There are several potential steps in the recruitment process:
Candidate resumes are screened and those selected for an interview are contacted. You may receive a telephone interview or a face-to-face interview. Generally, the first interview is a standard behavioral based interview and the second involves a presentation.
Testing and/or presentations may also be required depending on the opportunity. For all administrative positions, a minimum testing is required in the MS Office Suite, typing speed and data entry.
If you are a preferred candidate then you will proceed with reference checking. However, reference checking will not be done without your consent. You will be required to complete a reference consent form and provide contact information for three professional references.
Verifications of qualifications will also be done.
If you are considered for a position, you will be contacted by a hiring supervisor or a member of our Human Resources Department for an in-person or phone interview. You may be interviewed several times by more than one member of our team.
In some cases, you may be selected for a pre-screening telephone interview, where you will be given a questionnaire used to match your skills and experience against your chosen job opportunity. This is your chance to sell yourself and your skills, so be sure to let us know why you are the best person for the job.
You may be invited to attend one or more in-person interviews where we will try to learn more about you and your qualifications. This is also your opportunity to learn more about the City of Maple Ridge and the position for which you are applying. You may be asked to provided professional references at this stage.
What can I expect during the Interview?
Our interviews are structured around behavioural-based and technical questions, and may consist of or two or more interviewers. We also appreciate that through the interview process, candidates are assessing us as a potential employer and therefore we enjoy taking the time to answer any questions candidates may have about working at the City.
How many people can I expect on an interview committee?
At the interview, you can typically expect to meet with a selection committee of 3 to 4 representatives (depending on the position).
Why are some openings not posted on the Careers page?
The City is committed to finding the best person to fill open positions. If an opportunity arises for which it is believed we have a qualified internal candidate, the posting may not appear on the Municipal Website.