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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Where is Human Resources located?     

  2. Does the City of Wylie have any volunteer opportunities? 
     
  3. Where can I go for community service projects? 
     
  4. How do I find out about current job openings?  

  5. How often are new jobs posted? 
     
  6. How do I know if I am qualified for the job?  

  7. Can I submit just a resume? 
     
  8. Do I have to complete the entire application even if I attach my resume? 
     
  9. Can I fax an application for employment to the City of Wylie? 

  10. What benefits do employees of the City of Wylie enjoy?
     
  11. Who can I call to follow up on my application?
     
  12. Do you require any college credit for Patrol Officer positions? 
     
  13. Do I have to be certified already to apply for a Patrol Officer position? 
     
  14. Do I have to be certified already to apply for Firefighter?  

  15. Do I have to take a drug test to become an employee of the City? 
     
  16. How long does my application stay on file? 
     
  17. Where do I file for unemployment or find out about other jobs available besides the City of Wylie? 

  1. Where is Human Resources located?
    In the Municipal Complex at 300 Country Club Rd., Building 100, 3rd Floor, Wylie Tx 75098. 
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  2. Does the City of Wylie have any volunteer opportunities?
    We welcome volunteers in the following areas. Please contact the department for which you are interested.

    Smith Public Library 972-516-6250
    Peddicord Community Center 972-442-8119, Anthony Cook
    Animal Shelter 972-442-7394, Shelia Patton
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  3. Where can I go for community service projects?
    The City of Wylie does not specifically endorse or promote the following organizations; however, they provide community service opportunities for court mandated service in our area:

    Volunteer Center of Collin County 214-821-8711
    McKinney Volunteer Center 972-542-0679
    Plano Volunteer Office, City of Plano 972-941-7436
    Volunteers of America 817-529-7300
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  4. How do I find out about current job openings?
    You can visit the Job Postings section of this website or call 972-516-6040 to speak to our Human Resources department. 
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  5. How often are new jobs posted?
    Jobs are posted as soon as they become available. Most of our hiring is done in September and October when the new budget is approved and we add staff. 
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  6. How do I know if I am qualified for the job?
    Each position has a detailed description of the minimum qualifications for that job. Please carefully read those minimum qualifications to make sure your qualifications fit the City's needs. Our qualifications are set requirements that must be met. 
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  7. Can I submit just a resume?
    All applicants must complete an official City of Wylie application, either using a hard copy application picked up from City Hall or printed off of this website. How to Apply. 
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  8. Do I have to complete the entire application even if I attach my resume?
    Yes, incomplete applications may not be considered for employment. The more information you can provide us, the better we can assess your qualifications. Please include every job you have held, whether or not it is related to the position for which you are applying. 
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  9. Can I fax an application for employment to the City of Wylie?
    We prefer that you submit your application via email (jobs@wylietexas.gov), regular mail or in person. Applications can be dropped off to our HR staff between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Applications will only be accepted for current vacant positions. A separate application form is required for each position applied for.
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  10. What benefits do employees of the City of Wylie enjoy?
    Please see Benefits. 
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  11. Who can I call to follow up on my application? 
    Please note that many departments conduct their own interviews and candidate selection, so there may not be an update until the interview process has ended. 
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  12. Do you require any college credit for Patrol Officer positions?
    If presenting a GED in lieu of a high school diploma, TCLEOSE and the City of Wylie require a minimum of 12 hours of college. Those holding a high school diploma do not need any college credits. 
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  13. Do I have to be certified already to apply for a Patrol Officer position?
    No, the hiring process for Patrol Officers is very complicated and dependent on many factors related to the candidates. As long as you meet the minimum qualifications shown on the job description, anyone is permitted to apply. See Police Officer Qualifications
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  14. Do I have to be certified already to apply for Firefighter?
    For part-time positions, we require Texas Firefighter and a minimum of EMT-B certifications already. For full-time positions, we require Texas Firefighter and Paramedic certifications to apply. See Firefighter Qualifications
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  15. Do I have to take a drug test to become an employee of the City?
    Yes, we require a pre-employment drug test and non-invasive physical to be successfully passed prior to any job offer being final. Criminal history checks are also conducted and some jobs may require a full Personal History Statement and other pre-employment testing such as polygraph examinations. 
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  16. How long does my application stay on file?
    The City of Wylie maintains ?Job Files? for each open position. All applications for that position stay in that file for the time mandated by law, usually two years and then the job files are destroyed. If you would like to apply for a different position, you must complete another application. 
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  17. Where do I file for unemployment or find out about other jobs available besides the City of Wylie?
    The Texas Workforce Commission is a State agency that handles unemployment claims and may be contacted by calling 972-276-8361 (Garland Office) or any of their other locations. The TWC also maintains a job database. For exclusively municipal jobs, you can visit www.tml.org.
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City Of Wylie  |   300 Country Club Road  |   Wylie, Texas  75098  |   972.516.6000
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