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Application Process FAQs

Pre-Employment Testing FAQs

First Day of Employment FAQs

  • What can I expect on my first day of employment with the City of Lakeland?

    You will participate in Onboarding to become familiar with City, the requirements of being a City of Lakeland employee, and the various benefits that you will receive.  This Onboarding experience will give you exposure to our City Management team and their expectations.

  • How do I know when my first day will be?

    During the pre-employment process you will meet with Human Resource to complete your new hire paperwork.  At this time, you will be provided a tentative start date that is contingent upon your successful completion of the drug test, criminal background investigation, motor vehicle report, physical, and successful completion of the I9 (proof that you are eligible to work in the United States).  This date will be confirmed with you once all requirements are met.

  • Where do I report on my first day?

    You will report at 7:30am on your first day to the City of Lakeland Training/Assessment Center.  This is located at 989 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801.  During the first part of the day you will meet with your supervisor/manager and they will provide you with your schedule and reporting locations for your work assignment.

  • Do I need to pack a lunch on my first day of employment?

    No, you will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch on your first day of employment.