Additional information about County testing, interviewing and hiring.
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations in the testing process should submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Background and Reference Checks
Prior to appointment, candidates must complete and pass pre-employment background and reference checks. Note: some departments and/or positions require more extensive background and reference checks than those listed below. Candidates shall be subject to the following checks, unless otherwise prohibited by law:
Change of Information
It is essential that you notify Human Resources of changes to your contact information. If you already have an online account, you may update your information online for future
applications you submit. This will not change the information on applications previously submitted. If you need
to update your information on an application already submitted, please complete a Change of Information Request.
New employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.
All employees must present a professional appearance in order to promote a positive image to customers consistent with the County’s Standards of Dress and Grooming Policy.
A list of qualified candidates is established in rank order of scores obtained during the examination process.
Candidates’ names will remain on the eligible list for a
period of at least six (6) months unless there is a significant change in the examination process.
The examination process includes the following steps:
Prior to employment, applicants are required to provide necessary documentation to verify proof of legal residence entitling them to work in the United States, as required by the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.
Interview and Selection
Referrals to hiring departments are made with priority given to candidates with the highest scores.
Factors such as location, shift, and special skills may be requested by a department. The top
candidates meeting the desired criteria will be referred. If a department is interested
in interviewing a referred candidate, they will contact the candidate directly by phone or letter. The hiring department
will interview at least three (3) candidates.
All employment offers are contingent upon fulfillment of established medical standards for the position. A post-offer, pre-employment physical examination, including drug and alcohol testing, is required. Some positions require a psychological evaluation. Failure to meet all medical standards may result in withdrawal of appointment or termination.
County employees must satisfactorily complete an established probationary period. Upon promotion, employees must complete a new probationary period.
There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job (title and level).
Some positions require travel throughout the County. Employees selected for such positions may be required to provide their own transportation and proof of insurance. Vehicle operators must maintain a valid driver's license.
Eligible veterans, and their spouse, or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your request on the application. Unless already on file with Human Resources, all documentation must be submitted by the recruitment filing deadline. For additional information, please refer to the Veterans' Preference Policy.
Veterans' preference points will be awarded based on the following criteria:
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