Application Process


All applications must be submitted through our online application system; paper applications will not be accepted in person, by fax, e-mail, or postal service.

It is important that your application list your complete employment history over the past Ten (10) years. List all positions held including military, part-time, seasonal, and/or volunteer work. Explain any gaps in employment.

The information you provide will determine whether you are eligible to participate in the next phase of the process. All information contained on the application is subject to verification. Resumes will not substitute for the requested information.


According to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) section 38-492, preference points or codes must be awarded to veterans, disabled persons, disabled veterans, a veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse under certain circumstances, and veterans with service-connected disabilities who take an examination for employment under a merit system of employment. Preference points will be added to the final score or rating earned by a job applicant for a classified position on an initial scored exam (exams for initial entry to the city) but only if the applicant earns a passing score or grade without preference.


Applicants are considered solely on the basis of their qualifications as required for the position they seek. The City prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. See also EEOP Administrative Policy. Additional information may be found here.

With prior notice to the Human Resources Department regarding testing modifications, the City will make every effort to offer reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities. Click here to make a request for an accommodation.

The City of El Mirage recently completed a Class and Compensation Study, which was approved by the El Mirage City Council.