Information for Applicants

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People interested in employment with the City of Bozeman should be aware of the following:

  1. The City does not accept unsolicited applications. When vacancies occur they are posted on the City's website for a specified period of time in which applications are accepted only through the City's website.

  2. It is extremely important to follow the instructions found on the Position Vacancy Announcement, the Application, the Supplement Questions and any other application materials. Incomplete applications, late and/or unsigned application materials, including those which do not follow the instructions, are NOT considered.

  3. Benefits: Currently, the City of Bozeman's benefits for full-time employees (subject to change depending on availability of funds) include: medical, dental and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, flexible benefits plan, 15 days vacation and 12 days sick leave per year, 11 paid holidays, retirement, life insurance, reduced rate health club membership, and an optional deferred compensation retirement plan.

    Currently, part-time employees accrue prorated vacation and sick leave based upon the number of hours worked, from their beginning date of employment. Part-time employees will receive prorated holiday benefits, based upon the average number of hours worked per day.

  4. Equal Employment Opportunity: The City of Bozeman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, political ideas, or perceived or actual gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in employment or the provision of services. This policy does not preclude discrimination based upon bona fide occupational qualifications or other recognized exceptions under the law.

  5. The Montana Human Rights Act requires the City of Bozeman to make and keep records relevant to the determinations of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed. The City of Bozeman Equal Employment Opportunity Applicant Survey (attached to the application) once completed, will be separated from your Application. The survey information will be kept confidential, used only for statistical reports and other lawful purposes. The information you and others provide will be used to monitor the City's recruitment and selection practices. This form is optional: failure to complete this form will have no impact on any employment decision.

  6. Application and Selection Process: The process used to evaluate an applicant's qualifications may include, but is not limited to an evaluation of the City of Bozeman Application for Employment and supplemental questions if required, a performance test or work sample, a structured interview and reference and background checks. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications.

  7. Reasonable Accommodations: The City of Bozeman makes able accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process or an employee's ability to perform the essential duties of the job. For the City to consider any such accommodation, the applicant must make known any needed accommodation.

  8. Employment Preference: The Veteran's Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. Applicants wanting to claim either veterans or disability preference must provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD-214 showing the discharge status; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact the Human Resources office at (406) 582-2300.

  9. Immigration Reform and Control Act: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire, documentation that he or she is authorized to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver's license or other picture I. D., a United States Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, a Permanent Resident Card, an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card) or a Resident Alien Card.