The Targeted Local Hire Program creates alternate job pathways into City civil service via paid on-the-job training for entry-level City positions.
Application Pool & Random Selection
Once a Program Application has been approved, it is placed into the Application Pool, which is split into two Tiers. Tier 1 consists of those candidates who have identified as one or more of the above targeted categories; Tier 2 are candidates who do not identify or choose not to identify in any of the targeted categories.
When a City department has a vacancy to fill, it may request a Referral List from the Program. The Program will then filter the Application Pool based on the candidate's job preferences (as indicated on the Application). From the filtered list, candidates will be randomly selected. The Referral List provided to the department will consist of 80% Tier 1 applicants and 20% Tier 2 applicants. For example, a Referral List of ten (10) randomly selected candidates will have eight (8) - Tier 1 candidates and two (2) - Tier 2 candidates. The Referral List is then forwarded to the City department for hiring consideration.
There is no guarantee of a referral or a job under this Program. The Program is unable to indicate a timeframe for when an applicant would potentially be referred or even hired, as it is all based on vacancies and random selection. All applications in the Pool will be valid for one year, at which time the candidate must submit a new application.