Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does the City accept applications?

Applications are accepted only when there is a position vacancy and an announcement is posted.

2. Do I have to complete the City’s application for employment or can I send a resume?

The City requires that a completed application for employment be submitted in order to be considered for a position. You may include a resume with your application; however, a resume alone will not be accepted.

3. Where do I turn in my application? What are the hours of operation for Human Resources?

Applications/resumes, and additional support documents may be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the vacancy and are accepted at City Hall, Human Resources, 400 Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on observed holidays.

4. Do I have to turn in the application before the closing date?

All applications for employment must be received or postmarked by the advertised closing date, no exceptions. The City of Oviedo reserves the right to fill a vacancy prior to the published closing date.

5. Do I have to fill out an application for each position I’m interested in?

Yes, however, you will not be required to complete the entire application as the personal information, certifications and education information are saved from the first application you submitted.

6. Do you test all applicants?

Some positions may require a job-related test be administered as part of the selection  process.

7. Am I eligible to claim Veterans’ Preference?

In order to determine eligibility for Veterans’ Preference, please refer to the Veterans’ Preference Guidelines link on the Employment page. To be considered for Veterans’ Preference through the City of Oviedo, you must complete and submit a Veterans’ Preference Form (obtained from a link on the Employment page), with your application and submit your DD-214, or other official documents which substantiate your eligibility for Veterans’ Preference, i.e., branch of service, entry and discharge dates, and the type of discharge.  (Veterans’ Preference Forms are also available upon request from the Human Resources Department.) Veterans’ Preference is offered for selected positions.  If applying on-line, fax your DD-214 or other official documents, to 407-971-5802, attention Human Resources, or email your DD-214 or other official documents to careers@cityofoviedo.net.

8. What happens to my application when I turn it in?

Applications are not normally forwarded to the hiring department/division prior to the closing date. An exception to this would be if the posting contains the statement “Position is open until filled” or in an unusual or emergency situation. After the position has closed, the Human Resources Department will screen the applications to determine if they meet the minimum qualifications as posted for the position. The most qualified applications will be forwarded to the hiring department. The hiring department will contact the selected applicants for interview and make the selection decision. The Human Resources Department will notify all applicants not selected for the position by mail or email at the end of the hiring process. This may take several weeks, so please be patient. If you claim a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and need an accommodation for the interview, please advise a member of the Human Resources Department staff at 407-971-5525.

9. How can I make sure my application is reviewed?

Answer all questions on the application, giving complete answers to all questions. It is important that you include your salary history as well as the month and date in your employment history. Failure to do so may cause disqualification of your application. Please provide information on all positions held for the last fifteen (15) years (where applicable). The City of Oviedo reserves the right to conduct a background search at any time to verify all answers on the application; falsification of any item is cause for disqualification of application and/or termination. If you wish to submit a resume with your application, please list all information in the “Employment Experience” section of the application. Under the “Work Performed” section, you may insert the words “see resume”. Finally, it is your responsibility to clearly indicate on the application or resume if you possess any of the special requirements listed in the job announcement and to present copies of special certificates of licenses at the
time of application.

10. Do I need to have a driver license for employment with the City?

For positions which state “valid driver license” required, “valid” is defined as an issued license which is not expired nor has, within the past three (3) years, been denied, restricted, revoked, or suspended. Further, a conviction within the last three (3) years for driving while intoxicated, under the influence of narcotics, and/or any serious violation, to include, but not limited to, reckless driving, endangering the lives of others, or racing, are grounds for disqualification in compliance with the requirements of the City’s insurer. Suspensions for nonmoving violations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Driver license checks will be conducted for verification of status.

11. Does the City conduct background checks?

Your signature on the employment application authorizes the City of Oviedo to request criminal conviction records from State and Federal agencies, and employment and educational information/verification from your existing/previous employers and educational institutions, and credit history check (where applicable). The City requires that you disclose whether you have ever been convicted, pled guilty, pled nolo contendere to any criminal offense. If you have ever been convicted, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere to any criminal offense, you will need to attach a separate sheet giving offense, date, county, state and disposition for each offense. If applying on-line, fax criminal history information to (407) 971-5802, attention Human Resources, or email criminal history information to careers@cityofoviedo.net. By placing your signature on the application and not submitting a separate sheet explaining the criminal history, you are stating that you have never been convicted, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere to any criminal offense. A criminal record does not constitute an automatic bar to employment and will be considered only as it relates to the job in question.

12. Will I be required to submit to a medical examination?

Applicants selected to fill a vacancy will be subject to a drug screen as a condition of employment. Some positions may require that the applicant submit to a physical examination and/or fitness evaluation. 

13. Where do I find information on Unemployment Claims?

Information on Unemployment Compensation can be found at www.connect.myflorida.com. You may complete your claim online or by visiting:
WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA
5166 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, Fl 32803
Open Mon-Thur 8-6 and Fri 8-5
(407)531-1227 x 4400

14. Where can I find information on employment outside of the City of Oviedo?

The State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation has a list of available positions within the State. Visit, www.floridajobs.org for a list of vacancies.