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Employee Values

City of Mesa employees have identified several values shared across all departments. These are the values that employees bring to work with them each day and these values play a critical role in service delivery to our residents.  We seek these values in future job candidates and expect them to uphold these shared values.

Knowledge meaning City of Mesa employees are:

  • Always Improving
  • Highly Skilled
  • Resourceful

Respect meaning City of Mesa employees:

  • Lead by Example
  • Are Friendly
  • Recognize Value in Others

Integrity meaning City of Mesa employees are:

  • Accountable
  • Loyal
  • Ethical

City of Mesa employees exhibit these values throughout their daily job duties and through their approach to:    

Customer Service – We are an organization that delivers services making it critical that all employees have the ability to meet and exceed customer needs. 

Our Interactions With Each Other – The services we deliver are complex and require the ability to constructively work with a variety of people and balance multiple viewpoints. 

How We Perform Our Work – The City of Mesa seeks exceptional people with the ability to achieve positive outcomes. 

In order to advance to career opportunities click the "I Agree" button below.  By doing so you are committing to uphold and exhibit the City of Mesa’s values should you become an employee of the City of Mesa.


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Tutorial on using NEOGOV    

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NEOGOV Applicant Helpline:  (855) 524-5627

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Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP)

Recruitment opening day is Friday at 12:01 a.m. Recruitment closing dates/times are posted on each recruitment. Human Resources has the right to open and close recruitments without prior notification.

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City of Mesa Hiring Manager NEOGOV

 The City of Mesa uses a recruitment system (NEOGOV) that is widely used in the public sector, including such local municipalities as Avondale, Peoria, Gilbert, Goodyear, Scottsdale and Maricopa County (in progress).

Frequently Asked Questions

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Helpful Tips:    

  • All on-line applications must be submitted by the closing date.
  • You must apply for at least one employment opportunity.
  • There is an automatic time-out if you do not do anything in the application system for 20 minutes.
  • You will need to utilize the drop down menus.
  • You will be able to save your application at any time.
  • Any unsaved information will be lost.
  • You have not applied at the City of Mesa until you accept the Terms and Conditions and click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
  • When your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email sent to the email address supplied on your application.

 Related Employment Information:

  • If a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required for the position, federal regulation/state statutes apply that affect all CDL holders.
  • For information regarding the essential functions of a position, please review the job description or contact the Human Resources Office. 
  • The City of Mesa considers each applicant for City employment only on the basis of his or her qualifications for the job and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, national origin, or any other non-job-related factor.
  • Every effort will be made to process your application in a timely manner.  The selection process ensures a very thorough review of all applications to determine those who meet the minimum requirements for this position.  Due to the large number of applications received for most positions and the thoroughness of the screening process, the review and response to applications requires up to four weeks to complete. 
  • Please wait to hear from us via e-mail (postcard if you applied on paper); you will be notified when the review is completed.  Please do not call the Human Resources Office to check on the status of your application. 

 Criminal and/or Traffic Violation Convictions History:

  • During the application process, you will be asked to disclose any criminal and/or traffic convictions.  The City of Mesa highly values integrity; it is essential that you be honest and truthful.  Human Resources, will verify information provided on your application as part of the pre-employment process should you be extended a conditional offer of employment. 
  • Verification of information provided on your application includes submitting your fingerprints to state and federal law enforcement agencies (DPS and FBI) and requesting a five year driving record from the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
  • The information disclosed in this section will not necessarily bar you from further consideration.  However, if you have an existing Ignition Interlock Device (IID) requirement and driving is a requirement of the position, the City of Mesa will not consider you for employment. 

 Required Disclosures:

  • Any criminal convictions since their 18th birthday.
  • A criminal conviction includes any misdemeanors and felonies (i.e., assault, burglary, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, drug-related convictions, Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), failure to appear in court, larceny, shoplifting, trespassing, etc.).  Such convictions may have resulted in a fine(s), community service, probation or jail/prison time.
  • Any traffic violation convictions within the past 5 years
  • Traffic violations may include, but are not limited to:  Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Driving While Intoxicated (DWI); failure to: yield, stop at stop sign or red light, appear in court; driving on a suspended or revoked license, no proof of insurance/registration, reckless driving, speeding, etc.  Such violations may have resulted in citations, community service, fine(s), revocation/suspension of license, traffic survival school requirement, etc.

 An existing Ignition Interlock Device (IID) requirement:

  • If you currently have an IID requirement on your personal vehicle through the Motor Vehicle Division as a result of a DUI conviction you will be required to list on your application the effective and expiration dates of that requirement.
  • If you are applying for a position that indicates a driving requirement on the job description and/or job announcement, the City of Mesa will not consider you for employment.
  • If you are applying for a position that does not indicate a driving requirement, the City of Mesa will require you to sign a Memorandum of Understanding acknowledging the fact that you will not be allowed to drive any City vehicle until the IID requirement has been removed.

Testing-Reasonable Accommodation:

  • If you are invited to a testing process and might require reasonable accommodation to participate, please advise the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted.

Preference Points:

  • If you are selected to participate in a testing process, appropriate documentation verifying your disability or veteran status (i.e., DD214, Form SF-15, etc.) MUST be submitted on the day of the scheduled testing for preference points.
  • Preference points/codes shall be added to the final score or rating earned by the qualified applicant, but only if the applicant earns a passing score or rating without preference. 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Approval of employment by the appropriate Manager/Director.
  • Passing a drug screen.
  • If required by the position, passing a scheduled physical examination paid for by the City.
  • Successful completion of background investigation.
  • All applicants hired by the City must provide official verification as to identity and work authorization.

 Hiring Relatives:

  • City Policy allows the hiring of relatives of current City employees into the same department as the currently employed relative.  An employee who has the authority may not appoint or recommend a relative to any position within the same chain of command.
  • Department Managers, the City Clerk, the Presiding City Magistrate, Mayor, and City Councilmembers, and Council appointed boards and committee members will not be allowed to have a relative employed in any City department.
Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions detail job duties, requirements and qualifications, education, knowledge, skills and abilities for each listed title.

Pay Plans

City Pay Plan - new pay plan effective July 2, 2012; includes pay ranges from 25 to 65.

Executive Pay Plan - new pay plan effective July 2, 2012.  Includes ranges E01-E14.

The alphabetical position title listing is updated monthly and includes job code, job title, pay range etc.  Also included will be the biweekly or hourly ranges, monthly ranges, Job Function Code, At-Will status, Job Description Revision Date, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Code, EEO Code, Industrial Code, and Special Handling Code.


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