Hiring Process

Application Screening
Applications are screened to determine the best qualified applicants for the requirements of the position. Only these applicants will be included in the selection process in order to establish the best applicant pool for the position.

Selection Process
The selection process involves fairly testing the qualifications of applicants. This may be a single interview or a series of tests to assess skills and abilities.

Final Applicant Pool
Human Resources and the appropriate department head shall prepare a final applicant pool consisting of a group of applicants who successfully completed the selection process. Human Resources may conduct education verification, reference checks, and background investigations on those in the applicant pool to further determine their qualifications based on job requirements. Applicant pools may remain in effect for up to 6 months.

Employment Offers
A job offer may be extended to one of the individuals in the final applicant pool who has been determined to be the most qualified based on bona fide job duties and requirements of the position.

Medical Exam & Drug Screening
Conditional employment offers are contingent upon the applicant successfully completing any post-employment offer medical examinations, drug screening, background check (if necessary), and motor vehicle record check.

The city may appoint any applicant in the specified applicant pool who has successfully completed the entire selection process.