The Human Resources Department is responsible for all personnel functions including, but not limited to, assistance with recruitment, selection and placement of all City employees.
In addition, this department provides assistance and information to city employees regarding benefits administration, employee relations, training and development, compensation and all personnel policies and procedures.
How do I find out if there are any job openings?
All job openings are advertised in the following places:
- O'Fallon website
- Job listing book located at City Hall receptionist desk
Who can apply for a job with the City of O’Fallon?
Anyone can apply for a position with the City. Most jobs have a required level of education, experience, skills and abilities, which will be set forth in the job announcement. In addition, the Department Directors or the Manager of Human Resources can remove applicants from further consideration if he/she:
- Does not possess the minimum qualifications.
- Does not pass all tests and examinations.
- Has established an unsatisfactory employment or personnel record as evidenced by a reference check of such a nature as to demonstrate unsuitability for employment.
- Does not meet employment standards of the City.
- For those employees dealing with children as part of their employment, if the candidate has a documented history of being hostile of unfriendly towards child welfare in the Division of Family Services records.
- Has provided any substantive information that is found to be untrue or intentionally misleading. False statements or misrepresentations shall be cause for termination when they are discovered, regardless of the longevity of the employee.
Where do I apply? Do I have to apply in person?
What must I include in my application?
All sections of the application must be complete. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If you need assistance in the application process, please let the receptionist know your needs and we will attempt to make accommodations for you.
Do I have to live in O'Fallon, be a resident of Missouri or have a Missouri's Driver's License to apply?
Generally, you do not have to live in O'Fallon or Missouri to work for the City. If driving a motor vehicle is part of the job description, you will be required to have a valid driver's license that corresponds to your state of residence.
How many jobs can I apply for with one application?
You can apply for as many positions as there are current openings; however, a separate, complete application is required for each position for which you are applying. In addition, we do not accept resumes or applications unless there is an open position.
What documentation should I bring with me? How many copies will I need?
You may attach appropriate documents to your application if you wish. Applicants usually attach their resumes to their applications. Please do not leave your only copy of your attachments with the City, as we do not make copies for you. Only one completed application is required for each particular job vacancy.
Do I need a resume?
It is not necessary that you provide a resume with your application. There is space on the application form to list your education and experience. However, a well-drafted, concise, current resume will set forth your background in a manner in which you have chosen. Also, the job title/position for which you're applying are included on your resume.
Will I be interviewed when I pick up/drop off my application?
No. You will be notified at a later date if you have been chosen for an interview. The Human Resources Department cannot respond to the volume of phone, email, or fax requests for application forms.
Who reviews my application? Who will interview me?
After the closing date for a particular job vacancy announcement, all applications are reviewed by a member of the Human Resources staff. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are removed from consideration. Qualified applicants are reviewed by the department that has the job vacancy and that department decides who will be interviewed.
Will I be tested?
Applicants for some positions that require particular knowledge and skills may be tested. In addition, the City requires pre-employment drug testing. Police applicants are given special testing dates during the time that the City is recruiting for candidates.
How long does it take to decide who gets the job?
Although there is no set time required to select an applicant, every effort is made to reach a prompt decision. The length of time depends on the number of applications to be screened and the nature of the position. Normally, a decision will be made between 15 to 45 days after the job advertisement has expired.
Is my application kept "on file" for other jobs that become vacant?
No. We do retain copies of the application form for each candidate, but these applications are not reviewed for future position openings. Once the job vacancy is closed and the successful candidate has been hired, the application forms for the position are placed in a closed file. YOUR APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED ONLY FOR THOSE VACANCIES FOR WHICH YOU SPECIFICALLY APPLY. In certain limited job categories, where some vacancies are filled from a pool of eligible applications, applications are retained on file for a limited period of time.
Can I contact the Human Resources Department with job-related questions after submitting my application?
The Human Resource Department will respond to job-related or benefits related inquiries if the applicant is selected for an interview. It is very difficult for the Human Resource staff to respond to the volume of inquiries for all possible applicants.