Application & Hiring Process

How to Apply for a Job
Official Application, Resume and Other Required Documents
An official City of Midland application form must be submitted to be considered for each job opening (utilizing the on-line application is strongly recommended). Resumes alone are not sufficient to apply for employment, however applicants are encouraged to attach a resume along with their official application for employment (using the on-line application attachment function).  Certain positions will require additional documentation such as copies of certifications and/or licenses, as detailed in the job posting.  There is a specific section of the on-line application to upload these documents.  The application can be access from the current job openings page.
After Applications Are Received
Once a job application deadline has passed, application forms and any accompanying documentation will be reviewed. Candidates that meet the qualifications for the position will be invited for an employment test. All applicants will typically be notified of their status within 15 working days of the job posting deadline.

Depending on the duties and responsibilities of a given position, background and driving record checks will be conducted.

Job Testing
Employment tests can be interviews and/or written and practical tests. Candidates will be notified as to what type of employment test(s) will be administered.

Once employment testing has been completed, a list of names ranked from highest to lowest score will be established. The highest ranking candidates will be invited for an interview with the appointing department.

A list of candidates for each job opening will be kept on file, typically for 1 year. The list will be referenced if there is an opening for that same job within the year period.

Open Competitive & Promotional Job Openings
Many City positions are open to City employees (promotional) before they are advertised to the public (open competitive). Typically, when there are not enough internal promotional applicants, a job posting is advertised to the public as an open competitive position.

Employment Offers
Employment offers are made by the appointing department and/or City Manager. All employment offers are contingent upon the candidate successfully passing a pre-employment physical, drug screen and a background check.  Some positions require additional pre-employment assessments.
Wages & Benefits
Human Resources Department staff can assist in answering any questions about wages and benefits. If interested in this information, call 989-837-3357.