Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for available positions?

All positions with the City of Kamloops are filled through a job posting process. Visit our Apply for a Job to apply for vacant positions.

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 online. We may also advertise in Kamloops This Week (City Page) or on industry specific job boards.

Connect with us on LinkedIn.

What else should I submit with my application?

Our online system allows you to upload documents that reflect relevant qualifications pertaining to the position you're applying for. Some examples are:

  • Post-secondary certificates, diplomas or degrees
  • Transcripts
  • Computer courses
  • Trade Qualification Certificates
  • Current driver's abstract

Note: 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.

Our application consists of several steps and you will not need to submit a completed police records check form or references with your initial application. It is important to note that offers of employment will only be made after employment references and police records check are complete. We will ask your permission prior to initiating either of these steps in the recruitment process.

What types of positions are posted?

We post management and unionized positions. We also post a variety of other position types, including: seasonal, temporary, part-time, on-call, or full-time work. The posting will clearly state the type of position.

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?

If you have been short-listed for an interview, we will contact you. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we do not send acknowledgement letters to all job applicants.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview 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 interview which include the departmental 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?

You will be informed, in advance, of any testing that we might ask you to participate in.

For specific positions, such as lifeguard or firefighter, we may do skill or job-related testing. We may also do computer software testing or psychological testing. 

How long will the hiring process take?

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 for firefighter positions?

Career opportunities with the Kamloops Fire Rescue are posted on our main job postings 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.