Selection Process

Step 1
Applications are screened to determine the candidates best suited to the city’s needs. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that your application will be selected to continue in the process.

Step 2
If a department desires to interview an applicant(s), those applicants will be notified. One or more interviews will be conducted prior to the final selection.

Step 3
A written test is administered for some positions. Applicants invited to take the test will be notified by email or U.S. Mail of the testing time and location.

Step 4
Once an applicant is selected for hire, a background check / investigation will be conducted. This may include a check of any of the following:
  • Driver’s license and driving record
  • Social security number
  • Credit report
  • Personal and professional references
  • Education and certification confirmation
Step 5
All offers of employment are subject to the successful completion of a post-offer drug screen. Some positions also require a medical exam. A psychological evaluation is required for positions in the Police Department.

Step 6
Successful applicants will be required to complete a verification form designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service that certifies they are eligible for employment in the United States.

Step 7
Once the position is filled, applicants not chosen for an interview will be notified by email or U.S. Mail.