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Equal Opportunity and Veterans Preference


Equal Opportunity

The City of Gainesville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, women and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations during the selection process should notify the Human Resources/Organizational Development Department at 352.334.5077 or TDD/TTY at 352.334.2292.


Veterans Preference

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Preference in initial appointment will be given to eligible veterans and their spouses. Applicants claiming Veterans Preference must do so by submitting appropriate documentation and indicating if they have ever been employed by the State of Florida or any political subdivision.

Information regarding Veteran's Preference documentation can be obtained from the City of Gainesville Human Resources/Organizational Development Department. If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you must attach a copy of page 2 or 4 of your DD214 to your application by the closing date of the position you are applying for to be granted this consideration. If a position is Open Until Filled, your DD214 and/or Typing, Word & Excel scores are to be submitted to Human Resources/Organizational Development by 6:00 p.m. within seven days of your application date.

The burden is on the applicant to provide all pertinent information. If any applicant claiming Veteran's Preference for a vacant position is not selected for the position, they may file a complaint with the Division of Veteran's Affairs, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K, Largo FL 33776. A complaint must be filed within 21 days after notice of hiring decision. If notice of hiring decision is not given, a complaint may be filed within three months of closing date of position.

Pursuant to Florida Public Records Law, applications/resumes are subject to public review; therefore, applications requesting confidentiality will be returned to the applicant. Candidates may be required to undergo drug (and possibly alcohol) testing, a physical examination and a complete background check.