Application Process


The City of River Falls only accepts applications for open positions via an online application process powered by NeoGov. If you need assistance in applying, please see the “Employment Applicant User Guide.”

Each job posting includes the duties of the position and minimum qualifications. Complete your application completely and accurately. Misrepresentation or falsification of information or material omissions may result in rejection of current applications submitted.


After you submit an online application, you will receive an email notification of submittal. Each application will be carefully reviewed and evaluated by Human Resources in addition to the hiring department.

Top candidates will be scheduled for a phone and/or in person interview. Typically, interviews are conducted by a panel. For some positions, a second interview may be scheduled.

Professional reference checks will be conducted prior to an offer being made.

Background Investigations:

 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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 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.


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

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.