Employment Process

As a potential applicant, you are about to participate in a series of events collectively called the employment process. Because the goal of the employment process is to obtain qualified candidates to fill District positions, examinations are generally administered to each applicant. These examinations are conducted in a variety of ways, yet they share a common purpose - to test applicants for knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. The employment process occurs in several stages which are described as follows:

Prospective employees must submit an application and other documents required as specified in the job posting by the closing date and time. Separate applications must be submitted for each job classification. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligibility list, or discharge from employment.

Applicants who meet the qualification standards are notified to take an examination or combination of examinations. Examination scores determine standing for the interview process. Interview scores determine standing on eligibility list.

Prior to starting work, prospective employees will be required to pass a medical examination, including laboratory testing and a drug screen as part of this pre-placement process. The examination is administered by St. Joseph's Occupational Health in Manteca at the expense of South San Joaquin Irrigation District. Candidates are cautioned not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed.

All new employees are required to sign various forms as related to District employment. All new employees hired by the District must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing documents required by the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.

All new employees serve a probationary period of twelve months of continuous service. If performance is not satisfactory, employee may be terminated without recourse.

If you have any questions regarding employment opportunities at SSJID please contact Donald Thornburg at (209) 249-4677, or dthornburg@ssjid.com.