Hiring Process FAQs

​Here ​you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about our hiring process

How do I apply for a position with the City?

Positions are posted on NEOGOV. Follow the directions provided. 

Who can apply for a job with the City of Fountain

Anyone eligible to work in the United States and who meets the minimum job requirements as stated in the job description for the position can apply.

Do I have to complete a City application for each position I am interested in?

Yes, each position requires a separate application. With our NEOGOV applicant tracking you will be able to establish an account and easily log in to make updates and apply for additional jobs.

How soon after I submit my application will I be contacted?

Generally, applicants for testing or interviews will be contacted once screening of all applications has been completed. Screening can take two to three weeks from the closing date depending on the number of applicants and departmental needs.

I have applied for many positions and I have not received an interview. How can I improve my chances for an interview?

  • Make sure your application is complete and accurate. Include any work experience and/or education that you have that meet the minimum requirements of the position. (i.e. related certificates)
  • Attach a complete cover letter and resume if it provides more details on your background and experience in relation to the position for which you are applying.
  • Check your email for the confirmation email that states your application was received successfully. 

Do I have to live in the City of Fountain to apply for a job for the City of Fountain?

The majority of positions with the City of Fountain do not require residency. If residency is a requirement, it will be stated in the job description.