Careers FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents do I need to turn in?2020-10-28T16:00:55-04:00
  • Healthcare acknowledgment (whether you elect or decline)
  • Are you taking employee plus spouse or family coverage?
    • We will need the spousal authorization form if you are insuring your spouse
  • Are you new to HSA?
    • We will need the First Financial application form, a copy of your driver’s license, and the HSA deduction authorization.
  • Not new to HSA?
    • We need the HSA deduction authorization
  • Taking any of the FSA accounts?
    • We need the signed authorization for each one
  • Not taking the FSA?
    • Nothing! No forms required
  • Taking dental and/or vision?
    • We need the dental and/or vision authorization form
  • Not taking dental OR vision?
    • Nothing! No forms required
  • Beneficiary form
    • For the City provided coverage even if you do not elect supplemental
Where can I find my employee ID number?2020-10-28T13:28:50-04:00

You can find this number on the top left corner of your pay statement/stub or by asking your department’s administrative assistant.

I’m going to decline all benefits. Do I still need to log in?2020-10-28T13:24:32-04:00

Yes. The City requires everyone to log in and decline benefits. Also, you have the City provided Life insurance that needs a new beneficiary form this year.

How can I apply for a job with the City of Columbus?2020-09-22T13:36:10-04:00

How can I apply for a job with the City of Columbus?

All of our current job openings are online at  The job descriptions are linked to the open position.  If you don’t see the job you are looking for 1) there is not an opening at the moment 2) check back another day!

Is The City A “Drug Free” Environment?2017-02-23T09:27:39-05:00

The City of Columbus is a “Drug Free” environment.

All candidates for full-time employment are tested for drugs and alcohol. Public Safety and employees holding CDL licenses are randomly tested.

Additionally, City Hall is a Smoke Free environment.

What Are City Employee Benefits?2017-02-23T09:27:16-05:00

Employee benefits are for full-time employees only. Benefits include:

  • Salary or Wages
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • PERF (Pension)
  • Social Security (FICA and Medicaid)
  • Overtime (Comp Time)
  • Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays and Leaves
  • Sick Days
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance
  • Wellness and Health Programs
How Long Is My Application Held?2017-02-23T09:26:55-05:00

All applications are held for six months. All job openings require separate applications.

When Will Applications For Sworn Positions Within The Police And Fire Departments Be Taken?2017-02-23T09:26:27-05:00

The Police Department accepts applications year-round. Applications are picked-up and returned to the Personnel Department.

The Fire Department accepts applications every two years. Typically this begins in January or February.

Due to the lengthy applicant review process, each Department draws off the candidate list for one year, or until all qualified applicants have been contacted with offers.

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