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Town of Front Royal Employment Selection Process

The Town of Front Royal thanks you for your interest in joining our outstanding, dedicated workforce. The Town only accepts applications for open positions online to ensure that we can process your application in a timely fashion. This guide will summarize the various steps to complete a job application and discuss how the Town selects the best qualified candidate for an open position.

Vacant Positions

The Town will advertise all vacant positions on our website, Comcast Channel 16, and in print media as appropriate. A list of the positions that we are currently recruiting can be found at jobs.frontroyalva.com/jobs. A job description is available by selecting the appropriate position title. The job description will identify the Department searching for candidates, a summary of the job responsibilities, general job requirements, and time period to submit applications.

Online Applications

Once you have found a position for which you would like to submit an application, please select the "Apply for this Position” link at the bottom of the job description. If you have not submitted an application to the Town online previously, you will be directed to create a new account. Employment Application Kiosks are located at the Town’s Administration Building to submit applications if you do not have access to a computer. Once you have established an account, you will be asked to complete a summary of why the Town should consider you for the position. This information should be provided in the “My Job Qualifications” data area. Please refrain from including your name, address, and contact information. This could result in your  application not being considered. If you would like to include a pdf version of your resume in addition to the information provided in your Qualifications data, you can attach one from your computer, phone, or tablet. The Town is committed to selected candidates for interview solely based upon their qualifications. The initial review of candidates will be only be conducted based upon the information provided in the Qualifications data. It is critical that you include all information that is requested by the Town so that your application proceed to the next step of consideration. Critical information will be specified in the area directly above the “My Job Qualifications” data area.

If you are interested in a position with our Police Department, you will also need to include your date of birth. A criminal history check will be conducted to determine if any criminal history disqualifies a candidate from consideration.

Candidate Evaluation

Once the Qualifications data have been reviewed, a Department will shortlist several candidates for further consideration. Once an applicant has been determined to be a qualified candidate, the Department will be provided with your contact information and resume if submitted. All candidates determined to be qualified will receive an interview. At the interview, you will need to complete additional documentation that confirms that the information that you have provided is accurate and
correct. You will also need to provide additional information necessary for continued consideration the Employment Selection Process.

The Town may require testing by qualified candidates to determine their ability performing job related activities. You will be informed of any testing in advance to ensure that you are prepared for the test conditions.

The Town will request that you provide references to assess your skills and job history. The Town will contact those identified as references if you are determined to be the finalist for the position.

Candidate Selection

Once a candidate has been selected to be the finalist for the position, the candidate will receive an offer letter from the Town Manager. The offer will typically be contingent upon satisfactory completion of drug screening and a job appropriate physical screening. For positions with our Police Department, you will also need to satisfactorily complete psychological testing. Should the finalist turn down the job offer, the Town can either contact the next qualified candidate or readvertise the position.

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