The selection process and timelines may vary by recruitment. Selection processes can include one or more of the following: minimum qualifications screening, qualification screening based on application (training and experience or "T&E"), written examination, oral examination, practical examination or assessment center. Applicants who successfully complete all phases of the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list. Applicants with similar scores from the selection process are listed on the eligibility list in groups referred to as Bands. Bands are placed on the eligibility list in numbered order, with Band 1 being the highest band. The number of bands on an eligibility list varies with the number of applicants that have successfully completed the selection process for the position.
All or part of the eligibility list is forwarded (referred) to the department(s) with current and future vacancies for that position. The applicants in a band are listed in random order and are considered equal for the purposes of selection by a hiring department. After receiving the eligibility list, the department will conduct an interview with all of the applicants in the Band(s) they wish to consider. All candidates participating in the interview process with a department will be notified of the outcome. Eligibility lists typically last for 12 months, but may be extended or abolished based upon the needs of the City.
If applicable, official college transcripts may be required prior to the offer of employment.
Successful candidates shall be required to complete a verification form designated by Immigration & Naturalization Service that certifies they are eligible for employment in the United States of America. All City employees are required to sign a loyalty oath in accordance with California Government Code Section 3100.
All appointments are subject to the successful completion of a post-offer medical exam (which may include a drug screen) and fingerprint check. Most full time employees are subject to a 12-month probationary period. Sworn employees (Police and Fire), Public Safety Dispatchers and other selected positions will be subject to a 12-month probationary period.
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