City Job Opportunities

For all City Positions:  Preferred method of application is through the City of Dowagiac website at:
All submissions must contain a City of Dowagiac employment application, resume and cover letter.

Water Sewer Operations Superintendent-Applications accepted until filled.

The City of Dowagiac is accepting applications for the non-union position of Water Sewer Operations Superintendent.  The Superintendent supervises, directs, and coordinates all work activities associated with water and sewer utilities, provides written and oral reports and recommendations, and supports daily crew activities.   The Superintendent will coordinate labor and equipment for daily tasks and projects.  The Superintendent will also work with the Public Services Director to manage various projects and activities including monitoring labor, equipment and material budgets.  Major duties include organizing, managing, scheduling, and implementing maintenance, repair, construction, operations activities, and maintaining regulatory compliance related to city water distribution infrastructure, sanitary sewer collection infrastructure, storm sewer and drainage infrastructure, and other like duties. See the job description

The ideal applicant will be professional, courteous and exhibit excellent communication with working crews, other staff and the public.  A college/university degree in engineering, construction management, natural sciences, parks & recreation, business, public administration or other related technical field is preferred.   All applicants considered will have at least 5 years of proven experience in administering water distribution, sewer collection, storm sewer systems or other similar public works and utilities operations.

$24.35-$31.66 per hour, starting wage.  This is an hourly non-exempt position.

Those wishing to apply will provide the completed city job application, a current resume and cover letter. 
 Application materials may be sent through use of the “online employment application” on the City’s website at: (preferred), by email at or sent through mail to: Human Resources-confidential, P.O. Box 430, Dowagiac, MI  49047.

Patrol Officers-Open Until Filled

The Dowagiac Police Department is currently accepting applications and resumes for exceptional patrol officers. We are looking for a team player with excellent decision-making skills and the desire to contribute to our community in a positive way. You don’t have to leap small buildings in a single bound, but you do have to come to work every day ready to be the best person you can be. The ideal applicant must be able to communicate well, negotiate difficult situations, possess common sense and empathy, and be teachable

WAGES: Full-time position plus a comprehensive benefits package including municipal pension, health and dental, paid time off and life insurance, with optional additional 457 plans.See our benefits package for Patrol Officers

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $43,260.20 - $55,684.86 per year

Applications/resumes will be accepted until position is filled.


The City of Dowagiac is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability in employment or the provision of services.