Equal Opportunity & Veterans' Preference

Equal Opportunity

The City of Gainesville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a disability, who require special accommodations during the selection process, should notify the Human Resources/Organizational Development Department at 352.334.5077 or TDD/TTY at 352.334.2292.

 

Veterans Preference

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ Preference ensures that veterans and eligible persons are given consideration at each step of the selection process. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or other eligible person will be the candidate selected to fill the position. Section 295.07, Florida Statutes (F.S.) specifies who is eligible for Veterans’ Preference. State of Florida residency is not required for Veterans’ Preference.

The burden is on the applicant to provide all pertinent information. All applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must submit a DD Form 214 (member copy #4) or comparable discharge, separation or current reserve documentation that indicates the character of service as honorable. In addition, all applicants claiming Categories a, b, d, or e above must also furnish supporting documentation in accordance with the provisions of Rule 55A-7 Florida Administrative Code. All required documents must be submitted no later than the closing date of the job announcement.

If a position is Open Until Filled, your documentation must be submitted to Human Resources/Organizational Development by 6:00 p.m. within seven days of your application date.

If a qualified applicant claiming Veterans’ Preference believes he/she was not afforded employment preference, he/she may file a complaint with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference, P. O. Box 31003, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. A complaint must be filed within 21 days of the applicant receiving notice of the hiring decision made by the employing agency or within 3 months of the date the application is filed with the employer if no notice is given.