FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
How do I obtain an Employment Application?
You may obtain an application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), in person at the Human Resources Department at City Hall; by mail by leaving a message on the 24-hour Job Line at (626-914-8206), or online by downloading the application on this website click here to go to the City's employment application .
How do I file my application?
You may submit your fully completed City application with an original signature in person or by mail at the Human Resources Department at Glendora City Hall, 116 East Foothill Boulevard, Glendora, CA 91741. A resume may be attached to your application. For complete information regarding filing an application, click here to visit the Job Openings page.
Can I fax or e-mail my application?
No. Only original, signed applications can be accepted.
How will I know what jobs I am qualified for and when to apply?
Whenever a position becomes available for open recruitment, an announcement, known as a job flyer, is created for the position. The job flyer contains a brief job description, statement of minimum training and experience qualifications, and a description of any special qualifications that may be required, i.e., licenses, certifications, etc. An opening and closing date appear on every job flyer.
Can the same application be used to apply for more than one opening?
No. A separate and complete application (with any required supplemental questionnaire responses, if applicable) must be filed for each open position.
I have previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?
You must submit a separate application for each position you are interested in. Remember that your application is evaluated on how well your training and experience match the particular position for which you are applying. A "master" application might not do you justice in every case.
Can I apply for a position at any time?
The Human Resources Department only accepts applications for positions they are currently recruiting for. You can feel free to check the City’s website at www.ci.glendora.ca.us or the job hotline at 626-914-8206 at any time to find out what openings are available.
Do you accept interest cards?
The Human Resources Department does not accept interest cards; however, the Police Department keeps interest cards on file for six months for all their department positions. For more information, please contact Valerie Peterson at email@example.com
How do I know if a job opening requires a supplemental questionnaire to be filed?
If a supplemental questionnaire is required to be submitted with your application, it will be noted on the job flyer. Supplemental questionnaires will be included online with the job flyer, and are attached to hard copies of the flyer that are posted and/or mailed to applicants.
What happens after I file my application?
After the closing date, applications are screened for the minimum qualifications. You will receive written notification on the status of your application and the next step in the recruitment process.
How does the Human Resources Department determine if I qualify for a position?
Your submitted application materials are reviewed to determine if you meet the qualifications and special requirements as stated on the job flyer. Only those candidates who appear best qualified, based on the requirements listed on the flyer and review of all submitted applications, resumes and supplemental materials for background, experience and training, will be invited to any combination of written, performance or oral appraisals to further evaluate their job related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. You should be sure to include all experience which may apply to the job, i.e., volunteer experience, licenses, certifications, professional affiliations, classes you have taken, training you have received and any other special qualifications. Failure to include all information requested could result in your not being invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
What are the steps or stages of the selection process?
The steps of the selection process vary depending upon the position. For example, you may be required to pass a written exam or submit a sample of your writing. A performance test may be required for a position requiring certain skills, such as typing or the operation of heavy equipment. For other positions, you may be required to participate in an oral board examination. Should you need a reasonable accommodation in the selection process, a request must be made prior to the test or interview. The selection process is determined by the hiring department and the Human Resources Department.
What is an eligibility list?
An eligibility list is the list that is established after a recruitment has been conducted and all examinations have been completed. The list contains, in rank order, those applicants who successfully complete the examination process. The hiring department contacts eligible candidates for selection interviews and determines which candidate would be the best fit for the available position. Eligibility lists expire six months from the date that the list is established; however, the Human Resources Department reserves the right to extend the life of an eligibility list or abolish the list early, per the provisions listed in the City’s Personnel Rules.
Although the selection process for a recruitment may seem to take some time to complete, it’s only through this careful evaluation process that we can ensure that all applicants are evaluated fairly. The time and effort involved in this process enables us to select the best applicant for the job.