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I submitted an application online. Why haven't I heard anything?
I applied for a Police Officer position. What are the next steps?
I applied for a Firefighter position. What are the next steps?
How do I apply for a job with the City of Franklin?
What is Title VI?
I want to apply for a job with the City of Franklin but there are no vacancies that I am interested in applying for. What should I do?

Q: I submitted an application online. Why haven't I heard anything?
A:
Once the deadline for application has passed, applications must be prescreened based on the minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are sent to the Department Director for their review. From these applicants, they select candidates to interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by telephone. After the interviews have been conducted, the Human Resources Department ranks candidates based on their education, experience, interview scores, and other relevant factors. Once a selection has been made and the selected candidate has been contacted, Human Resources will send e-mails to all applicants notifying them that the position has been filled, but their application will remain on file for six months.
Q: I applied for a Police Officer position. What are the next steps?
A:

Applications received for Police Officer are pre-screened based on the minimum qualifications. The most qualified candidates will be notified by e-mail that they are eligible to test for the position. The testing date is determined by the Police Chief and Human Resources Director. Applicants who are not able to test on that date or fail to show up will be disqualified. There are no make-up testing dates.

On testing day, candidates will first take a written exam that will be scored immediately upon completion. Candidates who pass the written exam will immediately take a physical agility test. Candidates who pass both the written test and physical agility test will be asked to interview. Out of state applicants will be accomodated by having both tests and the interview in the same day. Those that are in-state, the interview will be scheduled for the following week.

Candidates who interview will be ranked according to their application, veteran's status, written exam score, and oral interview score. These candidates will receive a letter via e-mail showing them their rank.

Once the Police Chief has selected a candidate, the Police Department will begin a thorough Background Check. Once the check is complete a job offer can be made. All offers are conditioned upon the candidate successfully passing a physical, drug screen, polygraph, and psycholgical exam.

Q: I applied for a Firefighter position. What are the next steps?
A:

Applications received for Firefighter are pre-screened based on the minimum qualifications. The most qualified candidates will be notified by e-mail that they are eligible to test for the position. The testing date is determined by the Fire Chief and Human Resources Director. Applicants who are not able to test on that date or fail to show up will be disqualified. There are no make-up testing dates.

On testing day, candidates will first take a written exam that will be scored immediately upon completion. Candidates who pass the written exam will immediately take a physical agility test. Candidates who pass both the written test and physical agility test will be asked to interview. Out of state applicants will be accomodated as best as possible by having both tests and the interview in the same day.


Candidates who interview will be ranked according to their application, veteran's status, written exam score, and oral interview score. These candidates will receive a letter via e-mail showing them their rank.

Once the Fire Chief has selected a candidate, the Human Resources Department will contact the candidate. All offers are conditioned upon the candidate successfully passing a physical, drug screen, polygraph, background check, and reference checks.

Q: How do I apply for a job with the City of Franklin?
A:
Applications are only accepted if there is a vacancy. Vacancies are posted online under Employment Opportunities . If you need assistance completing the application or have a  question regarding the application process, you may call 615-791-3216.
Q: What is Title VI?
A:

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act says,”No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” 42 U.S.C.§2000d Title VI covers all forms of federal aid except those federally funded contracts of insurance and guaranty. It does not cover employment, except where employment practices result in discrimination against program beneficiaries or where the purpose of federal assistance is to provide employment. Nor does it apply to discrimination based on age, sex, geographical locale or wealth.

Federal financial assistance means more than just money. It is also aid that enhances the ability to improve or expand allocation of a recipient’s own resources. Examples in the City of Franklin might include:

Training of employees (permits better use of the employer)
Grants and Loans, tax-exempt bonds
Property
Loan of Personnel
Tax incentives and tax-exempt status
Technical assistance, etc.

Title VI prohibits entities from denying an individual any service, financial aid, or other benefit because of race, color or national origin. It prohibits entities from providing a different service or benefit, or providing these in a different manner from those provided to others under the program.
Title VI prohibits segregation or separate treatment in any manner related to receiving program services or benefits. It prohibits entities from requiring different standards or conditions as prerequisites for serving individuals. Title VI encourages the participation of minorities as members of planning or advisory bodies for programs receiving federal funds. It prohibits discriminatory activity in a facility built in whole or part with Federal funds. It requires information and services to be provided in languages other than English when significant numbers of beneficiaries are of limited English speaking ability. Title VI requires entities to notify the respective population about applicable programs. It prohibits locating facilities in any way that would limit or impede access to a Federally funded service or benefit. And finally, Title VI requires assurance of nondiscrimination in purchasing of services.


Title VI does not apply to Federal assistance provided through insurance or guaranty contracts, (e.g. FHA loan insurance). It does not apply to employment, except where employment practices results in discrimination against program beneficiaries or where the purpose of the Federal assistance is to provide employment. Title VI does not provide relief for discrimination based on age, sex, geographical locale, or wealth. It does not apply to direct benefit programs such as Social Security. And finally, Title VI does not apply only to contracts and set-aside programs.

There are many forms of illegal discrimination based on race, color or national origin that can limit the opportunity of minorities to gain equal access to services and programs. Among other things, in operating a federally assisted program, a recipient cannot, on the basis of race, color or national origin, either directly or through contractual means: 

Deny program services, aids or benefits.
Provide a different service, aid, or benefit, or provide them in a manner different than they are provided to others.
Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the receipt of any service, aid, or benefit.

To ensure the broad, institution wide application of Title VI and other civil rights statutes Congress passed The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987. This act clarifies the definition of “programs and activities” covered by the nondiscrimination provisions of civil rights statutes. The revised definition states that discrimination is prohibited throughout an entire agency or institution, if any part of that agency or institution receives Federal financial assistance. Title VI applies to discrimination throughout an agency, not just to actions involving the federally assisted program. Therefore, if an agency receives any federal financial assistance for any program or activity the entire agency is required to comply with Title VI, not just that particular program. Example: If the Police Department Operations Division receives a federal grant to purchase laptop computers to put in Police cars, all divisions of the Police Department must be in compliance with Title VI rules and regulations.

Title VI is a mechanism that directs the federal financial assistance, which drives or promotes economic development. By legislative mandate, Title VI examines the following public policy issues:

Accessibility for all persons
Accountability in public funds expenditures
Construction
Disparate impact
Distribution of benefits and services
Economic empowerment
Employment and training
Environmental issues
Infrastructure development
Law Enforcement
Minority participation in decision making
Public-Private partnerships in part or whole with public funds
Site and location of facilities
Transportation

State and Local Government: Agency distributing federal assistance or entity distributing federal assistance to the state or local government entity.
Higher education: college, university, or other post-secondary institution
Local education agency or system of vocational education, or other school system
An entire corporation, partnership, or other private organization, or an entire sole proprietorship
The entire plant or private corporation or other organization which is a geographically separate facility to which federal financial assistance is extended.

Q: I want to apply for a job with the City of Franklin but there are no vacancies that I am interested in applying for. What should I do?
A:
The CIty of Franklin only accepts applications when there is a vacancy. If you do not see a vacancy you wish to apply for, please periodically check our website. The vacancies are usually posted for a minimum of two weeks.