Application Process


All applications must be submitted through our online application system; paper applications will not be accepted in person, by fax, e-mail, or postal service.

Once you set up your account online, please remember to keep a record of your username and password so you can apply for other positions or to check the status of your application.

It is important that your application list your complete employment history over the past Ten (10) years. List all positions held including military, part-time, seasonal, and/or volunteer work. Explain any gaps in employment.

Begin with your present or most recent position. The information you provide will determine whether you are eligible to participate in the next phase of the process. All information contained on the application is subject to verification. Resumes will not substitute for the requested information.


You are required to meet City of El Mirage standards on experience, training, knowledge, skills, physical fitness and other job-related criteria for the position. The city only considers the most highly qualified applicants for the position. The City of El Mirage uses one or more of the following selection methods deemed appropriate for the position: training and experience evaluation, written and performance tests, interviews, polygraphs, background checks, and other methods considered job related for the City.

  • The online employment application will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
  • After you have submitted your online application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  • If you wish to receive a job alert when a position is posted, go to the Job Interest Card link: /jobs and follow the online directions.


According to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) section 38-492, preference points or codes must be awarded to veterans, disabled persons, disabled veterans, a veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse under certain circumstances, and veterans with service-connected disabilities who take an examination for employment under a merit system of employment. Preference points will be added to the final score or rating earned by a job applicant for a classified position on an initial scored exam (exams for initial entry to the city) but only if the applicant earns a passing score or grade without preference.


Applicants are considered solely on the basis of their qualifications as required for the position they seek. The City prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. See also EEOP Administrative Policy. Additional information may be found here.

With prior notice to the Human Resources Department regarding testing modifications, the City will make every effort to offer reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities. Click here to make a request for an accommodation.