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Welcome to City of Fort Lauderdale's Online Application Process!

First-Time Applicants

If this is the first time you are using the City of Fort Lauderdale’s online application system, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. To do so, go to Create an Account and complete the form. You will then be able to log in to your account.

Each applicant must have their own e-mail address when setting up an account. Do not share your account with anyone. If you don't have an e-mail account, you can sign up for free e-mail at AOL, Yahoo!Mail, or Google Gmail. It takes only a few minutes to register!

IMPORTANT! User accounts are established for one person only and should NOT be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may go to any public library or come to the City Hall, 100 N. Andrews Avenue, where kiosks are available on the first floor for public use, specifically to complete applications for employment.

Creating Your Employment Application

After your account has been established, you can create an online application by logging in via the Applicant Login link and clicking on the Build Job Application link. As you complete your online application, remember to save work in progress. If you have been in the system for more than an hour without saving your entries, you will be automatically logged out as a security measure and your information will be lost. Once your online application is completed, it will be stored in the system and can be used to apply for future job openings with the City of Fort Lauderdale or any other government or agency using NEOGOV and

NOTE: If you have ever created a profile or built an application on, you will be able to use the same Username and Password, as well your saved profile, to apply with the City of Fort Lauderdale. Please also note that you may create your on-line application profile(s)/template(s) in advance of applying for a specific job opening. This way, when a job posting in which you are interested opens, you will only need to complete the questions added to that specific application process. Your account may contain several application profiles/templates tailored for different positions.

Submitting Your Employment Application

All Current Job Opportunities are listed online. Click on the job title you are interested in, and then click on the "Apply" link. Some positions require a job specific supplemental questionnaire. If the job bulletin states that a job specific supplemental questionnaire is required, the questions will appear near the end of the online application process. You must submit an online application in order to be considered for each job opening. You will have an opportunity to copy and paste your resume into the application; however, resumes alone are not accepted. Please remember to logout of the system before you leave this site.

NOTE: If you forget your password or username when prompted to apply, you must click the "I Forgot My Username and/or Password" link in order to retrieve this information. If your e-mail is no longer valid, you will need to create a new account using a valid e-mail address in order to submit an application. If you require technical assistance, you may call (855) 524-5627 between the hours of 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday, to retrieve this information.

Online applications should be filled out completely and should clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met. Do not leave an item blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All statements made on the application are subject to verification. Exaggerated, false, or misleading statements may be cause for rejection of the application and/or termination of employment. Eligibility for hire may be based on a rating of the application; therefore, completeness and accuracy are of the utmost importance.

Please provide a complete history of your work experience. Describe your paid work experience for the past ten (10) years and list a minimum of three (3) employers. List each promotion or transfer as a separate job even if they were with the same employer. Include Military, part time and self-employment. We may contact previous employers to verify employment information.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To claim Veterans Preference, download Veteran's Preference Form J-204 pdf and attach it in your online application along with your Member 4 Copy of your DD214. Applicant must attach copies of required documents with their online application. For additional information, please refer to Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during the job application process may contact the Human Resources Department. If you require special testing accommodations due to a disability, please notify the staff BEFORE the test date. Such materials can be provided in alternative forms for the blind and visually impaired, upon request.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

If you have questions about employment opportunities with the City of Fort Lauderdale, please call or contact us.
Office hours: Monday through Friday; 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Voice: 954-828-5300
TTY: 954-828-5986

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Fort Lauderdale!

The City of Fort Lauderdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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