Application Process FAQ

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How do I apply for a position?

The City of River Falls only accepts applications for open positions via an online application process. To see available positions and start your application, please click here. If you need assistance in applying, please see the “Employment Applicant User Guide.”


What is included in a job posting?

Each job posting includes the duties of the position and minimum qualifications as well as anticipated salary hiring range. We encourage you to complete your application in a timely manner as some job postings have application deadlines

What happens after I submit my application?

After you submit an online application, you will receive an email notification confirming your submission. Each application will be carefully reviewed and evaluated by live person in the Human Resources department and the hiring department. Top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.  


What does the interview process look like?

You may be scheduled for a phone, virtual and/or in person interview. Typically, interviews are conducted by a panel consisting of a member of the hiring department, a representative from the Human Resources department and other key stakeholders. For some positions, a second interview may be scheduled.


Does the City of River Falls require background checks, drug screenings, and/or reference checks?

Yes. Professional reference checks will be conducted prior to an offer being made. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background records check authorized with a release form signed by the applicant. This records check may include:

  • Criminal history check
  • Driving record check
  • Verification of employment history, education and references
  • Physical examination
  • Drug screening

Is the City of River Falls an Equal Opportunity employer?

Yes. The City of River Falls will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or membership or activity in a local commission.


I need an accommodation in order to complete the hiring process. What do I do?

If you require accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact Human Resources.

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Data Practices:

Online applications are stored electronically by NEOGOV, a secure third-party site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

Wisconsin State Statute (19.36(7)(b)(b) Every applicant for a position with any authority may indicate in writing to the authority that the applicant does not wish the authority to reveal his or her identity. Except with respect to an applicant whose name is certified for appointment to a position in the state classified service or a final candidate, if an applicant makes such an indication in writing, the authority shall not provide access to any record related to the application that may reveal the identity of the applicant.