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The City of Temple only accepts applications for positions that are currently open and posted.  Resumes are accepted as a supplement to, but not in lieu of, a City application.  To apply for a position, submit a separate City application for each position desired.  You may submit your application to our office by email, walk-in, mail, or fax.  Positions are subject to close without notice.

Effective November 7, 2016, the City of Temple will no longer accept paper applications for open positions. 

Drug testing is required for all positions.  A physical or TB skin test may also be required.
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Selection Process

The selection process shall consist of a 4-step evaluation.
  • Step 1. All applications are reviewed by the Human Resources Department.
  • Step 2. Applications are forwarded to the hiring department where they are reviewed for qualifications relative to those of other candidates.
  • Step 3. If the department desires to interview an applicant, a background check will be completed by the Human Resources Department prior to scheduling the interview.
  • Step 4. The applicants passing the background check, who present qualifications which most closely match those necessary for the position, will be invited to interview*. The interview will assess the applicant’s experience and personal/professional development pertaining to the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities needed for the position.
* If an applicant is not chosen for an interview, they will be notified by mail.