Any person who makes application for employment with the city shall be required to consent to a background check and investigation which would allow the city to investigate and obtain information regarding the applicant’s educational background, employment history, character references, drug testing, civil and criminal history records from any criminal justice agency or department in any or all federal, state, county or municipal jurisdictions, driving records, birth records and other public records regarding the applicant. The applicant shall be required to sign a written authorization for such investigation on forms as provided by the city. The Commissioner with supervisory authority over the job or position for which applicant has applied or the City Council by a majority vote, or the Mayor shall be authorized to arrange for and conduct the necessary investigation of the applicant’s personal background as specified above.
(Ord. O-2015-15, passed 7-13-15)