Applicants / Recruitment


Careers at City of Monterey Park

1    APPLY
The first step in applying for our department is to make sure you meet the requirements for the position you are seeking.  Those requirements can be found on the Human Resources & Risk Management - Job Description page of our website. If you do, then complete the online application.

If invited, you'll take a written test covering spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, math, map reading skills, and memory recall. If you successfully pass the written test, you'll be invited to the physical agility test. You'll need to jump a six foot solid fence and sprint 20 yards, jump a chain link fence, drag a 165 pound dummy, run a 99 yard obstacle course and complete a 500 yard run.  You will receive points for each event. You must earn a minimum of 384 points to pass. This is a POST requirement.

These exams are waived for lateral applicants, academy trainees, and academy graduates.

If you pass the physical agility and written exam you may be invited to an oral interview. Be well-rested, look sharp, and be at the top of your game. We want to see who you are and hear what you have to say. We'll ask you a host of questions about your personal history, what your goals are, and some hypothetical questions as well.  If you are still in the running, you'll complete a lengthy personal history statement which covers your education, credit, relationships, employment and business dealings.

**Documents must be completely filled out.  Do not leave any item blank.  If an item does not apply, please mark N/A.