Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a City job?

The City of Kettering prides itself on hiring outstanding employees dedicated to delivering quality services to the community. If you would like to be part of our organization, you may check out employment opportunities online. Pay close attention to the position requirements, such as the desired level of experience and education. It’s easy to apply: application packets can be downloaded online or can be picked up at the Human Resource Department, Kettering Government Center North Building, 3600 Shroyer Road.

Employment applications are accepted only for positions for which we are currently recruiting.

How will I know if a position is open for recruitment?

Open positions are posted on the City of Kettering Employment Opportunities webpage. Recruitment announcements are posted on the bulletin board outside the Human Resource Department at the Kettering Government Center North Building, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429.

How do I file an employment application?

Applications are available only during the posted recruitment period. A separate application is needed for each position for which you apply. Applications are available in the following ways:

Download Application:

Employment application and, if applicable, related documents, will be found on the specific job listing. Information on how to download the application and any related documents will be provided immediately following the description for that position, if the recruitment process permits applicants to download an application.

In person:

Employment applications may be picked up at the City of Kettering Human Resource Department North Building, 3600 Shroyer Road. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except City holidays).

By mail:

Please call (937) 296-2446 or email the Human Resources Department to request an application by mail. Applicants should note the date by which applications must be submitted and whether the position is open to the public or current City employees only.

Completed application materials must be received in the Human Resource Department by the date indicated on the position recruitment announcement to receive consideration.

If I want to apply for more than one position, do I have to file more than one application?

Yes. Candidates must submit a separate employment application or resume for each position applied. Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple positions.

How do I find out about the duties and requirements of a position?

A recruitment announcement is posted for each position. The recruitment announcement is an excellent source of information that lists the salary, duties of the position, the requirements necessary to qualify for consideration, whether or not a civil service exam is required and the date by which applications must be submitted.

A position’s education and experience requirements are stated on the recruitment announcement. Read the requirements carefully. The position may require certain education and/or experience, a license and/or certification, and knowledge and/or ability in specific areas. When in doubt, it is best to submit your application and the Human Resource Department Staff will determine whether or not you meet the requirements.

How does the Human Resource Department determine if I qualify for this position?

Generally, the Human Resource Manager assigned to the recruitment reviews applications to evaluate a candidate’s education and experience and determine if a candidate is qualified for the position. It is very important that you read the application materials thoroughly and complete all necessary requirements.

Your qualifications will be evaluated based upon the information provide on the resume or application and supplements. Be certain to include paid and voluntary work experience. Also include other information that is relevant to the job, such as licenses, professional affiliations, certifications, relevant training and all other special qualifications. A resume may be submitted along with your completed application.

The City of Kettering often receives a large number of applications for posted positions. Please be patient as the application review process may take several weeks.

How do I check the status of a vacancy?

The Employment Opportunities webpage will note the status of open recruitments until the position is filled.

Will you hold my application until an opening occurs?

No. The City only accepts applications for open positions; that is, any position which has been announced and for which we are actively recruiting.

How can I express interest in a job not on the Employment Opportunities webpage? Will you tell me when an opening comes available?

If you are interested in a job not on our Employment Opportunities webpage, please do not complete an employment application. Instead, contact the Human Resources Department at (937)-296-2446, fill out an Job Interest Form or email the Human Resources department and request that an interest card be completed. We will notify you if the position becomes open. The Job Interest Form contains a complete listing of full-time and part-time authorized positions.

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