2-205 Hiring Procedures

Secs. 2-205.01 Vacancies
All persons inquiring about employment should be directed to the HR Department where they will be required to complete the standard application form. Assistance will be provided for those persons who cannot read or write or who have a language problem.
Secs. 2-205.02 Basis for Selection
Employment with the City shall be based on skills, experience, training, education, ability, physical and mental ability to do the available work and other factors that are related to the performance of the job in question.
Secs. 2-205.03 Testing
At its option, the City may use valid written or oral examination and performance tests to assist it in the selection process.
Secs. 2-205.04 Drug Testing
The City may require submission to and successful passing of testing for the use of illegal controlled substances as a condition for consideration for employment with the City.
Secs. 2-205.05 Disability & Medical Examinations
  • (a) At the option of the City, applicants may be required to take a medical examination after they have been offered employment.
  • (b) If, with the prior approval of the Human Resources Director, an applicant is placed on the payroll prior to having completed a required medical examination, he shall be advised at the time he is placed on the payroll that his employment will be conditioned upon taking a medical examination.
  • (c) Employees may be required to take a medical and/or psychological examination at any time by the City for reasons connected with their job (e.g., an accident on the job).
  • (d) Applicants and employees who are directed to take a medical examination under paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) above and who refuse to do so will be automatically terminated.
  • (e) Applicants and employees who take a medical examination pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) above shall not be employed, or, if previously employed, shall be terminated immediately if the results of the medical examination show that they are either mentally or physically unable to perform the essential functions of the job; however, if they have a legally recognized disability, they will be terminated only if they cannot be reasonably accommodated to perform the essential job functions of the job without undue hardship to the City and such action shall be subject to applicable federal, state and local laws dealing with handicap status.
  • (f) All medical examinations required to be taken under paragraphs (a) and (b) above shall include testing to determine the presence or absence of illegal controlled substances in their body. Drug testing under paragraph (c) above will be conducted under the Drug and Alcohol Policy of the City.
Secs. 2-205.06 Job Opportunities for Non-Employees
  • (a) All advertisements and notices shall contain the title of the position, the essential functions of the job, the minimum qualifications for the job, and the date beyond which applications will no longer be received, contain the phrase "The City of Lake Wales is an Equal Opportunity Employer," and shall state that all applications or inquiries shall be directed to the Human Resource Director's office.
  • (b) All applications for employment shall be on a form provided by HR.