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As of October 1, 1992, the city of Richardson requires a pre-employment drug/alcohol test to be successfully passed prior to any job offer being finalized.

(Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986)

All city employees must comply with all federal government requirements. The City of Richardson participates in the Federal E-verify system of verifying identity and the right to work in the United States.

E-verify mandates that one of the items presented must be a picture ID.

To view those requirements click on PDF file INS Requirements.

In addition, The City of Richardson requires a valid Social Security Card or alternate I.D. to satisfy requirements for establishments of I.R.S. accounts.


Job descriptions represent the essential functions of positions and the requirements necessary to apply for a job. Job descriptions of vacant, posted positions are available for your review at the City of Richardson's Human Resources department or click here to view the Employment Opportunities page.  The Employment Opportunities page provides important information, links to the Job Posting (which also provides job descriptions for vacant, posted positions), and a link to Job Posting Notification page (for jobs not currently posted).



Criminal history checks are done on all newly hired employees. Applicants should truthfully answer all questions on the employment application regarding criminal history.

  • A criminal conviction does not disqualify you for most positions. What you were convicted of, and how long ago, are important.
  • Disclosure of probation or deferred adjudication will not disqualify you for most positions within the city of Richardson.

Disclosure of circumstances is a very important aspect of your application for employment.

Applicants who are selected for hire by the City of Richardson must authorize the City to conduct a criminal history records check. Refusal by an applicant to authorize a criminal history records check, will result in the applicant being disqualified for hire.


The City of Richardson does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, race, pregnancy, religion, sex, or veteran status, in employment or the provision of services.

If you require an accommodation to complete the application or test, please notify an employee of the Human Resources Department prior to completing the application or taking a test.

In order to be considered a qualified applicant, you will need to be able to perform all essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation(s).


Please consult our Driving Records file for specific requirements.

Last updated: 6/20/2012 2:55:58 PM