Interviewing & Selection

The interview is an essential component of the hiring process. Not all applicants for a position will be interviewed. To control the flow of applicants the Human Resources Department will coordinate the interview process. Minimum qualifications for each city position have been established. The criteria focuses on minimum job related qualifications that employee’s must have to be successful on the job. The Human Resources Department will ensure that all interview procedure are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.

The interview is normally a multi-step process. The Human Resources Department will screen potential candidates for a position. The screening process includes, but is not limited to, any of the following devices: application checks, reference checks, testing, and interviewing. The process is designed to identify the most qualified job candidates. Only those candidates who most closely meet the established minimum qualifications will be scheduled for employment interviews. Interviews may be conducted at several levels including the Human Resources Department, the department level, and the board level.

The city intends to hire the most qualified candidate available. The final selection of an employee is the key step in the employment process. The appropriate department, in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, will review and analyze the final candidates credentials. No single factor will determine the final selection. Selection material is confidential and will only be available to the appropriate personnel. Upon reaching a final selection the Human Resources Department will notify the candidate selected.