What is the selection process?

The selection process varies depending on the nature of the position.   The recruitment process includes a combination of different components in order to assess and evaluate the candidates.   

POST regulated positions

  • POST Pellet B Written Examination for Police Recruits
  • POST Written Examination for Police Dispatchers
  • Physical Agility Test 
  • Oral Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Pre-employment Medical Examination
  • Chief’s interview for top 3 eligibles


  • Paramedic License 
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Performance examination

Non-safety positions

  • Screening for qualifying criteria such as typing speed with a valid typing certificate
  • Structured or written assessment examination
  • Performance or practical examination
  • Oral Examination
  • Department Interview for top 3 eligibles
  • Fingerprinting
  • Pre-employment Medical Examination

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1. How do I apply for a job with the City of Alhambra?
2. How to submit application materials?
3. What is considered a valid typing certificate?
4. Where can I get a valid typing certificate?
5. How long is the recruitment process?
6. What is the selection process?
7. What does it mean to be on an eligibility list?
8. How long does my name stay on the eligibility list?