BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS






All applicants that apply for a position with the City of Mesquite must pass a series of background investigations. At any time, the City reserves the right to deny employment for information found. The following is a partial list of background investigations that the City uses:

  1. All applications are reviewed for falsification, deception, and fraud.
  2. All applicants, who are given a job offer, must agree to have their criminal backgrounds thoroughly examined, up to and including previous criminal activity.
  3. Only those employees with appropriate licenses and acceptable driving records are allowed to operate City vehicles and equipment. Therefore, all applicants who are given a job offer and are applying for a driving position must agree to have their driving record examined.


Minimum Qualifications/Standards for Initial Applicant Consideration:

  1. For those jobs which require driving, before beginning work in the position, the applicant must possess a current, valid Texas driver’s license that is not under suspension or revocation in the appropriate class as established on the official position description for that position
  2. The applicant must be physically qualified to hold a driver’s license and to safely operate a motor vehicle and/or motorized equipment
  3. The employee/applicant must be insurable under the City’s automobile insurance coverage/program.


Grounds for Automatic Disqualification for Initial Appointment:

The applicant may not have a conviction or have been placed on deferred adjudication within the past seven (7) years for any of the following:

  1. Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  2. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
  3. Manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide involving the operation of a motor vehicle.
  4. Operating a motor vehicle with license suspended or revoked.


Grounds Which May be Cause for Disqualification for Initial Appointment:

  1. License suspended, revoked or denied in the last seven (7) years.
  2. Conviction of three (3) violations occurring within 36 months immediately preceding the application date:
    1. Conviction of operating a motor vehicle in violation of drivers’ license restriction.
    2. Conviction of disregarding traffic control signals and devices.
    3. Conviction of exceeding speed limit.
    4. Conviction of illegal operation of motor vehicle without state-required auto insurance.
    5. Traffic accidents determined to involve contributory negligence
    6. .


Deadline to Register: 5:00p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013
Exam Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Location: Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149
Time: 9:00 a.m.

All candidates must provide the required documentation BEFORE they are eligible to test. Required documentation includes: application submitted online, certified copy of college transcript(s), and certified copy of DD214, Member 4 form (if applicable).

After you have applied online, you must bring your college transcript and DD214 (if applicable) in person or submit it via mail to:

City of Mesquite Human Resources
Attn: Fire Recruiting
1515 N. Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX 75149

All documents must be received, and in the office of the Human Resources Department no later than 5p.m., February 1, 2013. Any documents received after 5p.m., February 1, 2013, will not be accepted and your application will be considered incomplete. It is the applicant’s responsibility to call 972-216-6218 to verify all documents have been received and you are eligible to take the exam. If you are unable to attend the exam after verifying eligibility, you must call before the exam to cancel your reservation. Failure to call and cancel your reservation will result as a “No Show” and count against future opportunities to test.



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