If a test is given, does everyone who applies take the test?

Before any decision is made regarding who should be invited to test, each application is reviewed based upon the requirements of the position. Only those candidates whose experience and training most closely match the City's requirements for the position will be invited to take part in the competitive testing process.

If you are not called in for testing, don't be discouraged, the competition can be tough! If you are called in to test and if you meet the required standards, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. If you do not meet the required standards of the test, you will also be notified, usually by mail. In some cases, applicants selected to interview will go through that process first and then the finalists go on to the testing process.

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1. Can I apply for a position at any time?
2. How will I know what jobs I'm qualified for and when to apply?
3. Can I submit a resume in lieu of filling out an application?
4. If I've previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?
5. What should I do if my address or phone number changes?
6. What happens after I file my application?
7. What are the steps or stages of the selection process?
8. If a test is given, does everyone who applies take the test?
9. What should I do if I am called for an interview?
10. Does Human Resources do the interviews?
11. What about Civil Service positions?