General Employment Information
Last Updated: 7/14/11
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About the City of Redding
The City of Redding, a dynamic community with a population over 90,000, is located at the north end
of the great Sacramento Valley, 150 miles north of Sacramento.
Redding has a superb climate with moderate springs and falls,
sunny summers with low humidity, and mild winters. Warm weather signals the start of after-work and weekend trips to the local lakes, Shasta and Whiskeytown, as well as the Sacramento River. Snow decorates nearby Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen year round. Snow skiing, sledding and other winter sports are abundant within a short drive. A twenty-eight mile trail along the Sacramento River, numerous community parks, a world class museum and arboretum complex, and continuous community events provide for a healthy environment in which to live and work. Redding is truly a fabulous location for those interested in an active outdoor life style.
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HOW TO APPLY:
A separate application must be filed for each job
classification. Please give the complete and exact job title as it
appears on the announcement; answer all questions and furnish all
information requested on the official job application. Applications
must be thoroughly completed and signed in ink. All information on
the application and attachments are subject to investigation and
verification. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in
lieu of a City application form. Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Personnel Department by the closing date posted on the job announcement.
Information may be obtained and applications are available, as follows:
- By contacting the City of Redding Personnel Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA 96001 (Beginning 7/1/11, Personnel will be closed on alternate Fridays). Telephone (530) 225-4065. TDD (530) 225-4407.
- By telephoning our 24-hour Job Hotline at (530) 225-4069.
- By printing the application form shown below. Applicant should then complete the form, sign it, and either mail it to the
City of Redding Personnel Department, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA 96001; or fax it to the City of Redding Personnel Department at (530) 225-4062. THE FORM MUST ARRIVE AT THE PERSONNEL OFFICE BY THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME.
The wage or salary range is shown on the
announcement. Advancement within the range is in accordance with
wage and salary resolutions approved by City Council.
All completed applications and
supplemental applications will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified
applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants
meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phases of the examination.
Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may
consist of an application screening, written exam, practical exam, oral
interview or any combination of these. Backgrounds are carefully
Employment eligibility lists are established by ranking candidates according to their overall score by
examination (written and/or oral). The candidates must be
successful in each part of the examination. To fill each vacancy, the
hiring department will request applicants from the
employment list, and will make a selection from the list. Lists remain
in effect for a period to be determined by the Personnel Director.
A medical examination must be
completed satisfactorily after an offer of employment and before a
starting date to ensure that essential functions of a position can be
performed; some positions may also require psychological testing.
SUBSTANCE USE TESTING:
The City of Redding promotes a
drug-free workplace. Substance use testing will be conducted prior
to reporting for work.
All employees are fingerprinted for purposes of conducting criminal background checks. A job offer can be revoked based on a criminal background check.
All City employees are required to take and sign
a loyalty oath.
Employees serve a probationary
period ranging from one to one and a half years
depending upon the classification of the position. An employee may be terminated without
cause and recourse during the probationary period.
Applicants are responsible for any
personal expenses incurred during the selection and hiring process
unless otherwise approved by the City Manager.
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The following benefits apply to full-time regular employees:
An average of thirteen and a half per year. Fire
Association covered employees receive a payment in lieu of holidays. Holiday compensation for Redding Peace Officers Association & Redding Police Managers Association employees has been converted to base pay.
Two weeks per year up to the fourth year of service, three weeks up to nine years of service, three and a half weeks up to fourteen years of service, four weeks up to nineteen years of service, four and a half weeks up to twenty-four years of service, five weeks after twenty-four years of service. For accrual rates for Fire Department shift employees, refer to MOU. Part-time and temporary employees may be eligible for some vacation/paid time off benefits.
Twelve working days of sick leave are accrued each year. Unused sick leave may be credited toward retirement. For accrual rates for Fire Department shift employees, refer to MOU.
Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life for employees and dependents, and long-term disability for employees.
Full-time employees are covered by CalPERS (formula is dependent on hire date and member status in CalPERS) and are not covered under the Social Security System.
Management positions are eligible to
receive 40 hours of administrative leave per calendar year as
authorized by the department director; additional leave up to 40
hours may be granted by the City Manager.
Available for interested employees
for job-related course work. Prior approval required.
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DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS:
Available for interested
AGENCY SHOP REQUIREMENTS:
Some job classifications are represented by collective bargaining units, the employees of which are required
to join a union and pay dues or pay an equivalent service fee.
Part-time and seasonal employees participate
in the Social Security System.
All SEIU and IBEW Electric represented employees participate at their own expense.
Employees hired after April 1, 1986 are required to contribute to Medicare.
EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY:
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City requires all new employees, upon hire, to present original documents
that will provide evidence of identity and employment eligibility.
The provisions of this page do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this page may be modified or revoked without notice.