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Employment Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about employment at the City:

  1. What do I need to apply for a job with the City of Tulsa? 
    • You will need the following information when you apply for a job at the City: 
      • A valid email address 
      • Personal information (Date of birth, social security number, etc.) 
      • Name 
      • Address 
      • Contact telephone number 
      • Work history 
      • Resume 
      • Highschool and/or college transcripts, certifications, and/or relevant licenses 

  2. Where can I submit an application? 
    • Click here to view all open positions and submit your application. 

  3. What does minimum educational or minimum experience mean? 
    • Minimum education and experience means the least allowable education requirement and the least allowable experience requirement for that position. These requirements are dependent on the position you are applying for so make sure you read these requirements before applying! You’ll be asked to provide information showing that you meet the minimum requirements in your application.

  4. Can I apply with a resume and cover letter? 
    • No. You must complete an application profile and apply online to be considered for employmentResumes will NOT be accepted on their own as an application. You must submit an online employment application. You will be able to attach your resume to your application when applying for a position. Online applications should be filled out completely and should clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met.  

  5. Who can I contact regarding my application status? 
    • Email to request an update on your application statusPlease include your first and last name and the position that you applied for in your emailIf you are unable to upload your resume, transcripts, certification/license to your application profile, you may email them with your status update request. 

  6. What is the turnaround time to hear back on the status of my application? 
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for a response after you submit your application. 

  7. Does my education/experience need to be from the United States or can it come from my native country? 
    • Education and experience requirements depend on the position you are applying for. We encourage you to attend the Career Expo and meet with Hiring Specialists to get specific questions about applying. You can also email with questions. 
  8. What is a typical work schedule? 
    • Work schedules can be full-time, part-time, or seasonal and shift schedules depend on the role/department you applying for. Please review the specific job description for more information regarding hours and schedules.  

If you have additional questions, please email