We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, age, pregnancy and childbirth, military status, sexual orientation and gender identity, or other legally protected class that is not related to ability to perform essential job functions. We welcome you as an applicant for employment.

Candidate's Profile

Welcome to WAVE - Web Application for Virginia Beach Employment

We appreciate your interest in a career opportunity with the City of Virginia Beach.

Please read the following Organizational Values of the City of Virginia Beach before searching postings. If you can live by these values, a position with the City of Virginia Beach may be a good match for you.

Organizational Values - A Guide to Quality Performance

Our organization is based upon a belief in the democratic process of government. This belief provides meaningful ways for citizens, representing the diversity of our community, to contribute to the development of public policy. This process is enhanced by our organizational values, which guide our performance. The values define our desired organizational culture and quality of work life.

QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE: Service to customers is the fundamental reason the City of Virginia Beach Municipal Government exists.

TEAMWORK: Organizational goals are attained when members and customers work together.

LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING: Learning at every level of the organization creates opportunities for leadership experience and for members to continuously expand our capacity to create a quality organization.

INTEGRITY: Integrity creates the trust essential to Quality Service and long-term personal and organizational growth.

COMMITMENT: Commitment is the necessary mechanism enabling members to focus on behavior on attaining organizational goals.

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: Members value and respect our similarities and differences to encourage and fully utilize our human potential, and to foster a culture of openness, engagement and respect for all.


Before You Get Started:

To create your profile please complete the form below. Fields marked with a red asterisk * are required. When you have finished click Submit at the bottom of this form.

If you need a reasonable accommodation or assistance to use the on-line application system, please contact the Applicant Office at (757)385-4157.

Updates regarding recruitment processes will only be sent via email, so please check your email often. Our office does not send out paper mailings, but will notify via email all candidates of their status.


Caution! Using the back button while completing your profile will cause you to lose all your information. If you receive an error message, simply scroll down to correct the error. DO NOT USE THE BACK BUTTON.

After entering information in a field, use the TAB button to move to the next field.  Do NOT use the ENTER/Return key to move to the next field, as error messages will occur, advising you that your application is incomplete.

This page will time out after 2 hours of non-activity. If your profile has not been submitted by that time, all information will be lost.

Please note that older versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible with this application and may result in difficulties.  Please use an updated browser like the current version of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.

Important: Please fill out this profile as completely and clearly as possible. The application is the required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application, and statements such as “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of detailed job duties in the description field. Fields left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete.

If you are applying for more than one position, one application must be completed for each open position. At time of hire, you may be required to submit verification of previous employment, education, military service, or any other statements on this application. Any material misrepresented may be grounds for termination of employment or ineligibility. Please answer all questions fully and accurately. Your responses to any supplemental questions must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. Volunteer experience can also be indicated in the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit.

Once submitted, updates can only be made to your personal information such as name, contact information and availability.

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Personal Information


Additional Information

  1. Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States?

Please be advised that after acceptance of employment you will be required to submit proof of your identity and legal right to work in the United States.

  1. Have you ever been, or are you currently, employed by the City of Virginia Beach?  If Yes, please list the department and dates of your employment.


  1. Is any member of your family currently employed with the City of Virginia Beach?  If Yes, give name, relationship, department, and position.

If yes, provide family member name, relationship, department and position.


  1. What date would you be available to begin work? A retiring employee must experience a bona fide break in service of at least one calendar month prior to any return to work.

Education History Information

In the section below, please be sure to include any education and training you have. Begin with your most recent and list each one separately.

Education History:


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Please list your job-related licenses or certifications in the sections below.  (Examples: CPR, First Aid, Life Guard, CPA, PE, Pesticide Applicator, Drivers License, etc.)


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Driver's License Information


Employment History Information

In this section, be sure to describe your work history accounting for any gaps in employment. Begin with your most recent job or assignment first and list each job/gap in employment separately. If you do not have a work history, please enter N/A or today's date in the required fields.

Employment History:

Job Duties (Be Specific)

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Volunteer History:


Volunteer Duties (Be Specific)

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Computer Skills

Please list your computer skills, being specific with regard to applications and technology.  Examples may include Word Processing (WordPerfect, MS Word, Works); Spreadsheet (QuattroPro, Excel); Database (Access, FoxPro), E-mail (Outlook, Groupwise), Programming (SQL, Java, C++), PowerPoint, Presentation, Publisher, etc.

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Your resume, cover letter, and other attachments can be uploaded in any of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF, TXT, HTML.

A resume, while strongly encouraged, is not a substitute for this application unless otherwise noted in the job posting.

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