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General Information about Applying for a Position with the City of Columbus
Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements and is interested in applying must submit a complete City of Columbus application form.  Candidates for Department Manager level positions are requested to submit a resumé in addition to the standard application.

Job application and job descriptions may be picked up at the Columbus Municipal Building. Job application forms can also be downloaded to your personal computer in the Microsoft Word format. You will need Microsoft Word or Word Viewer to view these application forms. A free copy of Microsoft Word Viewer can also be downloaded.

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It is important to include the following information on the application: all education, work experience, licenses, etc. which are related to the position for which applying. It is important for qualification purposes to list all previously held jobs. It is mandatory that the Job Title and Department where the position is located be listed on your application.  Applications MUST be filled out completely or they will NOT be processed. This means that all questions must be answered; if a question does not apply, indicate that it does not apply by answering "N/A".

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Completed application forms can be mailed to:

City Secretary - Application
City of Columbus
P.O. Box 87
Columbus, Texas 78934-0087

For more information:
City of Columbus
Municipal Building
605 Spring Street
Columbus, Texas 78934
Phone: (979) 732.2366
FAX: (979) 732.8213

Be Sure that Your Application is Mailed and/or Postmarked by the Position Closing Date

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations can be provided in the application process. To declare your disability and have protection of the law, call the City Secretary at (979) 732.2366.

Federal Government Requirements:
The City of Columbus complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and requires verification of identity and employment eligibility at time of hire.

Criminal History Check:
The City of Columbus is authorized by section 411.28 of the Texas Government Code to perform criminal history record checks on applicants for employment with the City.

Pursuant to this authority, the City must obtain the following information to perform a criminal history record check. This information will be used only for the purposes of obtaining a criminal history record from the Texas Department of Public Safety or other appropriate federal, state, of local agency.

The information you provide will not be used for evaluating your qualifications for employment with the City of Columbus; however, the City will consider your relevant criminal conviction record in determining your eligibility for employment with the City.

To All Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in the City of Columbus. Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum requirements. The City holds applications for three months. If you are disqualified for any reason or are not selected after interview, you will be notified by mail. Should a position become open within those three months simply call the City Secretary and the application will be referred for consideration for the new vacancy.

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