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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Tallahassee. We strongly encourage applicants to review the information at the links below to help you with the on-line job application process. If you need additional assistance after reviewing this information, please call the Human Resources Department at 850-891-8214. Please note, the Apply Online application will be unavailable for a approximately one-half hour between 5-11pm on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month.
ALL applications must be completed in its entirety. A resume can be submitted with a completed application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a City Application.
Please Note: We no longer accept hard-copy application forms unless specifically noted on the vacancy announcement. Applicants will be required to Apply On-Line. In addition, all new hires will be processed through E-Verify.
When you are working on a PC inside the City Network, you should continue to access PS HRMS the same way you always have - and only use the Current City Employees link when you need to access PeopleSoft HRMS from outside of the City Network.
An applicant must pay close attention to accurately and truthfully complete the information on the City Employment Application. Any omissions, falsifications, misstatements, or misrepresentations of the information provided may disqualify an applicant.
The City of Tallahassee conducts various background checks and/or reference checks, and/or other screenings, prior to extending a confirmed offer of employment to the top applicant for a City position. These may include:
Criminal History Screening
A criminal history check is conducted on the top applicant for every City position. A criminal history will not automatically bar an applicant from employment; the nature, job-relatedness, severity and date of the offense(s) in relation to the duties of the position for which you are applying are considered. However, if your answers regarding your criminal history on your application do not accurately and completely reflect your criminal history, you may be eliminated from further consideration.
Driver History Check
If you are the top applicant for a position whose duties require or include driving responsibility, a driver history check will be conducted to verify appropriate licensure and a satisfactory driving record. An applicant will not be cleared for a position that requires driving if he or she has had:
- Three or more moving violations within the last three years, or
- One or more serious or criminal traffic violations within the last three years, or
- Has an overall driving history record that reflects an ongoing pattern of recklessness, carelessness, poor judgment, or disregard of laws and rules associated with the operation of a motor vehicle.
Pre-employment Drug/Alcohol Test
An applicant selected for a Safety Sensitive City position must pass a pre-employment drug test. Safety sensitive positions include any that are DOT-regulated, (including all that require a commercial driver license), certain Police and Fire positions, (including all certified fire and sworn police positions), and those with responsibility for the supervision or safety of children.
NOTE: An external applicant who accepts a regular or temporary City position will be required to reimburse the City for a portion of the costs associated with applicable pre-employment screenings.
Selective Service registration
All males between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age shall be required to show proof of selective service registration or exemption before being employed with the City of Tallahassee. This requirement also applies to current employees selected to fill vacant positions. Contact the Selective Service System for more information or to register on-line.