Hiring Process

City Hiring Process

Applicants for positions with the City must complete an online application for all posted vacancies. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applications are valid only for the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in other posted vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application.

Vacant positions will remain posted for at least five business days. All vacancies are considered open until filled; there are no posted closing dates.

All applications are reviewed by Human Resources. Only applications for those who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further review. Those applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications for a position will not be forwarded.


Selection for interviews is made based on applicants who are deemed the best match for the vacancy. Normally, interviews are conducted by a panel of at least three individuals. In some cases, candidates will be tested on related job knowledge and may be asked to demonstrate their abilities (practical test).

When selection for the position has been made and the candidate reports for work, the other applicants are notified via e-mail or US Mail (if no valid email address is provided) that they have not been selected.

Once the selected applicant has received a conditional offer of employment, he or she will be required to undergo a criminal records check and successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen.

Candidates for police officer, telecommunicator, records clerk, and firefighter positions, are required to complete additional steps in the hiring process. Applicants may view these steps by visiting Police Department Applicant Information and Police Records Clerk and Telecommunicator Applicant Information sections found in the Employment section of the city website.