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Application FAQs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions.


Who can apply for a job with the City of Albuquerque?

Anyone can apply. However, to qualify for the position the minimum education and experience required for the position must be met. All advertisements will list the level of education, experience required for the position under the section "Minimum Education & Experience Requirements" of the advertisement. Qualifications are the primary consideration in filling any position. Experience, education, training, skills and other abilities as well as specific position requirements and the prior employment history of the applicant will be considered in appraising individual qualifications. Applicants will be qualified based upon the information presented with their application.
Employees terminated for cause from the City of Albuquerque will not be considered for re-employment.
At the time of hire, the selected applicant will be required to provide documentation in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a valid resident visa.

Where do I apply and do I have to apply in person?

It is not necessary to apply in person. An application and submittal process is available on our website. Computers to access our on-line process are available in the Human Resources Department located at 400 Marquette, NW 7th Floor, Suite 703 (map).

How many jobs can I apply for?

You can apply for as many jobs as there are current openings; however, a separate, complete application is required for each position for which you are applying.

Do I need a resume?

No. Resumes are not considered as part of the qualifying process however; a resume may be attached as additional information to your completed City of Albuquerque application.
Resumes may also be brought with you if you are chosen for an interview. A resume may also be helpful to you in completing the City of Albuquerque job application.

Who reviews my application and who will interview me if I am selected for an interview?

After the closing date of the particular job vacancy announcement, all applications are reviewed by the hiring supervisor and/or the designated department coordinator. Persons who do not meet the minimum requirements are notified and removed from consideration. The hiring department decides which qualified applicants will be interviewed.

What is the EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) information used for?

In order to comply with Federal EEO-4 reporting requirements and statistical record keeping for the City, we ask the applicants for their help and cooperation in voluntarily providing the requested information. If you choose not to provide the information, you will still be considered for positions for which you apply.

Will I be tested?

Testing requirements will be noted on the job advertisement if they are required for the position. Fire and police applicants are given testing dates during the time the City is recruiting for entry-level cadets. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in the testing process, please let the Human Resources Department know your needs and accommodations will be made for you.

Will I be notified of the status of my application?

Application status can be checked online through your GovernmentJobs account. If an applicant is not selected for an interview they will receive notification by email. If the applicant is selected for an interview they will be contacted by phone or email.

How long does the hiring process take?

Every effort is made to reach a prompt decision. The length of time depends on the number of applications received for the position and the nature of the position. Normally, a decision will be made between 15 and 45 days after the job advertisement has expired.

Is my application kept "On File" for other jobs which may become vacant?

We do not keep applications on file after a job has been filled. Once the job vacancy is closed and someone is hired, none of the remaining applications are retained. Applications are accepted only for advertised job vacancies. An application is considered only for those vacancies for which the application is submitted for. In certain limited job advertisements the advertisement will be listed as CONTINUOUS. These advertisements are maintained for a longer period. The advertisement will indicate on top if the advertisement is continuous and for what period of time.

Are the City of Albuquerque's application for employment available online?

Yes, an application and submittal process is available on our website. Computers to access our on-line process are available in the Human Resources Department located at 400 Marquette, NW 7th Floor, Suite 703 (map).

Is the Fire department hiring firefighters and when can I apply?

The City of Albuquerque only accepts applications for open/advertised positions.
View information about becoming a fire fighter.

What must be included in the application?

All applicants must submit, by the advertised expiration date, a completed City of Albuquerque application with specific dates and the duties they performed in the work history section. Applicants must include a summary of their duties in the own words and not copy and paste from the City of Albuquerque job advertisement. Applications may be rejected if incomplete or if an Applicant copies and pastes from the City of Albuquerque’s job advertisement.

Your qualifications will be based upon the information presented on your completed application. Copies of required certifications, registrations and/or licenses must be attached to your application before online submission. Additionally, if the position requires a High School/GED, post-secondary courses/degrees, a copy of your unofficial transcript or diploma is required at the time of your application submission.

Once an application is submitted by an Applicant, they cannot make any changes to that application. If Applicant wants to attach documents to their submitted application, and the position is still posted and open for receipt of applications, the Applicant must submit a new application and attach the documents to the new application for consideration.

How can I obtain assistance or request an accommodation?

If you need assistance in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (505) 768-3700.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist you in the application process, please contact Christine Garcia at (505) 768-3700.