How do I apply for a job with the City of Encinitas?

You must apply online by visiting the Job Opportunities page. Click the job title of the position in which you are interested in. After viewing the Job Description, click the 'Apply' link. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

In order for your application to receive the consideration it deserves, it is very important that you completely fill out the application, even if you attach a resume. Do not write "see resume" on the application when asked to describe your responsibilities and experience. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of information you provide on the application itself. Your resume will be reviewed for clarification purposes, unless specifically required as part of the recruitment process as will be indicated on the job announcement.

Frequently, a Supplemental Application will be included with the job announcement and will require you to more fully explain specific experience or qualifications. A supplemental questionnaire focuses on the key responsibilities of the position for which you are applying and allows you to elaborate on your previous experience in areas of particular relevance to the job. Failure to complete the supplemental may result in an incomplete application and may disqualify you from the selection process.

What if I am interested in a position with the City, but it is not listed on the Job Opportunities page?

If you are interested in a job that is not currently being recruited for, fill out our online job interest card on the Job Interest Cards page. You will be notified via email when a position of your interest becomes available. The City does not accept or hold on file applications or resumes for positions not vacant or for which a recruitment has not been opened.

Does the City accept paper, emailed or faxed applications?

The City does not accept paper, emailed or faxed applications. All applications must be submitted electronically through NeoGov.

If I am having technical difficulties with the application process, who should I contact?

If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov at 1-855-524-5627. Human Resources does not have the ability to manipulate applications.

How will I know if my application was received and whether or not I am being considered for the position?

When you submit an online application you will receive an automatic confirmation that your application submittal was successful. At any time during the course of the recruitment process you may check the status of your application by logging onto your account at All correspondence during the recruitment process are sent through email, so please make sure the email address on your application is up to date.

What are the steps of the selection process?

The steps of the selection process vary depending upon the position. For example, an application screening and oral interview may be required. Additionally, you may be required to take a written exam or  performance test to further evaluate certain skills and qualifications, such as typing or the operation of heavy equipment.

What is an eligibility list and how does it work?

An eligibility list is established after a recruitment has been conducted. The list contains those applicants who meet the qualifications for a specific position and have successfully completed the selection process. Eligibility lists expire six months to one year from the date the position closes, but may be extended, if necessary.

What should I do if my contact information changes?

Notify the Human Resources Office immediately. We will make the necessary changes to your records. If we are unable to contact you because you have moved or changed your email address or phone number, your name may be withdrawn from further consideration. Be sure to update your account at as well.

What types of benefits does the City of Encinitas offer?

For a list of benefits offered by the City of Encinitas, please visit our Employee Compensation and Benefits page.

How do I apply for the joint recruitment/testing process for the position of Firefighter/ Paramedic with the cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar?

Please visit the Palomar College Fire Technology Program web page for more information about regional employment testing.

If applicants need an accommodation for the testing or interview process, how can they make the request?

If you need an accommodation please call 760-633-2767 and a Human Resources representative will assist you.