Employment Process

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Employment Process
The Human Resources division reviews and refers completed applications to the appropriate department within the city. The department with the open position decides whom to interview and makes the selection decision from the applications referred. Depending on the position, the hiring process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

Applicants for employment are subject to the city’s drug and alcohol testing policy. Some positions may be subject to random drug testing. The purpose of the policy is to promote and maintain a drug-free environment in the workplace and to protect employees and the public by insuring that city employees are not impaired in the performance of their assigned duties. An applicant shall be denied employment if his/her drug test is positive. An applicant who refuses to consent to a drug test will be denied employment.

Applicants for selected positions may also be required to undergo a physical and/or psychological examination prior to appointment. A reference check will also be completed and, depending on the position, the city may conduct a criminal background check.

Police Officer Applicants

Police officer applicants are hired from an eligibility list established by the Board of Police Commissioners. In addition to the above process, to make it onto the eligibility list, applicants must successfully complete a physical abilities test, a written exam and an oral exam.

In compliance with federal and state law, the City of Maryland Heights uses E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees. No one will be allowed to continue working for the city if, after due process, the city is unable to confirm work authorization.