Application Procedure


The employment application is designed to assist the hiring department in evaluating your qualifications for the specific position for which you are applying.  Please read the job description carefully to be sure you meet the requirements of the position.

Please submit a separate application for each position if you wish to apply for more than one position.  Most applications include supplemental questions specific to that position.  A resume may not be submitted for a complete application but may be included as a supplement to the application.

To be considered for the position, Human Resources must receive your application by the posted deadline date and time.

Applications are accepted only when a position is open. Your application is kept on file for one year. It is your responsibility to notify the Personnel/Civil Service Office of any changes in address, or other changes affecting your availability for employment.

Application consideration

The City of Hastings only accepts applications when specific openings for positions are available. The Human Resources Department reviews each application with care and attention to identify the candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position requirements. The hiring department then reviews and conducts interviews for the position.

Some positions require a job-related test as part of the application process.  Test scores are provided within 30 days and are valid for six months to one year depending on the position.

The candidate may not be contacted immediately. The employment process normally takes 3-4 weeks. We appreciate your patience during this process.

The City of Hastings reserves the right to re-advertise positions or to delay or cancel the filling of a position.

If you need special assistance in the employment process, please let us know.


Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment complete the following before a final offer is extended:

  • Pass a physical assessment and drug test. 
  • Pass a thorough background investigation.  Positions requiring a driver's license must be meet a minimum driving record standard to qualify for employment consideration.

As a condition of employment, individuals hired by the City of Hastings are required to present proof of identity and of their eligibility to work in the United States.  The City of Hastings participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security E-Verify System.