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For an application to be considered, you must complete an application online prior to the closing date indicated on the job announcement. Resumes and other supplementary materials may be submitted, but will not be considered in lieu of your completed online application. Some positions may require additional information or certifications; please read the job announcement in its entirety. Failure to complete or submit the appropriate information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
Completed applications, and any supplementary materials, must be submitted through the online application portal GovernmentJobs.
In the list of job opportunities, select the position you are interested in to view the full job description, benefits, and supplemental questionnaire as applicable. When ready, click APPLY. You will be able to create your profile, if you have none, or use your existing account profile to submit your application. Mailed, emailed, or incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be considered in lieu of completing the online application form.
Please reference the Online Application Guide for a step-by-step process in creating an account with GovernmentJobs.
Certain clerical and administrative support classifications require dexterity in the use of a keyboard and may require a typing certificate. Your typing certificate must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:
Important to note that internet or electronic typing certificates are not accepted. Below is a list of facilities you can take your typing test:
The recruitment process can vary depending on the nature of the position. Safety positions may take longer due the extensive selection and background process that candidates go through. All notifications are done through e-mail. You will receive notices and updates to the email address you have provided in your online application.
The selection process varies depending on the nature of the position. The recruitment process includes a combination of different components in order to assess and evaluate the candidates.
POST regulated positions
Being on the eligibility list means that you have passed the qualifying selection process and are on a ranked list based on your score. The City of Alhambra follows the “Rule of Three Scores” per the Alhambra Municipal Code. The top 3 eligibles are invited for a final selection process with the hiring department.
When eligibles in rank drops from the selection process, either withdrawn or disqualified during the process, candidates next in rank will be notified of next steps to consistently provide the hiring manager the top 3 eligibles for possible selection.
An eligibility list is active and valid for a period of six (6) months from the date it was established. If you were not selected on the round of recruitment you were put on the list for, you may still be considered to proceed to next steps in the event that another vacancy in the same position opens.