You may view a complete listing of our job openings under Employment Opportunities. You may also visit our office at 140 East 12th Street, Suite A - National City or call our 24-hour Jobline at (619) 336-4306. This information is updated as jobs become available.
What are the different ways I can submit an employment application?
Resumes are not accepted in-lieu of application. An application form must be filled-out for all positions, and you may attach your resume to the application.
Can I turn in an application before the job is open?
Applications are accepted only for jobs currently open.
How are applications assessed?
All applications are assessed relative to the qualifications listed on the job posting. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the posting to be eligible for further consideration. However, meeting the minimum qualifications does not automatically mean you will be interviewed.
When will I be notified of my status in an application process?
Typically you will receive correspondence within 2 work weeks of the job closing or first review date.
How do I update the personal information on my job application if I have moved or changed phone numbers?
To make a change to an application after it has been submitted, please contact Human Resources at (619) 336-4300 or HR@nationalcityca.gov.
Do I have to take any tests to get a job at the City?
Each job posting contains information about the selection process. Some positions require testing. A combination of one or more of the following may be used to assess applicants:
physical agility test (safety only)
or supplemental questionnaire.
What does it mean when a filing deadline is listed as “Continuous”?
The City of National City accepts applications for “Continuous” recruitments on an on-going basis. There may or may not be an opening at the time you turn in your application. We will keep your information on file for a minimum of six months. You will be contacted by Human Resources (or by the hiring department if it is a part-time position) if a vacancy opens up and/or a selection process is to be conducted.
Can I fax an application for employment to the City?
No. Applications must be completed and submitted on-line.
If I need accommodation for the interview or testing process, how do I request one?
The City of National City is committed to the fair and equal employment of qualified persons with disabilities. While many individuals with disabilities can apply and perform jobs without accommodation, it is the policy of the City of National City to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact our office at (619) 336-4300.
Can I apply for more than one position with the same application?
Not unless a job announcement specifically indicates that an application will be for more than one position.
What is an eligibility list?
An “eligibility list” is a list of names of persons who have competed in an “open” or “continuous” selection process for a classification and are eligible for employment in that classification because they received a score of 70% or above during the examination process. Eligibility lists will remain in effect for one year, unless sooner exhausted. The Human Resources Director may extend the duration of a list for up to one (1) additional year.