's knowledge, ability, and skill level required for successful job performance. Applicants may be subject to one or more of the following tests:

Oral Assessment - An assessment where candidates are asked job related questions by a panel of subject matter experts which evaluate the responses and scores the candidates in a number of critical dimensions.

Performance Assessment - An asssessment that measures a specific skill, such as typing or tree climbing.

Physical Agility Assessment - An assessment that evaluates applicants on a candidate's strength and physical agility to perform a job requiring physical exertion.

Written Test - A computerized multiple-choice question test to support an applicant's knowledge with regard to a specific position.

Written tests are administered at the Guardian Building, Wayne County Community College District - Northwest Campus and virtually via Zoom.

Sample Test Questions

To assist with preparing for written tests, please see the sample test questions for several different examinations below. These sample test questions represent subjects that are on the actual written test. Please visit to view the job postings for additional details.

Account Clerk
Clerical Specialist
Clerical Specialist/Customer Service
Court Clerk
Project Supervisor
Social Service Specialist

For Further Information

For information regarding the application process, job qualifications, testing procedures, veterans' preference or other topics, call: (313) 224-5901.

For information regarding your position on an eligible list and/or re-employment consideration please email Necole Glasker at Please be sure include your name, exam title and exam number in your request.