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Appointment Process

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 Prior to starting work, all newly hired regular employees will be fingerprinted, to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination.



 Candidates must present documentation verifying authorization to work in the United States and take a loyalty oath as required by the State of California at the time of hire.


Candidates selected by the appointing department may be required to pass a pre-employment medical exam administered by a City-selected physician before hire.



Appointments to regular positions are subject to a probationary period, which is considered a part of the selection process. Probationary employees may be terminated without recourse during this period.