The City does not begin the background check until a offer of employment is made and the candidate has accepted the contingent offer. All employees of the City of Fitchburg must successfully pass a pre-employment background check which will include a criminal history check and verification of employment history, education, licenses, and references. The City uses the job relatedness test so please note a criminal charge on a candidate’s background is not an immediate disqualifier by any means. If the position requires driving, a driving record check will also be conducted. Some positions are subject to a pre-employment drug test and additional medical testing.