Human Resources


How do I find out about current job openings with the City of Hastings?

The link to jobs that are currently open with the City of Hastings is available here: Job Openings. Jobs are updated frequently and are viewable as long as the recruitment is open.

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How do I find out about the job duties, requirements for application and type of examinations?

The City of Hastings Job Opportunity Announcements contain a list of the job duties, job requirements, type of examinations that have been scheduled for the recruitment process, and a list of any required documents to be included in your application packet.

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How do I apply for a current job opening with the City of Hastings?

Click here for Job Openings. You can view the positions that are currently open, who is eligible to apply, the first and the last day to apply for a position, and the salary range for each job.

Jobs without a closing will remain open until a qualified candidate is found or are continuously open with periodic reviews of applications. Applications are accepted only for positions that are currently open.

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Can I apply for openings that indicate they are designated for city employee applicants only?

Only current City of Hastings employees employed in jobs designated as "permanent" civil service positions may apply for openings restricted to city employee applicants. The general public and current City of Hastings employees serving in appointed positions or "non-permanent" positions are not eligible to apply for positions designated for city employee applicants only.

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What if the position I am interested in is not listed in the current job openings?

The City of Hastings only accepts applications for positions that are shown as current openings. In addition, applications will be disqualified if they are received after the position's stated application deadline.

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What does it mean when a position deadline is “open and continuous?”

A position vacancy designated as "open and continuous" means applications will be accepted until the position is filled or there will be periodic reviews of applications as vacancies become available.

Remember that applications are reviewed periodically and selection processes may be conducted at any time. It is best to file an application as early as possible in order to ensure that your application is considered during the early or initial reviews and selection processes.

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Do I have to live in the City of Hastings to apply for a position?

No. Residency is not a requirement for application. However, some positions do requirements that would have to be met by the end of probation once hired.

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How do I submit my application?

You can fill out your application through the job posting page, print it out and either mail it to the address below, or bring it to our offices at:

Human Resources, 1228 N. Denver Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901

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Do I need to submit anything else with my application?

If supplemental information or other materials are required as part of an application, it will be indicated on the Job Opportunity Announcement. The supplemental materials are necessary to determine if the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying are met.

In order to be considered, you must submit all supplemental information at the same time you submit your application. ?Copies of any required licenses, transcripts or certificates that have been identified in the job posting should be attached to the application form and submitted immediately in order for your application to be accepted.

?NOTE: All materials must be received by the Human Resources Department on or before the filing deadline.

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May I submit a resume and be called when something becomes available in my field?

No. The Human Resources Department does not keep resumes on file. We encourage applicants to check our website on a weekly basis so they are aware of all openings for which they might be interested.


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Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?

The City of Hastings hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. However, applicants for Sworn Police and Fire positions must have U.S. Citizenship at the time of application. Every new hire will be required to complete an Employment Verification Certification (Form I-9).

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What happens to my application after I have submitted it?

The process for filling a majority of position openings with the City of Hastings is established based on the City of Hastings's Civil Service Commission's Rules and Regulations.

Typically, this process includes taking a written, job-related exam at the same time an application is submitted. After the position close date, applications are sorted by their test scores and an initial review of applications is completed. During this initial review, it is determined if an application has met the minimum qualifications for the position, if the application and supplemental materials are complete (a non-complete application form and/or materials may result in disqualification), and that there are no factors that would subject an application to disqualification under the City of Hastings's Personnel Rules and Regulations or any other requirements of the position.

Following the initial review, those applicants deemed to have the most competitive application materials will be subject to further evaluation consisting of one or more of the following items: a written, oral, or performance test; a rating of education, training and experience; any test of technical knowledge, manual skill, physical or mental fitness, personality; or any combination thereof, which the Human Resources Director deems will reveal the capacity of the applicant for the particular job.

Following completion of the evaluation process(es), an "eligible to hire list" is developed by the Human Resources Department. Applicants are notified of their status and the "eligible to hire list" is referred to the hiring department who may opt to conduct additional interviews and/or testing to determine the top candidate(s).

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