What happens after I apply for a position?

We evaluate your application to determine whether you qualify for the position, by comparing your skill set, experience and education to the minimum job qualifications and requirements. We then screen the applications and determine the relevancy of your experience to the functions of the open position. The hiring supervisor further narrows the selection using an equitable method. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee an interview. The hiring process might differ according to which position you have applied for. 

The next step in the process usually is an interview; it might be a video one or in-person it depends. We sometimes screen a large applicant pool by conducting a meet and greet style interview. The meet and greet interview lasts about 15 minutes; 5 or 6 questions are asked. The next step is an in-depth interview with a board consisting of the hiring supervisor, the department director, a member of the Human Resources team, and a co-worker, using a prepared list of questions.

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1. How do I apply for a position?
2. What City of Lafayette positions are currently available?
3. May I attach a resume, cover letter, transcript, or other document to my applicaiton?
4. How do I stay informed about future job openings?
5. Where can I get a paper employment application?
6. What happens after I apply for a position?
7. Am I required to answer the questions on the Affirmative Action Affidavit?
8. How can I check the status of my application?
9. What benefits does the City offer to full time employees?
10. What benefits does the City offer to regular part time employees?
11. How does the City hire Police Officers?
12. What is the hiring process for seasonal positions at the Bob L Burger Recreation Center, The Indian Peaks Golf Course, the Waterpark, and Waneka Lake Boathouse?