Everything starts at our Peoria ROCS (Recruitment Opportunities in Civic Service) web site. There you will find links to: Current Jobs, FAQs, Online Application Guide, a Sample Online Application, and How Do I Check My Application Status.
Above all, remember to keep a record of your username and password once you have set up an account. You will need your username and password to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application and when you re-enter the system, you will need to input this information exactly as it was originally entered.
Can I get help with completing the online application?
Human Resources is committed to ensuring that this process is easy and user-friendly. To help applicants, the following resources are available:
Online: Online Application Guide
In-Person: Human Resources is available Monday - Friday, 8a - 12p and 1p - 4:30p at 8401 W. Monroe St. Peoria, AZ 85345.
How do I find out what jobs are available?
A list of available positions can be viewed 24 hours a day; 7 days a week from any computer with Internet access. Visit the Employment Opportunities Home Page for a link to the Current Job Openings.
What if I do not have a computer or access to the web?
There are a number of ways to access Peoria ROCS (Recruitment Opportunities in Civic Service) and submit an online application: You may use the public computers located at any public library. Be prepared to sign up to use a computer and there may be a time limit. Family and friends may also have Internet access available for you to use.
What information will I be asked to provide?
You will be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number, Social Security Number, etc. You will also be asked to provide information about your education, employment history, and references. An email address will also be required. You can reduce the time it takes to complete your application if you gather this information before beginning the application process.
An email address is required. What if I don't have an email address?
If you do not have an email address, you can create an email account free of charge from one of several online providers. Although we cannot endorse any particular vendor, you may want to click on these links for more information:
NOTE: You cannot share email addresses with anyone else. Each individual applicant must have a unique user ID, password and email address.
What if I am interested in a position that is not currently on the City job list?
You may subscribe to receive a job alert when a department posts a position you are interested in. The Job Interest Card is accessible through the Employment Opportunities Home Page.
How do I check the status of my application?
With the user ID and password you created login to www.governmentjobs.com. From the drop down under your name, select 'Applications and Status' and then select the position you applied for to learn the current status..
How do I save my application?
You must select 'SAVE' at the bottom of the form to retain the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to saving, you will lose any information you entered after the last time you saved it. Save your information if you need to exit out of the application form, you can return to your application later by logging into your account with your Username and Password. Do not use the "back" option on your browser prior to saving your application, or you will lose the information that you have entered.
What if I want to submit a resume?
The only way to submit a resume is to attach it as a document to your application. It must be in a text (.txt file extension), rich text (.rtf file extension), PDF (.pdf file extension), or Microsoft Word (.doc extension) and is limited to 1MB. If a file is larger than 1MB, you will receive an error message.
Please note, while we welcome your resume as a supplement to the application, it cannot replace any information on the application. Failure to list pertinent information within the application may result in disqualification.
Who will see my application if I use the online Peoria ROCS application process?
The City of Peoria takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server. Only the Human Resources Department and other designated City Department users authorized to review specific job openings will have access. The City of Peoria does not share its database with other companies or localities.
Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Yes. Once you have completed your online application, you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open.
How do I print my application?
After you have submitted your application, you may select the 'Printable Version' option and a copy of the application you just submitted will print.
I missed the deadline - can I still apply?
As with any position, once a closing date has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered. To avoid missing a deadline, we encourage you to apply early for positions, as we are unable to make exceptions for technology-related delays or computer difficulties.
Please continue to visit our Current Job Openings and apply for new jobs as they become available. You may also want to complete a Job Alert to automatically be notified when a position you are interested in becomes available.
Do I have to fill out an application?
Everyone who applies for a position is required to create an online application, which includes certain information. Required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). The more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications. Incomplete applications may be rejected so please be thorough. Remember, your resume may be included as a supplement to your application, but cannot replace any information required for the application.
Can I apply by sending my resume via e-mail?
Paper applications and resumes will not be accepted. Please apply online using the Peoria ROCS (Recruitment Opportunities In Civic Service) website.
Will I automatically be considered for other positions if I previously submitted an application?
No, you must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. To ensure you will be considered for other positions, watch our Careers at Peoria ROCS (Recruitment Opportunities In Civic Service) site or register to receive job alerts by email.
What if I am not ready to fill out the application at this time?
You will have until the closing date listed for the position to complete and submit your application. You can save your application and complete it when you are ready; but it must be submitted prior to the closing date. Your application is not submitted until you select "Accept", during "Step 4: Confirm and Submit". If at any time you do not want to complete your application, save your work, then log in again.
How and when can I update my application?
Changes can be made to your application at anytime before it is submitted. Once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot make changes to the submitted application. If you make changes and submit another application before the position closes, we will only consider your most recent application. You may also make changes before submitting your application for any new positions.
How do I know that the City has successfully received my online application?
After you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email confirmation. You can also check the status of your application to see if it says 'Application Received'; to do this reference 'How do I check the status of my application'?
How much employment history should I include in my application?
List your complete employment history for the past 10 years starting with your most recent employer. List all positions held, including military experience, part-time, summer, and/or volunteer work; do not omit any employers. Explain any gaps in employment. You must include job-related duties on your application even if you have included a resume.
I was filling out my application and I lost all my information. What happened?
You may have used the browser Back Selection (located on your toolbar) which when used removes all data. To avoid losing your information save your information periodically. You may be able to log into your account and see if your information was saved under your profile.
What is the selection process?
The selection process and timelines may vary by position. Only applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring department for evaluation. Other areas of screening may include: preferred qualifications and examinations. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. All candidates participating in the interview process will be notified via email of the outcome. All offers of employment are conditional upon an applicant's successful completion of pre-employment screenings.
How can I add additional employment or education entries?
Select 'Add Education' or 'Add Work Experience' after each entry to add additional education/work experience. You must list education/work experience in chronological order, starting with most recent. After each entry, select 'Save and View Application'.
How do I change my address, phone, or email information?
If the position is currently open, login to https://www.governmentjobs.com and find your application to edit or find the job you are interested in on Peoria ROCS (Recruitment Opportunities In Civic Service) and select 'Apply'. Next, login with your user ID and password and find your application; then proceed to 'Edit' any changes to your personal profile. When you have finished editing your information select 'Resubmit'. If the position has closed, for personal information data changes only, contact HR at 623-773-7100.
How can I edit or delete the information on my 'already submitted' online job application?
If the position is currently open, find the job you are interested in on Peoria ROCS (Recruitment Opportunities in Civic Service) and select 'Apply'. Login and find your application then proceed to make any changes to your information and 'Resubmit' your application. You must wait 24 hours before resubmitting an application for the same job opening. Only the most recent application submitted will be considered and any submitted prior will be inactivated for that recruitment.
Do I have to submit a separate application for each open job?
Yes. However, once you create an account, you may build an application and submit that application for multiple jobs by selecting the 'Populate' option to automatically populate the new application with information from your previously created application. Review and update your application as necessary. Once your account is created, applying for employment opportunities is quick and easy. However, we recommend you tailor your application and/or resume with relevant experience to the position you are applying for.
How long does it take to complete an online application?
It will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete all sections of the application.
Will I be logged out automatically?
Yes. You will be logged-out automatically after 60 minutes of inactivity. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Be sure to 'Save Work in Progress' frequently while working on your application and before you leave the computer for an extended period of time.
Is this a secure site?
Yes. All information is stored on a secure server using Verisign's SSL 128 bit encryption and 1024 Bit RSA public key. Only authorized employees in the Human Resources Department and other City department users designated to review specific job openings will have access. The City of Peoria does not share its database with other companies or localities.
I'm not receiving job email alerts. What should I do?