Hiring Process

Hiring Process

Visit our Career Opportunities page to view current employment opportunities. All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by the end of business on the application deadline date.

Each job posting includes the duties of the position and minimum qualifications. Each application will be carefully reviewed and evaluated. Veteran's preference will be awarded if applicable. If appropriate, testing may be required, and top candidates will be selected to proceed to an interview.

Offers of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, which could include, but are not limited to:
  • Criminal background check
  • Driving record check
  • Drug Test
  • Verification of employment history, education, and references
If you require an accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Veterans Preference
The City of Willmar awards preference to qualified veterans and spouses of deceased or disabled veterans, subject to the provisions of applicable Minnesota statute.

To qualify for preference, you must have served on active duty in any branch of the armed forces of the United States, have been honorably discharged, and be a citizen or resident alien of the United States. The military service must be certified by the United States secretary of defense as active military service and a discharge under honorable conditions must be issued by the secretary. Veteran’s preference may be used by the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran and by the spouse of a disabled veteran who, because of the disability, is unable to qualify.

Complete the Veteran’s Preference section in the employment application to claim the veteran’s preference.

Awarding Preference
Veteran's preference is awarded in the selection process if:
  • The applicant has completed the veteran's preference sections of the employment application
  • The applicant meets the minimum qualifications
  • Supporting documentation is provided upon request
  • The claim for preference is approved