Application Process

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Application Process

Positions currently open for recruitment to both the public and City of Oklahoma City employees can be viewed via the Jobs Open to the Public page.

Positions only open to current City employees can be found on the Positions Open to City Employees Only page. Please ensure you are applying for positions that are open to you to make application.

To submit an application for employment with the City of Oklahoma City, you must first create a user profile. You will need an email address and password to create your profile. You may also create a profile using social media accounts from Facebook or LinkedIn. You can create a profile at the Jobs Open to the Public page, using the Sign In menu on the upper right portion of the screen.

You must submit an application to be considered for a position. You may submit applications by clicking on the "Apply" button in the upper right portion of the screen when viewing any job vacancy announcement.

You may include attachments such as resumes, cover letters, forms, transcripts, or other professional licenses, etc., with your online application. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF formats are accepted.

Only completed applications will be considered.

The Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application, the next step in the employment process is an objective evaluation of your qualifications. The information provided on your application is compared to the required and preferred qualifications indicated on the job announcement for the position.

Please make sure your application is accurate, complete, and current. You are encouraged to include details about the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience you possess that directly relates to essential job functions of the position. Remember to attach any requested information such as transcripts, licenses, or certifications, etc.

Applicants whose qualifications best match the requirements of the position move to the next step in the selection process.

The next phase of the selection process may involve formal selection processes. Selection processes are used to evaluate applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Selection processes may include:

  • Practical Tests – Simulates tasks performed on the job.
  • Written Tests – Measures job knowledge.
  • Assessment Centers – Simulates actual situations encountered on the job. Used primarily for professional or executive positions.
  • Interview Board – A panel of evaluators ask preselected questions related to the job.

Potential candidates for employment will also undergo the following final tests:

  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Post-offer Drug Screens
  • Post-offer Medical Examination

You can monitor your application status by logging into your account (with your email address and password) throughout the duration of the employment process.


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