Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Show Low is an EEO Employer. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran/national guard or any other similarly protected status.  We also comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria.

Frequently applicants feel lost in the process of applying for employment.  In order to ease the confusion, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions. Whether you are applying for the first time, or have previously filed an application, this information will be useful to you.

CAN I APPLY FOR A POSITION ANY TIME I WISH?

No. The City of Show Low accepts applications only when a position is open.  We hold all job applications for six (6) months.  As positions become available we review all existing job applications for applicants who meet the job requirements.

HOW DO I FILE MY APPLICATION?

You may obtain a job application one of three ways:

  • Printing out our on-line Job Application. Complete the application and mail it to: City of Show Low,  Attn: Human Resources, 180 N. 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901, or fax it to: (928) 532-4019.

  • Stopping by our City Hall Office located at 180 N. 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901

  • Contacting our Human Resource Department at (928) 532-4011.

In order for your application to receive the consideration it deserves, it is very important that you fill out the application completely, even if you attach a resume.  Do not state 'see resume' when asked to describe your responsibilities and experience.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of information you provide on the application itself.  Your resume will only be reviewed for clarification purposes.  If you need more space to describe additional work experience relevant to the position, continue on a separate sheet of paper utilizing the same format.  Some positions require that an Application Supplement be completed in addition to the application.  This supplement will require you to more fully explain specific experience or qualifications.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER CHANGES?

Notify Human Resources immediately.  We will make the necessary changes to your records.  If we are unable to contact you because you have moved or changed your phone number, your name will be withdrawn from further consideration.

IF I'VE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED AN APPLICATION, WILL I AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED FOR OTHER POSITIONS?

You must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in.  You may submit a copy of your application if you prefer, but 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.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I FILE MY APPLICATION?

Each application is given careful consideration, however, this takes time.  The volume of applications we receive is generally large, the screening process for an open position can take several weeks.  We realize it can be frustrating to feel you're on hold, but we ask that you please be patient and give us time to be thorough.
When we receive an application, we will hold the application for six (6) months.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS OR STAGES OF THE SELECTION PROCESS?

The steps of the selection process vary depending upon the position. For example, an application screening and selection interview may be all that is required.  Certain positions may require the applicant to pass a written exam.  Performance tests may also be required for positions requiring certain skills, such as typing or the operation of heavy equipment.  Decisions about the selection process are made by the Hiring Authority and Human Resources when the position opens.  The final outcome of the selection process (whether it involves an application screening or a "full blown" testing process) is the creation of a list of qualified candidates (called an eligibility list) for consideration by the Hiring Authority. The Hiring Authority is free to contact anyone on the eligibility list for an interview.

IF A TEST IS GIVEN, DOES EVERYONE WHO APPLIES TAKE THE TEST?

Only the applicants whose experience and training most closely match the City's requirements for the position will be called in for an interview.  All applicants who are called in for an interview will be required to take all tests required for the position.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM CALLED FOR AN INTERVIEW?

Be certain that you know where and when to report, who the interviewer is, and the position for which you are being considered. Be sure to obtain the phone number and person who contacted you for the interview.

DOES HUMAN RESOURCES DO THE SELECTION INTERVIEWS?

No. In fact, Human Resources is often NOT involved in the final selection decision.  The City's objective is obviously to hire the best person for the position. Human Resources recruits, screens, and tests applicants based upon general requirements for the position in order to create a pool of eligible candidates for consideration.  Individual jobs differ, however, and the supervisors or managers in the department where the vacancy actually exists are in a better position to evaluate each candidate's suitability for the particular job. Therefore, they make the final decision, and based on background checks and verification a conditional offer of employment is made by the Human Resources Department.

 


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