City Services Building, 120 Main St. 3rd Floor
North Little Rock, AR 72114-2228
Phone: (501) 975-8855
Fax: (501) 975-8850
Job Line: (501) 975-3724
Frequently Asked Questions
Call the job-line at 1-501-396-0020. Announcements are posted in each department, advertised one time in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and mailed to various area social & government agencies. Applications are accepted for posted vacancies only.
Applications may be obtained in the Human Resources Department, 120 Main, 3rd Floor, and must be completed and returned by the closing date. A skills test and/or quiz to demonstrate or verify the required level of knowledge, skills & abilities may be administered. All offers of hire to City positions are conditioned on meeting drug test requirements and a job-related medical examination. AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK IS SEEKING QUALIFIED BLACK AND FEMALE APPLICANTS. The CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and, as such, does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, sex, age religion, national origin or disability.
Applications may be picked up and returned at any time during the year at the Training Division of the North Little Rock Police Department at 2400 Willow Street. Phone 501-812-5106. The Human Resources Department accepts applications only during the period that the testing announcement is posted publicly prior to the written exam date. Tests are administered semi-annually or more often if necessary, and consist of a written exam, physical agility test and an oral interview. Successful applicants are placed by the Civil Service Commission on a ranked, certified eligibility list and, as vacancies arise, names from the list are provided to the Police Department for the background investigation, medical and psychological exams and any other requirements. The list is certified by the Commission to be effective for six months from date of certification.
Applications may be picked up at Central Fire Station, 723 N. Maple Street any time during the year, Phone 501-340-5377. The Human Resources Department accepts applications only during the period that the testing announcement is posted publicly prior to the written exam date. Tests are administered semi-annually and consist of a written exam, physical agility test and an oral interview. Successful applicants are placed by the Civil Service Commission on a certified eligibility list and, as vacancies arise, names from the list are provided to the Fire Department for the completion of the background investigation, medical and psychological exams and any other requirements. The list is certified by the Commission to be effective for six months from date of certification.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Entry-level announcements of job vacancies are posted in the Human Resources Department, City Services Building, and in each department for 10 days prior to a closing or test date as vacancies occur or when there is a need to establish an eligible register for a particular position
Announcements for all entry-level job vacancies are distributed to local public employment agencies and local social and civic organizations to help the City of North Little Rock in its recruiting efforts. Entry-level vacancy announcements and test notices are also placed as advertisements in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at least seven (7) days prior to the deadline for accepting applications.
EXAMINATIONS: Examinations may consist of a written test, a performance test, an oral rating test, an evaluation of training and experience or a combination of any or all of these tests, as well as a physical examination, psychological examination, and drug screen.
ELIGIBILITY LIST: Candidates for certain positions, who have passed the written examination and/or other preliminary selection procedures are placed on an eligibility list for further consideration conditioned on passing any additional requirements. These may include one or more of the following: oral interview, background investigation, physical/psychological exams, drug screen.
CERTIFICATION: Positions classified as Civil Service require that all candidates successfully completing all selection requirements be certified by the Civil Service Commission. No appointment to a Civil Service position is complete until such time as the required period of probation has been served.
A probationary period of twelve months is required of each new employee before appointment is complete. A six-month period is required before promotion is complete.
HOLIDAYS: Eleven (11) paid holidays per year.
INSURANCE: Paid employee health insurance; 75% paid health insurance coverage for dependents; paid life insurance.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION: Workers Compensation Insurance coverage is provided for each employee for medical bills and work time lost due to on-the-job injuries.
LONGEVITY PAY: After completing a full year of employment with the City of North Little Rock, an employee is granted longevity pay at the rate of five (5) dollars per month times the number of years employed.VACATION:
|1 - 3 years service||Ten (10) Days Annually|
|3 - 10 years service||Fifteen (15) Days Annually|
|10 - 20 years service||Eighteen (18) Days Annually|
|Over 20 years service||Twenty-two (22) Days Annually|
Vacation accrual begins with date of hire with eligibility to use accrued vacation leave after six month's service. Vacation may be accumulated to a maximum of 30 days.
SICK LEAVE: All full-time, regular, non-uniformed employees earn twenty (20) sick leave days annually with unlimited accumulation.
DISCRETIONARY LEAVE: Employees with two or more years of continuous service on January 1 of each year shall be granted from 16 - 48 hours discretionary leave during that year, depending on length of service.
RETIREMENT PLAN: Mandatory and contributory, begins immediately.
** Benefits for Fire and Police and Non-Uniformed employees differ in several areas. For information on Police/Fire, contact the Recruiter in each Department.
City of North Little Rock