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  • What does "Open Until Filled" mean?

    This means the position can close without notice once a sufficient number of applications from qualified individuals have been received.

  • How do I attach a resume, cover letter, or additional information to my application?

    You can attach up to five (5) documents to your online application. It can be a Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) format. You may also cut and paste or type text into the "Resume" field of the application.

  • If I want to apply for more than one (1) position, do I have to submit more than one (1) application?

    Yes. You must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. Your application is evaluated on how well your training and experience meet the desirable qualification for a position for which you are applying and the supplemental questions are unique to each position.

  • If I have previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

    No. A separate complete application is required for each position.

  • What happens after I submit my application?

    After the closing date, applications are screened for the desirable qualifications. Each application is given careful review and consideration. Recruitments that generate a large number of applicants may take longer to process. You will receive notification via email on the status of your application.

  • What do I do if I experience technical difficulty?

    Contact the technical support on www.governmentjobs.com.

  • How do I check the status of my application?

    Human Resources will notify each applicant via email regarding the status of their application. Generally, this will take place approximately two (2) weeks after the closing date or review date for the position. In addition, you can check the status of your application at anytime by logging into your account at http://www.governmentjobs.com/.

  • The position I’m applying for requires verification of a keyboarding speed. Where can I take a keyboarding test?

    Some local colleges or employment agencies will offer testing services for a fee. You are advised to call ahead to inquire if an appointment or a fee is required. A typing certification obtained from a public agency is also acceptable. Typing certifications must be current, within 24-months of appliciation, or must be on company letterhead or a formal certificate with company logo. It must also include the name and phone number of the person to call for verification of test results. Please note that typing certificates obtained over the internet are NOT acceptable.

  • What happens after the panel interview with for the position I have applied for?

    At the conclusion of the interview process you will be notified via email of your interview results. Successful candidates will be forwarded to the department for consideration. The department will then conduct a final interview before a candidate is selected.

  • What happens after the Department interview?

    Final candidate(s) will be contacted. All information contained in application materials is subject to verification, including employment history and conviction record. The job announcement will specify whether the background will include other areas of investigation, e.g. driving record, credit report, etc.

  • How do I volunteer with the City of Downey?

    For more information about volunteering with the City, please visit the Parks & Recreation page.