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Respectful workplace policy

The City of Carlsbad values a diverse workforce and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, sex, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran's status, age or sexual orientation. This commitment applies to all personnel actions, including but not limited to compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, training and development, transfer, and other privileges of employment.

The city also values respectfulness, collaboration, and teamwork in the workplace and prohibits any form of discrimination and harassment that would otherwise conflict with these values. Any applicant, official or contractor found in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions. Any employee or officer found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

It is further the policy of the City of Carlsbad to comply with the letter and spirit of applicable local, state and federal laws concerning equal employment opportunity.

For questions about the city's policy, please call 442-339-2440.

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  • How are applications assessed?

  • When are applicants notified of their status in an application process?

  • How can applicants send additional information to attach to their applications (i.e. resume or more job history information)?

  • Do applicants have to take any tests to get a job at the City of Carlsbad?

  • What is the supplemental questionnaire and how do applicants submit it?

  • What does it mean when a filing deadline is not listed?

  • Are applications accepted for jobs that are not listed as open? What if an applicant is interested in a position that is not on the list of openings?

  • What is the best way to get started in a career in law enforcement?

  • What is the best way to get started in a career in the fire service?

  • How can an applicant determine if he or she is qualified for a position?

  • Where is the city's employment office located?

  • Should a resume be included with the application?

  • If applicants need an accommodation for the interview or testing process, how can they make the request?

  • What is an eligibility list?

  • What kind of jobs does the city have?