FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The City has partnered with Government Jobs (NEOGOV) to provide applicants with an online application form. To begin the application process, click on a job title to view the job announcement, including a job description, benefits, supplemental questions, and application deadline. When you are ready to apply, simply click the ‘Apply’ button.
What does the date or the term ‘Continuous’ listed under Closing Date mean?
Each position has a different recruitment plan. Most positions close on a specific date, shown in the job posting. Others stay open (marked “Continuous”) until the hiring manager and recruiter have determined that there are enough qualified candidates to proceed to the next step. We encourage you to apply promptly. The City of Oxnard reserves the right to close any recruitment without notice. Also, certain recruitments may be limited to a specific number of applicants. Please review the job announcement thoroughly for important information regarding deadlines.
How are candidates selected and interviewed?
Initially, applicant resumes are reviewed relative to the minimum qualifications as well as skills, knowledge and abilities. Those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to continue in the process, such as an onsite skills assessment, test or and/or interview. The selection and interview process is different for each position depending on the needs of the hiring department.
What if I need special accommodations?
The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.
The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.
Can my resume be used in place of the online application?
No. It is important that your applications displays all of your experience and education. You can attach your resume but you must also complete all sections of the application, especially the work and education fields. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
Should I send my resume to the department or the recruiter?
Resumes are welcome as attachments to your application; however, they are not accepted in lieu of a complete employment application.
How can I review the status of my application?
As the city strives to ensure a fair and consistent recruitment process, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to review every application. You will be contacted by the city with either an invitation to continue in the process or notification that your application was not selected.
Who can I call about my application?
If you need help submitting an application online please call 1-855-524-5627. When you apply online you will receive an e-mail confirming that the City received your application. You will be contacted once all applications for the job for which you applied have been reviewed. You can review the application you submitted to the City of Oxnard simply by logging on to your account at www.governmentjobs.com.
Why wasn’t I selected to test or invited to interview?
The City receives many applications from highly qualified candidates and cannot test and interview every applicant. If you are curious about your resume and how you presented your knowledge, skills and abilities, we recommend that you contact your industry’s professional association. For example, for Public Works positions please visit the American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net). Professional associations provide access to industry experts who can mentor or coach you through your career path.
For additional information, you can contact Human Resources at 805-385-7590.