FAQs

How will I know what jobs I am qualified for and when to apply?

Whenever a position becomes available, the Human Resources Department will create an Employment Opportunity posting.  This posting will contain a brief job description, statement of minimum educational and experience requirements, and will include a description of any special qualifications which may be required.  Postings will be available for review in the Human Resources Department in City Hall and on the city’s website.  Employment applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the posted closing date, unless otherwise specified.  Resumes cannot be substituted for this requirement, but may accompany a completed employment application.

 

How do I file my application?

In order to ensure your application receives the attention it deserves, you will need to submit a separate application for each open position for which you wish to be considered through our on-line Applicant Tracking System (ATS).   It is very important you fill out the application completely, even if you attach a resume.  Do not state “see resume” when asked to describe your responsibilities, experience and employment dates.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information you provide on the application itself.  Your resume will be reviewed for clarification purposes only.

 

If I have previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

No, a separate application is required for each open position for which you are interested.  

When completing an application for the first time, you must create a profile in our career portal.  The information entered in your profile is saved and used for all future applications submitted.  In our career portal, there is also an option to subscribe to Job Alerts.  When subscribed, you will receive an email notification every time a new position is posted.  To subscribe, select the “Notify Me” button in our career portal. Enter your name and email address, then select the subscribe button.

 

Does the City of Margate have any prerequisites to employment other than the essential functions and qualifications described by the job posting?

Yes.   After the hiring authority selects the top candidate for a position, the Human Resources Department will conduct a background investigation which will include employment, verification of education, driving history (for those positions requiring driving), criminal investigation, and other reports which may include information regarding character, work habits, performance and experience of past employment from previous employers.  Certain positions require skill set testing.  Following a job offer, candidates may also be required to successfully complete a Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA), pre-employment physical, and drug screening.

 

Can I apply for an open position in person?

All applications must be submitted electronically through our ATS, which can be accessed 24/7 through the city’s career portal:  www.margatefl.com/207/Job-Opportunities .  Should you need assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at (954) 935-5270 during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., excluding holidays.