Employment with the City
The City of Alachua is committed to employ, in its best judgment, the most qualified candidates for open positions while engaging in recruitment and selection practices that are in compliance with all applicable employment laws. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for employment to all applicants and employees. Preference will also be given to eligible veterans and their spouses.
The City of Alachua is a drug-free workplace. Selected candidates will be subject to a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment. Employment will be considered provisional until the drug screening and background check are completed. The City of Alachua is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans' Preference will be given to eligible veterans or eligible spouses of veterans.
Employment Applications are accepted for OPEN POSITIONS ONLY, and must be filled out completely. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application. Resumes may be submitted with the application as supplemental information. Applications indicating “See Resume” for any response on the application will be considered incomplete and not processed. Applications will remain on file for a period of 6 months from the date an application is received. Once an application becomes inactive, a new application must be completed.
Once an application is received, it will be screened by the Human Resources Department to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum requirements and qualifications for the position. Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses. Applicants whose education (if applicable), work experience, skills and training most closely match the job description qualifications may be called in for testing, interviewing and other pre-selection processing.
Selected candidates are required to undergo a background check, reference check, criminal history check (FDLE if applicable), a pre-employment drug screening and a pre-employment physical (if necessitated by the position). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to provide a MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) if necessitated by the position.
The City of Alachua is a drug-free workplace.