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Please see the El Cajon City Employment Opportunities page at:

This will provide information on open positions and allow online applications.

What is the Hiring Process?

*Note: Some steps do not apply to all positions

Step 1. Apply for the position - Click here for application information.

Step 2. Written Test

Step 3. Physical Abilities Test

Step 4. Qualifications Appraisal Interview(s)

Step 5. Personal History Statement (PHS)

Step 6. Pre-Investigative Questionnaire Interview (PIQ)

Step 7. Captain’s Interview

Step 8. Polygraph Exam

Step 9. Background Investigation

Step 10.  Background Approval

Step 11. Chief’s Interview

Step 12. Conditional Job Offer

Step 14. Psychological Examination

Step 14. Medical Examination

Step 15. Final Job Offer