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How to Apply
Contact the Department of Human Resources with all employment related questions, by calling 757-382-6492
Where can I get a City employment application?
Completion of a City of Chesapeake application is necessary to apply for any City of Chesapeake employment vacancy. The application is available on our CLICK website at www.jobs.cityofchesapeake.net. Our Customer Service Center, located on the 4th floor of the City Hall Building at 306 Cedar Road, is available between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who do not have access to a computer. Computers are also available at the Chesapeake Central Library and all other Chesapeake area libraries in increments of 60 minutes.
If you have a problem in assessing the Click website, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 757-382-6492.
How do I apply for a position with the City of Chesapeake?
The City of Chesapeake accepts applications only for positions which are currently advertised. Employment information is posted on our CLICK website www.jobs.cityofchesapeake.net and is updated daily.
Caution: You must follow all instructions and make sure that you establish your user identification and password. You must sign in to CLICK with your user ID and password each time you access the employment opportunities. You will receive a confirmation number upon successfully submitting your electronic application to any of our current open positions. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your application is not active and available for consideration. You will need to attempt to apply again in order to receive confirmation.
If a job vacancy is posted with a specified closing date, an application for the position must be submitted successfully (confirmation number received) by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date indicated.
All questions must be answered on the application. Please type “n/a” next to any question that does not apply to you. If your application is incomplete, you may be disqualified from further consideration. Resumes are not considered in the screening phase of the process.
Scheduled exams for Police and Fire Entrance process are advertised in the same manner as regular City positions. Interested persons may want to review the list of automatic disqualifiers (Police Dept. applicants or Fire Department applicants) prior to completing an application to take a police or fire entrance examination. You can also visit the Police or Fire Department's website for more career information.
When will I hear something?
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of relevant education, experience, and desired skills and abilities. The hiring department will interview the most suitable applicants from the applicant pool. If you require an accommodation for the interview or to perform in the position, you must complete a "Request for Reasonable Accommodation" form, available in the Department of Human Resources. ( A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or work environment that will enable a qualified applicant to participate in the hiring process, or will enable a qualified employee to perform the essential job functions).
Following the interview portion of the process, the Department of Human Resources will notify the successful candidate. The candidate will be asked to complete paperwork for several background checks. These background checks may include a State Criminal History Record check, a search of the National Sex Offender website, fingerprinting, Child Protective Services (depending on position), a local criminal history record check, a Division of Motor Vehicle transcript, a copy of your diploma or transcript (if required), and two employment references.
Once an offer of employment has been extended and accepted, the hiring department will notify all candidates who were interviewed but not selected.
What else should I know about employment with the City of Chesapeake?
Social Security cards are required at the time of employment. If you do not have your card, you should apply immediately to the Social Security Administration Office.
Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act, you must provide evidence that you are either a citizen of the United States or an authorized alien before you can be employed with the City of Chesapeake. Ask for information about this requirement from the Department of Human Resources.
The City of Chesapeake maintains a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants for safety sensitive positions and positions covered by Department of Transportation regulations must test negative for drugs and alcohol in order to be hired. In accordance with the City's Substance Abuse Policy (AR 2.44), job applicants who have previously been denied employment with the City of Chesapeake due to a positive drug or alcohol test shall be ineligible for employment with the City for a period of three years following the date of the positive test.
In compliance with Federal and State employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a non job-related medical condition or disability.