Applying for a City of Brea Job
To apply for an available position online, search open jobs, or review City of Brea employment information, click here.If you are interested in a position with the Brea Police Department, or would like to find out more about job opportunities with Brea PD, please visit joinbreapd.net.
Can I apply for any position at anytime?
The City of Brea only accepts applications for positions that are advertised as “Open.” Applications are not accepted unless the position is open.
How will I know what jobs I am qualified for and when to apply?
There are several ways you can stay on top of available positions. We recommend that you create a profile with our new online employment application program. The easy-to-use system allows you to review job descriptions and requirements, see a current list of jobs, apply for a position and track the application process. If you are interested in a job that is not currently open, you can also complete an online interest card and you will be notified by email. Please click here to enter the online employment program.
Additionally, when a position becomes available, the City of Brea Human Resources division issues an announcement for the position, known as a “Career Opportunity Bulletin.” The bulletin contains the salary range, information on the position, the application and selection process, examples of duties and essential qualifications, including education, experience and applicable licenses and certificates. You may visit the Human Resources division to review the current bulletins. For certain positions, the City of Brea may also advertise available positions in local newspapers or industry trade publications.
How do I file my employment application?
To submit an online employment application, click here, and follow the directions provided on the website. Brea's online application system is user friendly and the most efficient way to apply for a job and stay informed regarding available positions.
Computer access is also available at the public kiosk located on the third floor main reception area at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center.
If you need assistance completing the online employment application please contact (714)990-7600.
What are some other things I need to know when applying?
--In order for your application to receive the full consideration it deserves, it is very important that you fill out the printed or online application completely even if you choose to include a resume. Do not simply state "See Resume" when asked to describe your responsibilities and experience. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of information you provide on the application itself. Your resume will only be reviewed for clarification purposes.
--Occasionally, a completed supplemental questionnaire will be required along with the employment application. The supplemental questionnaire focuses on the key responsibilities of the position for which you are applying, and allows you to elaborate on your previous experience in areas of particular relevance to the job. Make sure you fully complete this important addendum to the application.
--When applying on-line please make sure your application is received in the Human Resources division by the filing deadline. Postmarks, emails, facsimiles and hand delivieries cannot be accepted.
What does "Open until the needs of the City are met" mean?
When this deadline-free approach is indicated on the Career Opportunity Bulletin or in the on-line posting, it means that the position will close without notice once a sufficient number of applications from qualified individuals have been received. Call the Human Resources division to confirm that the position has not closed. Or simply check availability via the online application system.
What should I do if I have a change of address or phone number?
You should immediately notify the Human Resources division of your change. If we are unable to contact you because you have moved or changed your phone number without our knowledge, your name may be withdrawn from further consideration. If you have an on-line profile; after notifying the City of any changes, be sure to go to your on-line profile and update that information for future use. The City will not be responsible for updating on-line profiles.
If I have previously completed an application, will I be automatically considered for other positions?
You must submit a separate application for each position in which you are interested in applying. Your application is evaluated on how well your training and experience match the particular position for which you are applying. A "master" application might not do you justice in every case, and it may be to your benefit to tailor your application to highlight the skills you possess that are most suited to the position you are applying for. Once you have applied on-line, modify and resubmitting your application for another position is a simple procedure.
What happens after I file my application?
You will receive an email notification on the status of your application as quickly as possible, after the filing deadline. Each application is given careful review and consideration. Recruitments that generate a large interest may take longer to process.
What are the steps or phases of the recruitment selection process?
The steps of the selection process vary, depending upon the position. Typically, an application screening and an oral appraisal interview may be all that is required for many recruitments. On the other hand, you may be required to pass a written exam and/or performance test for some recruitments requiring certain skills, such as typing or the operation of heavy equipment.
The selection process is designed by the Hiring Department and the Human Resources division when the position opens. Each Career Opportunity Bulletin will, or on-line posting contains a description of the selection process that will be used for that specific open position. The final outcome of the selection process (whether it involves an application screening or a multiple-step testing process),results in a list of qualified candidates (called an Employment Eligibility List) for consideration by the Hiring Department. The Hiring Department is free to contact anyone on the Employment Eligibility List for a second interview.
If an examination is given, does everyone who applies for the recruitment take the test?
Before any decision is made regarding who should be invited to a test, each application is carefully reviewed based upon the requirements of the position. Only those candidates whose experience and training most closely match the City's requirements for the position will be invited to take part in the competitive testing process. If you receive notice that you are not among the highest qualified candidates, do not be discouraged. Sometimes the competition is pretty tough! We encourage you to try again in the future should a position become available.
What happens after I complete a recruitment examination?
You will be notified of your test results as soon as possible by email within two weeks. If you have successfully passed the written or practical examination, you may be invited to the next phase of the recruitment process.
What should I do if I am contacted for an interview?
Preparation is key. Don’t walk into the interview not knowing much about the position or the City of Brea. Be certain that you know where and when to report and the position for which you are being considered. Make sure you are on time, or early for the interview. This is important if you have applied for more than one position. Be sure to obtain the name and telephone number of the person who contacted you for the interview, or save the email if the arrangements were made by email.
What will the interview be like?
Generally, the interview is conducted by an oral board made up of three panellists. Often the panellists will come from different departments, and/or outside agencies. During your interview, you will be asked several structured and situational questions to help the panellists understand your education and work experience as it relates to the position.
What happens after the interview?
You will be notified by email within two weeks of the results of your interview. If you have been successful, your name will be placed on an Employment Eligibility List for the position. The City of Brea maintains full list certification, which means that the names of eligible candidates are placed on the Employment Eligibility List in alphabetical order. The Eligibility List is then sent to the Hiring Department. The Hiring Department may conduct second interviews and hire anyone from the Eligibility List. The Hiring Department is not bound to consider candidates in score or rank order. The Eligibility List for the job classification will remain in effect for a specified period of time, usually one year for Full-Time positions. Future vacancies may be filled from the Eligibility List on a City-wide basis.
Does the Human Resources division conduct the selection interviews?
Typically, the Human Resources division is not involved in the final selection decision. The City's objective is to hire the best person for the position. The Human Resources division recruits, screens, and tests applicants based upon requirements for the position in order to create a pool of eligible candidates for consideration. The supervisors or managers in the hiring department review this pool of candidates, evaluate each candidate's qualification for the particular job, and make a job offer.
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