DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
Under close supervision, employees in this class may operate a personal computer to perform data entry, prepare records,
statements, vouchers, forms, letters, memorandum, mailing lists and other materials from copy, rough draft or detailed
instruction. Typists also record and verify information; arrange and prepare data for processing; perform miscellaneous duties
such as sorting and distributing mail; maintain files and office records; answer phones and assist the general public.
Typists are employed throughout Wayne County including Downriver, Western Wayne County and Detroit.
At the time of application and appointment, applicant must have:
NOTE: Applicants must type thirty-five (35) corrected words per minute with ninety (90) percent accuracy. A performance test
will be given.
TYPES OF TESTS
Performance tests (pass/fail) will be administered to evaluate typing speed (at least 35 corrected words per minute with 90
percent accuracy). A Written test (100%) will be administered covering knowledge of general office/clerical procedures and
Candidates must pass all tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or such other tests as
the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants for appointment.
To establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six
(6) months but may be extended.
This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and
removed from the list.
Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where
applicable. Payment is on a bi-weekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave
pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.
How to Apply: Applicants must complete application form (P/HR-210), which may be obtained at the office of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. The application will be used for determining eligibility for admission to the examination and as a
basis for rating experience and training.
Investigation and Probationary Period: An investigation of character and past employment will be conducted. Appointees
must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with the
provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.
Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10)
points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5) points
added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for and proof of eligibility must be submitted
at the time of the examination.
Equal Employment Opportunity: 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. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO
Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legal-postings.aspx.
Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne
County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at
(800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular
Appeal of Rejection: Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne
County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the
mailing of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.
Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the
notice of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within
twenty (20) days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.