Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How do I know which positions are available?

A:  All job openings are listed in the Employment Opportunities section of this website.

Q:  How do I get an employment application?

A:  Employment applications may be obtained from City Hall, the Employment Opportunities section of the website, or by calling the Human Resources office and requesting to have one sent.

Q:  What if I don’t know my past dates of employment, employer addresses, etc.?

A:  It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the employment application is complete.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Q:  If I don’t know my past dates of employment, employer addresses, etc. is it okay to guess?

A:  No.  The employment application requires your signature to verify that the statements contained in the employment application or any other required material is true and correct and if employed by the City of Coalinga, falsification of the employment application may be cause for disqualification or termination from employment.

 Q:  Do I have to list my entire work history on the employment application? 

A:  The City of Coalinga employment application requires applicants to list all job-related experience for the past fifteen years, including volunteer and military experience.

Q:  What do I do with my employment application once it is complete?

A:  The employment application may be submitted via personal delivery or U.S. Postal mail.  Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Q:  Will I get acknowledgment once my employment application is received by the Human Resources office?

A:  Yes, so long as the position was open for recruitment.  Once the position closes, you will receive written notice in approximately 1-3 weeks.  Your notice will advise you as to whether or not you are being considered for the position.  However, if you apply for a position that is not open for recruitment, your employment application will be filed as unsolicited and you will not receive any type of acknowledgment it has been received.

Q:  Will you keep my application on file for future openings?

A:  No.  We file your application with the specific position for which you have applied.  However, we keep your application for that specific position for two years.

Q:  I am interested in more than one position.  Can I submit one application for more than one position?

A:  No.  You must apply for each position separately.

Q:  How often do you update your employment opportunities?

A:  The employment opportunities are updated as positions become available.  We suggest that you check the website weekly for current opportunities.