Recruitment Process


SELECTION PROCEDURE: A completed City application form and supplemental application questionnaire (if applicable) are required to be considered for any open position. Resumes are accepted along with the application form but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skill relevant to this position. Candidates are expected to fully complete all sections of the application. Applicants will be screened based on the qualifications for the job as described. Applications evaluated as best matching the needs of the City will continue in the selection process. The selection process may include any or all of the following: oral interview(s), a written or practical examination, a skills test, and an assessment center examination. The selection process may be changed as deemed necessary by the City Human Resources Office. The provisions of any job flyer or job application do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. The provisions may be modified or revoked without notice.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A completed criminal history supplemental questionnaire is required along with the City application for positions in Recreation, Aquatics and Public Safety. For all other positions, if the City determines that an applicant meets the minimum employment qualifications as stated in the job flyer, the applicant will then be required to complete a criminal supplemental questionnaire stating whether he or she has been convicted of a criminal offense and to provide information regarding his or her criminal before he or she may be considered further in the recruitment process. Applicants will also be required to successfully pass a criminal background check in accordance with City policy, which may include Live Scan and other job-related criminal background investigations. The criminal background check will be paid by the City.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Applicants will be required as a prerequisite to employment to successfully pass a physical exam, which may include a drug screen, and any other job-related physical examinations, the cost of which will be paid by the City.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: An individual with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation to participate in the examination/interview process should notify Human Resources no later than three working days prior to the scheduled examination/interview date.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: All newly appointed or promoted full-time employees serve a one-year probationary period during which they are employed “at will.” During this probationary period, the services of a full-time employee can be discontinued at anytime without cause.

NOTE: In compliance with the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986, all job offers made by the City are contingent upon providing proof of your legal right to work in the United States.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
As a covered entity under Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, the City of La Mirada does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.