Recruitment Process

Recruitment Process
The City of Banning only accepts applications for open positions. Applications must be thoroughly completed. Post-marked or facsimiles will not be accepted. Resumes may be attached, but will not be accepted in lieu of a city application form. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification. Applicants may be subject to a background investigation.

Testing Requirements

Testing requirements vary by position. Testing might include any or all of the following:
  • Written exam
  • Skills test
  • Practical exam
  • Oral exam
Americans With Disabilities Act
The City of Banning complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are an applicant who needs reasonable accommodation to participate in any aspect of the recruitment process, please call Human Resources at (951) 922-3147 to make appropriate arrangements as soon as you have been notified of your eligibility to participate in a given recruitment phase.


At the completion of the testing process, the top candidates will be selected for an interview with the Department Head or their designee.

Nepotism Policy

Recruitment shall be conducted consistent with the city’s nepotism policy.

Hiring Process

Background Investigation
All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Applicants for positions with access to police records are subject to a more stringent investigation in accordance with California POST and City of Banning policies.

Conditional Job Offer
All job offers are conditional, pending the results of the medical exam and drug screen.

Medical Requirements

Individuals selected for employment will be required to take a medical exam and drug screening test. The medical examination is at city expense and conducted by a physician designated by the city.


Applicants who are hired will be fingerprinted during the processing period. All fingerprints are verified with the Department of Justice. Applicants for certain positions may also have their fingerprints verified by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Probation Period
Employees must serve a probationary period prior to obtaining regular status.

Employment Expenses

Applicants are responsible for any personal expenses incurred during the selection and hiring process.

Immigration Reform & Control Act Of 1986
All new employees must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The City of Banning complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.