Hiring Process

The Town of Danville’s hiring process involves the following steps: 

  • Applying Online 
  • Application Review
  • Assessments and Testing  (depending on position)
  • Interview(s) and Reference Checks 
  • Job Offer and Pre-Employment Requirements 
  • Onboarding
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Apply Online

If you see a job posting on CalOpps that is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply. Depending on the position, you may be required to answer some qualifying questions.

Application Review

Our goal is to hire the best-qualified candidate within the applicant pool. The applications are reviewed by a team of selected staff. Applicants who meet the qualifications described in the job description posting will move forward.

Assessments and Testing

Certain positions may require you to take part in an assessment or complete an online test to determine your qualifications. If this is a requirement, the information will be included in the job posting.  

Interview(s) and Reference Checks

We conduct interviews primarily in person with a panel of assessors. For some positions, it may be possible to conduct the first interview virtually. The top candidates from the first interview will be invited back for a second interview before the final selection is made. If you are invited back to a second interview, you may be asked to provide three professional references. 

Job Offer & Pre-Employment Requirements  

Upon completion of the second interview, the hiring manager will choose the number one candidate based on the feedback from the interview panelists. The hiring manager will then prepare an offer and complete a Personnel Action Form, have it signed by the Town Manager, the Human Resource Manager and the Supervisor of the position. Human Resources will contact the chosen candidate, make a conditional offer, and answer any questions the candidate may still have about the position or the offer. The candidate will need to pass a Live Scan background check and, in some positions, pass a pre-employment physical and drug test before the offer is final. 


Prior to your first day of employment, you will be invited to complete a series of required documentation via an online platform. On your first day, you will meet with a member of human resources to finalize a few forms and you may be put in contact with a current employee who has volunteered to be your "buddy" to help you adjust to the Town's organizational culture and help answer any questions you may have during your first few months of employment.

Your supervisor will meet with you, show you to your work area, and go over your goals, objectives, and duties for your six-month probationary period. Information Technology staff will help you with your computer and phone and answer any questions you may have about office equipment. Your supervisor will introduce you to employees in your department as well as other employees in your building.

We want you to have a great start as a Town of Danville employee and wish you a successful career and experience with the Town!