Human Resources

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.

Important Information for Job Seekers

How do I find out if there are any job openings?

All job openings are advertised in the following places:

  • O'FallonTV
  • O'Fallon website
  • Job listing book located at City Hall receptionist desk
  • Various internet job boards, such as Indeed.com, Monster.com, etc.
  • www.stltoday.com (Select positions)

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 or 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?

All applications must be submitted online.

What must I include in my application?

All sections of the application must be complete. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If you need accommodations in the application process, please let Human Resources know your needs.

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 types of positions are available?

Full-time regular:  Employment is generally (for non-uniformed employees) 40 hours per week and includes a full range of benefits.

Part-time regular:  Works 24-29 hours per week throughout the year. There are no benefits associated with part-time employment.

Seasonal:  Usually works for a defined specific period. May work up to 40 hours per week for that defined period. There are no benefits associated with seasonal employment.

 

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 upload a resume if you wish.

When will I be interviewed?

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 the hiring department or 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. 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.

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.

What if I need reasonable accomodations?

The City of O'Fallon, MO, makes every effort to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation for the application, interview, or a particular testing process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 636-379-5438. It is imperative you provide 48-hour advance notice of the accommodation you are requesting.