Employee Programs



Career Development
This service includes career advisement, education evaluation and information.  It also includes career exploration for those who are interested in making a career change.  Employees make an appointment with a Training and development Specialist for individual  consultation.  The consultation includes conversation about the employee's current career situation and desired changes or outcomes.  The employee may be given career self-assessment to begin the exploration process.  Employees continue to meet as needed until the goal has been met.  This is a highly personalized process in which the employee is not limited to a certain number of visits.  This service is free for all employees.

Also available:

  • Application Assistance
  • Resume Writing Assistance
  • Oral Board Mock Interviews
  • Performance Counseling
  • Education Referrals
  • Reference Materials (books, tapes & videos)


Community Spirit Program

Our Mission:  City of Mesa employees making a difference through community service and involvement.

The Community Spirit Program was created in 1997 to offer employees more choices and to better coordinate our charitable efforts.  Community Spirit combines the Mesa United Way Fund Drive and our volunteer efforts, such as the blood and food drives and adopt-a-school activities all under one umbrella.  By giving employees more choices in which to donate their money, and provide volunteer opportunities, the Community Spirit Program hopes to encourage more employees to participate in making their community a better place to live.


Flexible Work Environments (With Supervisor's Approval)
Flexible Hours
Many City departments offer a flexible work schedule. 

Job Sharing
Certain positions in the City are eligible to job share.  These positions work part-time and share the job responsibilities and benefits. 


Promotional Opportunities
Promotional examinations are open to all City of Mesa employees who meet the minimum qualifications in the City service.  An employee who has been demoted at their own request or for cause may not compete in a promotional examination for ninety (90) days after the effective date of the demotion. These limitations may be waived by the Department Manager with approval of the Human Resources Director and the City Manager.

If two (2) or more qualified employees apply for a promotional opening, the Human Resources Director may require a competitive examination to determine the best qualified candidate. 

Training Courses
The City's Training and development Office has created the Employee development Guide to provide training information and establish important training standards for all full-time and benefited part-time City of Mesa employees. (Benefited part-time employees are eligible to participate in training opportunities at the discretion of their department.)  It defines and establishes required and recommended training courses for employees and supervisors. These training courses promote employee knowledge, skills, and abilities and fulfill certain competencies as recommended. Revisions to this guide will occur periodically as new courses and competencies are identified and developed, or as training mandates change.

The City supports the training and development process of all employees and encourages management and employees to embrace and pursue job related training opportunities whenever possible. Through the continuous learning process, employees and supervisors develop skills that help enhance job performance and increase the overall effectiveness of City operations.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement costs are paid by each individual department.  Employees must verify with their Department that tuition reimbursement funds are available prior to utilizing this benefit.


To qualify for tuition reimbursement, an eligible employee:

  • Must be on regular full-time or benefited part-time status prior to the first day of the course.
  • Full-time employees must have successfully completed initial regular employment probation prior to the first day of the course.
  • Benefited part-time employees must have completed one-year of continuous service prior to the first day of the course.
  • Must be attending a regionally accredited college or university. 



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20 E. Main Street
Suite 130
Mesa, AZ 85201

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