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Recruitment Process

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to apply on-line directly by visiting the City's website at https://cityofmissionviejo.org.  Applications and any accompanying materials, must be filled out completely and must show that the minimum qualifications are met.  Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application for review of minimum qualifications.  Complete one application per vacant position.  Completed on-line applications must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the filing deadline.

If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your on-line application, please contact NEOGOV directly at 855-524-5627.

Selection Procedure

Applicants must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for the position in which they are applying. Based upon the information presented on the application, those applicants who appear to possess the most suitable qualifications will be requested to continue in the recruitment process. Failure to state all pertinent qualifications may lead to elimination from the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified by mail of the results of the selection process.

*The City has a nepotism policy which may preclude an applicant from being hired if the City employs a relative.

Examination Procedure

Only those candidates possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications and best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may consist of any or all of the following components: written examination, skills assessment evaluation, and oral interview. Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established.

Eligibility List

This contains the names of the candidates that successfully complete the oral interview examinations (see Examination Procedure). Unless exhausted sooner, eligibility lists remain active for a period of six (6) months. The eligibility list established for a recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time and/or seasonal vacancies for a job classification.

Veterans Preference System

Veterans of the armed forces, who have received Honorable Discharges from active duty, shall receive an additional five (5%) percent added to each written, skills inventory and/or oral interview examination test score that they pass. This preference will apply only to the first appointment to any regular City appointment. A copy of your valid DD214 must be submitted on or before the final filing date in order to be eligible for Veterans Preference System.

Accomodation for Disability

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation in the application, testing and/or interviewing process, must provide the Human Resources Office by the application due date, documentation from a qualified authority to confirm the disability and prescribed accommodation. An applicant is not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that he or she believes will not interfere with his or her ability to perform the essential requirements of the job.

Special Notices

The City of Mission Viejo requires a job related physical examination, including a drug and alcohol test and a complete background investigation, as part of our selection of regular and part-time, hourly, seasonal, and/or temporary employees.  All new and re-hired employees will be fingerprinted as part of the employment process, and a criminal history check will be conducted with the Department of Justice.  Offers of employment are conditional upon the successful completion of these examinations. 

Federal immigration law requires all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Mission Viejo is participating in the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly hired or rehired employees.  Our participation in this program does not exempt us from the obligation to complete a Form I-9 for every hired or rehired employee.

All new and rehired employees appointed to a regular position will serve a probationary period for the first year of continuous employment.  The department head, manager and/or supervisor, or the employee can terminate the employment relationship, at any time during the probation period without reason or right of appeal. 

The City of Mission Viejo has a smoking policy that prohibits smoking at the workstation of all employees. 

The provisions noted herein are intended only as general guidelines for prospective applicants and may be modified or revoked without prior notice or agreement.

In accordance with California state law, all City of Mission Viejo employees are disaster services workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of a disaster.