Career Opportunities

Welcome to the City of McAllen's Online Jobs Portal!

You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link!

If you applied for a position with the City of McAllen before September 15, 2017 using the previous applicant system, you MUST set up a new account and profile. Your old account user-name and password will not work.  Applicants can continue to access their old information via, but in order to submit a new application they MUST create a new account in the new system. 

Background Checks

Any applicant selected for employment with the City of McAllen must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing, references, background checks and credential verification. Additionally, Employees in "Sensitive or High-Risk" positions are subject to interval criminal background checks and in accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Employees in CDL positions are subject to random drug testing.

*ATTENTION: Police Department Applicants*

Please read the following instructions carefully. All Police Department positions require two job applications. Failure to complete both job applications may result in disqualification.

Police Department Applicant Instructions:
1. Complete and submit the City of McAllen Online job application.
2. Complete and submit the McAllen Police Department Personal History Statement

Click here to download the McAllen Police Department Personal History Statement form.
Click Here to Download Police Department Application (pdf)

*ATTENTION: Applicants for Entry Level Police Officer and Firefighter Examination*

Please read the "Entrance Examination Notice" and fill out the "Preliminary Application" found on the following page:

City of McAllen Civil Service Commission