Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many City employees (PDF) are there?

  2. What are Preference points? (PDF)
    Preference Points.  Preference points shall be added to the grade earned by the qualified applicant, but only if such individual earns a passing grade without preference.  If you are selected to participate in a testing process, appropriate documentation verifying your disability or veteran status (i.e., DD214, Form SF-15, etc.) MUST be submitted on the day of the scheduled testing for preference points.

  3. What are the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Regulations? (PDF)

    If a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required for the position, federal regulation/state statutes apply that affect all CDL holders.

    Motor Vehicle Division Offices - Scroll to bottom of page for the two Commercial Testing locations - Goodyear and Southeast Mesa.

  4. Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Procedures Summary (PDF - 9 pages)

  5. City of Mesa Anti-Drug Plan (PDF - 100 pages)

  6. City of Mesa Alcohol Misuse Prevention Plan (PDF - 76 pages)

  7. What are the pre-employment requirements?

  8. What are the retirement programs?

  9.  Would a criminal or traffic conviction bar me from being hired?


Please Note:

  • For information regarding the essential functions of a position, please review the job description or contact the Human Resources Office. 
  • Every effort will be made to process your application in a timely manner.  The selection process ensures a very thorough review of all applications to determine those who meet the minimum requirements for this position.  Due to the large number of applications received for most positions and the thoroughness of the screening process, the review and response to applications requires up to four weeks to complete. 
  • Please wait to hear from us via e-mail or postcard; you will be notified when the review is completed.  Please do not call the Human Resources Office to check on the status of your application. 
  • If you are invited to a testing process and might require reasonable accommodation to participate, please advise the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted.
  • All on-line applications must be submitted by the closing date.
  • The City of Mesa considers each applicant for City employment only on the basis of his or her qualifications for the job and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, national origin, or any other non-job-related factor.

Human Resources Office
20 E. Main Street
Suite 130
Mesa, AZ 85201

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