Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q:  Where may I obtain information regarding employment opportunities with the City of Huntington Beach?

A:  Current job openings that are open to the public are listed under Full & Part Time Jobs Available on the City's web site. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, you may apply online. Applications must be submitted no later than the posted closing date and time.

Q:  Do I have to resubmit an application for a similar job, just a different title?

A:  YES. Human Resources must receive an application for each position for which there is a job announcement.

Q:  I see that you have various types of jobs. Can I submit an application for any of these positions at any time?

A:  NO. Human Resources can only accept applications for those positions that are currently under active recruitment. However, you may request a notification online for positions not currently under recruitment. Submit an online Notification Request. When the recruitment for that job category is posted, you will receive an email notification.

Q:  Should I attach a resume?

A:  This is optional. Please note, however, that a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. 

Q:  How will I know if my application has been considered or accepted for the position?

A:  Any time you submit an online application, there is automatic confirmation that your application submittal was successful. At any time during the course of the recruitment process, you may check the status of your application by logging onto your account at It is important that email addresses and phone numbers provided on the job application be current since this information is used to schedule testing and interviews.

Q:  What is an Eligible List and how does it work?

A:  The Eligible List is an employment list from which hiring appointments may be made. It is created based on the results of the testing process for a particular recruitment. Candidates successful in the testing process are listed in rank order, based on their final test scores. The top five candidates are then certified to the hiring department for further screening, including a possible hiring interview with the Department Director or his/her designee(s).

Q:  When does an Eligible List expire?

A:  An Eligible List may be valid for up to twelve (12) months, unless exhausted sooner.


Q:  Who do I contact if I want more specific information about employment at the HBPD?

A:  The Police Department's Personnel Officer, (714) 536-5936 or Personnel Analyst, (714) 536-5640.

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Contact Info

City of Huntington Beach
Human Resources
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5492
Fax: (714) 374-5370

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