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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do new employees have a probationary period?

    New employees, with the exception of sworn Police and Fire safety personnel, serve a probationary period of 12 months. Sworn Police and Fire safety personnel serve a probationary period of 18 months.

  • How can I find out the status of my application?

    If you have created an Employment Profile through Neogov, you can check your status at anytime. Remember it generally takes up to 30 days or more to review all submitted applications. All applicants will receive an e-mail stating the results of either the initial screening or any of the testing processes used.

  • How can I get a job with the Recreation Department?

    All recreation job information can be found on Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities or by visiting the Human Resources page.  The Department utilizes a variety of part-time positions for our facilities, in addition to volunteers and interns.  The Department also utilizes a variety of Contractual Instructors to teach recreational classes.  For information on becoming a Contractual Instructor, please click on Recreation Department page. 
  • How do I apply for a position?

    You may apply for an open position over the internet using our online system. To register to use the online system, click here.

    A City Employment Application form is required for all open positions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application. The City does not accept applications and resumes for positions that are not currently open, however you may attach your resume electronically to your application.

  • How do I know what jobs are available?

    The City of Chula Vista lists all open positions on the Human Resources website  and on the job hotline, (619) 691-5095. Depending upon the position, the City may advertise on various websites.
  • How long does the application process take?

    All job announcements state what the filing deadline is. Please be aware that applications will not be accepted after the deadline time specified on the closing date.

    Applications and, if applicable, supplemental applications are reviewed and based upon the content of the applications materials, the most highly qualified candidates are selected to continue in the testing process. The entire process, from the opening of the recruitment to the final selection of a candidate, can take up to six months.

  • What benefits does the City of Chula Vista offer?

    The City provides a choice of health care and dental plans, flexible spending accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance and a choice of 457 deferred compensation plans. The City contracts with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for the provisions of its retirement benefits. New employees go through a comprehensive benefit orientation the first week they begin work. During the orientation, employees are informed in great detail about their new benefits.  Please click here for more information on benefits offered to benefited full-time and part-time employees.

  • What testing processes do you use?

    Prior to a position being open to receive applications, the testing process is determined. This process may include one or all of the following: supplemental application, written test, performance test, physical agility test, performance agility test, and/or interview panel.  The City of Chula Vista's Human Resources Department uses electronic mail (e-mail) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications.

  • Where do I get my fingerprints (Live Scan) done?

    Fingerprinting (Live Scan) is available by appointment only at the Chula Vista Police Department located at 315 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911.

    To make an appointment for Live Scan fingerprinting you may call (619) 409-5954 or Schedule Online.

    The cost varies, depending upon need. The fee is $18.00 per set of prints plus any costs associated with submission of the fingerprints to the State of California.

    For City of Chula Vista volunteers and prospective employees, an appointment and Live Scan form will be provided to you by your Live Scan coordinator at the City of Chula Vista.

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