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Recruitment Process

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Applying for Open City Recruitments

The City of Montclair only accepts applications during a recruitment held to fill a current vacancy.

Submitting Your Application

hiring-1 To apply for a position with the City of Montclair, please complete an official City application (and supplemental questionnaire, if applicable) for each position for which you are applying. Resumes may be submitted with employment applications; however, resumes do not take the place of a City application form. The City does not maintain applications or resumes for positions which are not open for recruitment.

  • Submit applications by mail or in person. The application received must contain applicants original signature.

  • Applications must be received by the Personnel Office before the closing date/time shown on the job flier. Postmarks will not be accepted.

If mailing application, use the following address - Attn: Personnel Services Coordinator, 5111 Benito Street, PO Box 2308, Montclair, CA  91763.

Reasonable Accommodation

The City of Montclair makes reasonable accommodation to the disabled. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodation in order to participate in the selection process must inform the Personnel Office in writing no later than the final filing date. Those applicants requesting such accommodations should document this request including the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.

How you complete your application is very important to your success in the recruitment and selection process.

Before submitting your application, it is suggested that you:

  • Check to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications;

  • Answer all questions completely;

  • Sign the application with your legal name not a nickname;

  • Spell out all company names and street addresses;

  • Give your complete address - including apartment numbers and zip code;

  • Provide all employment dates, hours worked, and any reason(s) for leaving previous employment, for each job you have listed. Be sure to spell out name of previous supervisor(s) and include phone number(s).

Selection Process

Employment with the City of Montclair is based on merit and ability to do the job as determined by competitive testing.

Admission to the competitive examination process may be limited to the most qualified candidates from among those applicants who meet the minimum requirements (education, experience, abilities, and skills). The selection process is designed to measure an applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, and may consist of any combination of the following: application screening, written test, performance test, technical expertise, and/or an oral board interview.

Successful candidates are placed on an Eligibility List which is typically valid for six months. As openings occur, the top candidates on the list will be invited by the hiring department to a personal interview.

If you have any questions regarding the selection process, please contact the Personnel Office at (909) 625-9407. 

Employment Rules

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully-authorized alien workers are considered for employment. A standard loyalty oath must be taken by each new employee. Prior to an offer of employment being made, the top candidate(s) must provide for review a valid social security card, must pass a background investigation, and a preemployment physical, including a drug screening, at City expense. A one year probationary period is required before gaining regular status.

Employee Benefits

The City pays the employees' contribution towards enrollment in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The City contributes to medical coverage for employees and their families; and to dental and vision plans for the employee, with family coverage available for purchase by the employee. A term life insurance policy and long-term disability plan for the employee are provided and paid for by the City. A City-paid educational subsity is available to encourage employees to further their education in job-related fields.

Employees receive 80 hours of vacation per year after one year of service; 120 hours per year after five years of service; 160 hours per year after ten years of service; and 200 hours per year after 20 years of service. Employees accumulate eight hours of sick leave per month. The City may credit an employee who is coming from another governmental agency with one-half of his/her accumulated sick leave up to a maximum of 240 hours. One hundred four hours of paid holiday time is provided each year. 

Salary Practices

Classifications are assigned to a pay range comprised of five individual steps, with a five-percent differential between each step. A step increase is possible after six-months, or one year for Police Officers and Fighfighters, depending on performance. Yearly increases, based on merit, are possible until the maximum is reached. Position classifications and salaries are evaluated periodically.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Pursuant to Section 51.55 of the Office of Revenue Sharing regulations, implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, notification is hereby given that the City of Montclair does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission of, access to, or treatment of employment in its programs or activities.