Working for the City of Sparks
We offer a wide range of career opportunities with a competitive salary and benefits package to attract and retain qualified employees. The City of Sparks recognizes, respects, and celebrates the values and contributions of the entire community. Persons from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer
This city is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to multi-cultural awareness. The City of Sparks will continue to recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
The City of Sparks embraces the spirit and fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act, and provides, whenever possible, reasonable accommodations to persons during the application, testing, and interview process for any position.
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as outlined on the job announcement to continue through to testing and/or interviews. Examinations may be written, oral, physical, training and/or education assessments, practical performance tests or any combination thereof.
Civil Service Positions & Testing
All Civil Service positions are filled through competitive examinations and interviews. In compliance with Civil Service Regulations, Human Resources recruits under merit principles of competition and fitness that regulate the procedures for selection, employment, promotion and retention.
There are no general Civil Service tests; examinations are prepared based on the job requirements.
Upon successful completion of the testing process, the candidate’s name will be placed on an eligibility list ranked by score. Eligibility lists remain in effect for one year and may be extended for up to one year with approval of the Civil Service Commission. When a vacancy occurs, the top candidates for a position are contacted for interview. Some positions require additional testing such as physicals, background investigations, polygraphs, and psychological evaluations.
After the examination, candidates are generally notified of results by mail within three to four weeks.
Some positions within the City are “appointed” positions. These positions are not subject to Civil Service Regulations, may or may not go through a testing process, and do not establish an eligibility list.
Appointed positions may require application screenings, a supplemental questionnaire evaluating training and experience, assessment centers, panel interviews and any combination thereof.
The selection process is outlined on the job announcement. Candidates are tested and ranked on the basis of their overall score(s). Examinations may be written, oral, physical, training and/or education assessments, practical performance tests or any combination thereof.
Candidates being considered for any full-time position with the City of Sparks are offered the position contingent upon passage of a controlled substance screening, reference checks, and other screening criteria, as required.
The City encourages promotional opportunities, training & development, and continued advancement to our employees.
The City of Sparks promotes and supports a drug and alcohol free workplace.