For Employees

Employee Benefits

The City of Norman offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs to benefit eligible employees.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical and Dental Plans
  • Wellness Program
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays
  • Generous Retirement Plan
  • Police & Fire Pension Systems
  • Life Insurance
  • Educational Tuition Assistance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program


Compensation & Classification

Employee Pay Plan

Personnel Manual & Union Contracts

AFSCME Contract

FOP Contract

IAFF Contract

Personnel Manual


Employee Assistance Program

A Confidential, Professional Helping Hand

Almost all of us, at one time or another, experience personal problems which may or may not affect our job performance.

Because the City of Norman values you personally, as well as professionally, we provide a comprehensive "Employee Assistance Program" – or EAP – to give you the help you need, when you need it.

No Problem Is Too Big… Or Too Small

EAP provides the services of a professional and experienced counselor who can help you identify the problem and, if necessary, refer you to the appropriate community resource for assistance. EAP can assist you in the following areas:

  • Marital
  • Family
  • Children
  • Financial/Legal
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Grief 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Any other personal/emotional problem

EAP is Totally Confidential

Your request for information or assistance, as well as any discussion between you and your counselor, will remain strictly confidential.

Nothing will be placed in your personnel file or discussed within the organization. Your use of the service will not affect your job.

EAP is Free

There is no charge for this importance service. Cost may be incurred if your counselor recommends outside help. Even then, your counselor will work with you to minimize your costs by locating a qualified referral source that may be covered in part or completely by insurance.

Taking advantage of EAP is easy

Help is waiting for you right now. For more information, please contact the Wellness Counseling Center at 405-329-8821. You, or an immediate family member, may take advantage of this service and be on the road to wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Human Resources Office located?

  • 201 West Gray, Building C
  • We are located in the Municipal Complex, located on Gray between Santa Fe and Webster.
  • Parking is located on the East side of Building C.

What are the Human Resources Department office hours?

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (open during the lunch hour)

What types of positions are available with the City of Norman?

  • Full-time permanent – includes fringe benefit package
  • Part-time permanent – includes partial fringe benefit package
  • Temporary – employees may work up to 1500 hours per calendar year
  • Seasonal – typically last through the summer months

How often do we advertise open jobs?

As they become available

Where do we advertise open jobs?

  • Strategic Government Resources (SGR)
  • Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC)
  • City Job Posting Page
  • Email blasts to local colleges, vo-techs, tribal agencies and more
  • The Oklahoman for special positions
  • OU Daily for special positions 
  • Norman Transcript for special positions
  • Facebook for special positions
  • LinkedIn for special positions

How can I apply for jobs?

  • Click the "Job Opportunities" link and select the title of the position you want to apply for, you will be able to read the job description and apply online.
  • Stop by the Human Resources office and apply online using one of our applicant computers.
  • If you need assistance in the application process, please let a Human Resources Staff member know your needs and every effort to make accommodations will be made for you.
  • Jobs listed with a stated deadline (normally ten business days), must have an application submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the deadline.
  • Jobs listed as “Open Recruitment” and will be posted until filled.

Do I have to apply in person?

No, you may apply online.  

How do I find out the minimum qualifications for positions?

Visit our City Job Opportunities web page.  All employment announcements will list the level of education and/or experience required for the position under the section titled "Minimum Qualifications".  Experience, education, training, skills and other abilities as well as specific position requirements and the prior employment history of the applicant will be considered in appraising individuals qualifications.  Applicants will be qualified based upon the information presented in the application.  Pre-application testing for certain positions may also be required, and this information will be used as part of the qualification process.

What documents do I need to apply for a position?

No documents are required for applying for a position unless otherwise stated in the job announcement.  On the employment application, you will need to list all of your past employment for the past ten (10) years, two (2) personal references and names/locations of any high school, technical school and colleges that you have attended.

If you are selected for an interview, copies of required certifications, registrations and/or licenses must be provided at that time.  Additionally, college transcripts are required at the time of an interview, if you want your post secondary courses/degrees to be considered in the selection process.

Do I need a resume?

No.  Resumes are not considered a part of the qualifying process; however, a resume may be attached as additional information to your completed City of Norman employment application.  Resumes may also be brought with you if you are selected for an interview.  A resume may also be helpful to you in completing the City of Norman employment application.

Does the HR Department accept faxed/emailed applications?

No, we do not have or accept hard copy applications. You must apply online.

How do I apply for jobs that are not advertised?

We do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications.  Additionally, applications are only accepted for positions that are currently posted.

How many jobs can I apply for?

You can apply for as many jobs as there are current openings; however, a separate and completed employment application is required for each position for which you are applying.

What are the requirements for the Police Officer position?

Requirements will be listed on the Job Opportunities Page when we have an active recruitment. Check to see if we are currently recruiting for the position of Police Officer, by checking our Job Postings on our City Job Opportunities Page or visit
If we are currently recruiting, follow the instructions on our job postings web page to apply for the position.
If we are not recruiting, sign up for our email notification system. We’ll email you every time a job opens and you won’t miss the position you are interested in!

What are the requirements for the Firefighter position?

Requirements will be listed on the Job Opportunities Page when we have an active recruitment. Check to see if we are currently recruiting for the position of Firefighter, by checking our Job Postings on our City Job Opportunities Page or by selecting the link below.
If we are currently recruiting, follow the instructions on our job postings web page to apply for the position.
If we are not recruiting, sign up for our email notification system. We’ll email you every time a job opens and you won’t miss the position you are interested in!

Job Posting - Norman Fire Department

How do I apply for Firefighter Recruit positions?

When the City of Norman begins its recruitment process, the job posting will be advertised in area newspapers, on our position vacancy bulletin board as well as the City of Norman’s Job Postings web page, at City Job Opportunities.  To learn about job openings as soon as they are posted, click here, to sign up for our email notification service to ensure that you will not miss a posting!

Our recruitment process starts submitting employment applications.  Applications are only accepted when the recruitment process begins.  So, once you see that our recruitment process has begun, you can apply online. In order to apply, you must meet our minimum qualifications.  Click here, to view the minimum qualifications for the position of Firefighter.

We will be conducting our own written and physical agility testing.  We will not be using EOC at this time.  So, in order to secure a testing date, you will have to keep an eye out for our recruitment of the position and apply online when you see it advertised!

When are seasonal jobs opened?

February to March every year.

Where can I get information on lifeguard certification?

Call Parks and Recreation at 405-447-5205

How do I obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)?

Contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at 405-425-2424.

What is the selection process?

After the closing date of the recruitment period, all applications are reviewed by the Human Resources Department.  Persons who do not meet the minimum requirements are notified by phone or email and removed from consideration.  The Human Resources Department refers the most qualified applicants for further consideration to the hiring supervisor.  The hiring department and Human Resources conduct the selection process which may include written tests, practical tests, physical agility tests, panel interviews, oral interviews, and assessment center exercises.  The hiring supervisor selects the applicant recommended for employment.  If you are selected, your offer of employment will be contingent upon passing the following:  criminal record, employment history and personal background checks, drug screen and a physical examination (if applicable).

Will I be interviewed as soon as I apply?

No.  You will be notified at a later date as to whether or not you have been selected for an interview.  (The exception to this may be temporary or seasonal positions, where the supervisor works in the same building.)

Will I be notified of the status of my application?

Yes, all applicants will be notified either by email or phone.  If an applicant is not selected for an interview, the applicant will receive notification by email.  If the applicant is selected for testing or for an interview, they will be contacted by email and/or phone.

How long does the hiring process take?

Every effort is made to reach a prompt decision.  The length of time depends on the number of applications received for the position and the nature of the position.  Normally, a decision will be made between 15 and 45 days after the job announcement has expired.

How long is my application kept on file?

If not chosen for the position you apply for, your application will be kept on file for one year.
We do not “reactivate” applications. If you wish to apply for another position, you must fill out a new application.

What are the reasons for application rejection?

Here are some of the common reasons for rejections.  (These reasons do not represent all of the reasons that applicants are not selected for positions.)

  • Application does not clearly show you have the necessary experience/training as stated on the job announcement.
  • Application does not show you have the minimum amount of education required.
  • Application is incomplete.

What benefits are offered?

See Employee Benefits above for information on our benefits.

How often does the City of Norman pay their employees?

The City of Norman’s has a bi-weekly pay period.  Employees are paid every other Friday.