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Requirements for City Employment

There is no City residency requirement.

 

The minimum age to work at the City is 18 if the position involves use of hazardous equipment or chemicals.  There are a limited number of positions available at the Recreation Center; a minimum age requirement of 15 is applicable. 

 

The City requires a criminal background/records check for all positions and a pre-employment drug test for safety sensitive positions.  A pre-employment physical may also be required for some jobs.


Job Postings

Information about current job openings and application procedures are posted on the employment page.

 

Police Service is contracted with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Fire Service is provided by Goodyear Fire. Therefore, we do not hire for any positions related to Police or Fire.


Applications/Resumes/Cover letters

Applications for employment with the City are accepted only when that position becomes available.

 

An application is required.  You may apply for several jobs using the same application.  Your resume/cover letter can be attached to your application.  Be sure to sign the completed application before submitting it to the City for consideration.

 

Cover letters may be addressed:  “Dear Hiring Manager” or “To Whom It May Concern.”


Testing & Interviewing

Depending on the open position, you may be asked to come in for testing prior to an interview.  Following the testing, interviews are scheduled with the top candidates.

 

Interviews are not automatic.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone to schedule an interview.  This time may vary depending on departmental needs and priorities but is usually within three weeks after the deadline date.

 

The next steps in the employment process will be explained during the interview.


Follow Up

Once the job is filled, all applicants are notified by mail.