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City Administration & Departments » Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for available positions?

All positions with the City of Kamloops are filled through a job posting process. You can apply for vacant positions by creating a profile or submitting a resume online on our
» Career Opportunities page.

All applications must be submitted on or before the end of the business day, on the closing date of the competition.

Where do you advertise jobs?

All employment opportunities with the City of Kamloops are available on our Career Opportunities page.

We advertise all vacancies on this page of our Web site and may advertise in Kamloops This Week on the City Page or on industry specific job boards.

What else should I submit with my application?

You can upload documents that reflect relevant qualifications pertaining to the position when you apply online. Some examples of relevant documents include:

  • Post-secondary certificates, diplomas or degrees
  • Transcripts
  • Computer courses
  • Trade Qualification Certificates
  • Current driver's abstract
  • Applicants for Lifeguard and Firefighter positions must submit copies of all required certifications listed in the competition, in order to be considered.

Do I submit a police records check or employment references?

The City of Kamloops is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy community and to the prevention of violence against children. You do not need to submit a completed police records check form or references with your application; however, no offer of employment is made without a police records check and employment references. We will ask your permission prior to initiating either of these steps in the recruitment process.

What types of positions are posted?

Posted positions include both management and unionized positions. We also offer a variety of position types including; seasonal, temporary, part-time, on-call or full-time work. This will be clearly stated on the posting.

How often do the postings change?

Job postings are updated as vacant positions become available.

Do you accept late applications for job postings?

We do accept applications after the competition has closed; however, your application will be marked late and will not be considered until all other applicants have been reviewed first.

How do I know if I have been short-listed?

We will contact you! Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we do not send acknowledgement letters to all job applicants. We will only contact those individuals who were interviewed, or who participated in various stages of the recruitment process.

If selected for an interview, when would I be contacted?

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. We endeavour to contact applicants to be interviewed within three (3) weeks of the competition closing date. We appreciate your patience throughout the recruitment process, and ask that you refrain from calling our office unless we ask you to.

What will my job interview be like?

We conduct panel interviews, consisting of the department Supervisor, a Human Resources representative and sometimes other participants. We ask a variety of knowledge, situational, and behavioural-based interview questions. Interviews are typically 30 minutes to one hour in length, depending on the complexity of the position.

Do you do any testing of job applicants?

Sometimes we will do skill or job-related testing for specific positions at the City, such as Lifeguard or Firefighter. We may also do computer software testing or psychological testing. You would be informed, in advance, of any testing that we might ask you to participate in.

How long until the hiring process is completed?

It can take up to six (6) weeks to fill a job posting, depending on the complexity of the position. We thank you, in advance, for your patience!

How do I apply to be a Firefighter?

Career opportunities with the Kamloops Fire Rescue are also displayed on the Web page. A recruiting process is conducted prior to any hiring with Kamloops Fire Rescue. For more information on Firefighter Careers please visit the Kamloops Fire Rescue Service Recruitment page.

Human Resources
105 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2C6
ph 250-828-3439
fax 250-828-3635

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.