The length of the process depends on the position you are applying for. Most recruitments take six to eight weeks from the time it is posted until an offer is given. Our public safety recruitments generally run closer to twelve weeks given the extensive backgrounding process.
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Sign into the Job Opportunities Page with your user ID and password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the “Edit” link.
Click the “Add Education” or “Add Work Experience” links in each section. After each entry, click the “Save and View Application” button.
This will not update the information you have on file for any jobs you have already applied for.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon submission. To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, visit the Job Opportunities Page. You will sign in with your user ID and password. Then click on the “Application Status” tab.
For most position openings, it takes approximately ten days from the application deadline for all applications to be reviewed and candidates to receive notification on whether or not they have been selected for an interview.
You can expect to receive ongoing communication throughout the process:
All candidates receive at least one interview before an offer is given. It is common for our application processes to hold two interviews.
Some positions require skills testing or assessments due to the nature of their roles. Many of our public safety positions require testing.
All candidates are backgrounded before hire. Our public safety positions require an extensive background inclusive of finger printing and psychological evaluations.
Yes. However, once you create an account, you may build an application and submit that application for multiple positions by clicking the “Populate” button to automatically answer the agency-wide questions. Review and update your application as often as you need to.
The City of Burnsville’s objective is to hire the best person for the job; in some cases, numerous qualified applicants have applied for the same position. Continue to check our job openings and fill out a Job Interest Card to be notified when future openings become available.
If you have a disability that would prevent you from testing for a position under standard conditions, please notify the Human Resources team at 952-895-4477 to arrange a reasonable accommodation.