The city / authority employs a civil service hiring approach. The process typically will consist of a number of phases to establish a list of eligible employees from which to make a selection for hire.
Role of HR
The process is centrally-administered by the Human Resources Department. Some processes may include phases administered by other departments such as the Police and Fire Departments when conducting background, criminal history, and psychological examinations.
Reference Checks and Medical Exams
All of the hiring departments will conduct reference checks prior to making a job offer. Prospective safety employees will also undergo a pre-employment medical exam after a conditional offer of employment is made. The pre-employment medical exam is to determine whether the candidate is capable of performing the tasks for which a conditional offer of employment has been made.