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Equal Employment and Non-Discrimination Statement

The Town is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in employment and is committed to be free from such practices as discrimination, sexual harassment or any other undesirable conduct. The Town provides equal employment opportunity on the basis of fitness and job-related qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, disability, gender, age, or any other status protected by federal or state law, except where such criteria is a bonafide occupational qualification ("BFOQ"). There is no BFOQ for race. The Town of Front Royal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply for open positions.

Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

Front Royal maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace. To assist in achieving that goal, all prospective employees are required to submit to and pass a pre-employment, post-offer physical examination and drug screen, paid for by the Town of Front Royal. Only those employees required to hold a Commercial Driver’s License are subject to random drug and alcohol screens. This is in accordance with federal law. All employees are subject to drug and/or alcohol screens in the event of an accident (“post accident”) or if management has reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs (“reasonable suspicion”).

Separate Application for Each Position

Applicants must submit a completed Town of Front Royal application form for each position for which they are applying. Resumes are welcome; however a completed Town application is also required as there is information on the application that is generally not included in a resume. Applications may be picked up in person at the Town Administration Building or mailed or faxed upon request.

How To Apply For Employment

  • In Person. Applicants may pick up an application at the Town Administrative Building located at 102 E. Main St, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Town Business Office located across the street from Town Hall at 15 North Royal Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (holidays excluded).

  • By U.S. Mail. Applicants may request an application through the United States mail by contacting the Human Resources Department at (540)635-3929. All requests for applications must include a proper mailing address.

  • By Download. You may download an application from the "Download Forms" option of the Human Resources section. The form is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Returning Completed Applications


Unless otherwise instructed, completed and signed applications must be returned by 5 p.m. on the closing date listed on the job announcement. Completed applications can be returned utilizing one of the following methods:



  • In Person. Applications may be returned to the Human Resources Department located in Town Administrative Building at 102 E. Main St, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excludes holidays).

  • By U.S. Mail. Applications may be mailed to: Town of Front Royal, Human Resources Department, Post Office Box 1560, Front Royal, VA 22630.

  • By Facsimile. Applications may be faxed to the Human Resources Department at (540)631-9006. The application or fax must be signed and received by 5 p.m. prevailing time, on the closing date. An original application should also be returned to the Human Resources Department, either in person or via the U.S. Mail.


      If you have specific questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (540)635-3929, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (excludes holidays). The Human Resources Department is located on the Second Floor of the Front Royal Town Administrative Building, 102 E. Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Employment Selection Process

Unless otherwise instructed, completed and signed employment applications must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 5 p.m. prevailing time.

All applications received are reviewed by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the employing department. The Department Director of the employing department and other staff review the applications and determine who will be interviewed. There is no minimum or maximum limit to the number of applicants selected for a personal interview.

After interviews are completed, the Department Director forwards the ranking of the applicants to the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department prepares an “Offer of Employment” letter and forwards it to the Town Manager for his approval and signature. The Town Manager is the only person authorized to extend a bonafide job offer to anyone. Without the Town Manager’s express approval, no one may be employed. The “Offer of Employment” letter contains, at minimum, the following information: 1) the position title being offered, 2) the compensation offered, in hourly and/or annual rates, 3) the Department the position is assigned, and 4) other “terms and conditions.” Other “terms and conditions” will include, among other things, submitting to and passing a pre-employment, post-offer physical examination, drug screening and background check, paid by the Town. Certain positions will also be subject to a "Training Cost Reimbursement Agreement."

The employment process generally takes two to three weeks to complete after the closing date. All unsuccessful applicants are notified that a position has been filled by either a postcard or a first class letter, generally mailed on the day the new employee first reports for work.

Generally, prior to the first day of employment, the prospective employee is requested to report to the Town Administration Building for an orientation meeting with the Human Resources Director and to sign the required employment documents. Every new employee must present a document establishing identity, generally a valid driver’s license, and a document establishing employment eligibility, generally a social security card.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 March 2013 21:08 )