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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Human Resources : FAQ

POSITION QUESTIONS:        
How do I know what positions are open?
What positions am I qualified for?
How do I apply for a position?
Where do I go to apply for a job with Clark County?
What if I want to apply for a position that isn’t open?

APPLICATION QUESTIONS:
How do I know my application was received?
What if I have trouble inputting my application online?
How many of my previous jobs should I put on my application?
Can I print a copy of my application if I apply online?
Should I call the Human Resource Office to get an update on my application?
I already applied for one job; do I need to apply again if I’m interested in another job?
Can I just submit a resume?
How often can I apply for a job?
Is there an application deadline?
What is the application deadline for open and continuous recruitments?
What if I miss the application deadline?
How can I submit my typing test or other required certification if I apply online?
I applied online. How do I submit my DD214?
How will I know what’s going on with my application?

SITUATIONAL QUESTIONS:
What if I don’t have a computer?
What if I don’t have an e-mail address? 
Where can I get a typing test?
Does Clark County have a residency requirement?

PROCESS QUESTIONS:
How does the application process work?
What are the minimum qualifications?
What is the selection process?
Can I appeal any part of the selection process?
What is the examination process?
What if I need an accommodation?
How is my application scored?
Can I get Veterans’ Preference?
What is an eligible list?
How long will my name be on an eligible list?
Will an eligible list be used for other Clark County departments?
How long does the recruitment process take?
What is the interview process?  
Will I get an interview?
How soon will I be notified of interview results?
Do I have to go through a background check prior to employment? 
Is a medical examination and/or a drug test required prior to employment?

MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS:
Is there a probation period for new employees?
Will I be considered for employment if I live out of state?
What type of employee benefits does Clark County offer?
Will Clark County sponsor me for a work visa?


ANSWERS:

Q.
How do I know what positions are open?

A. Check our current postings.

Q. What positions am I qualified for?
A. You can review our job classifications, which list the requirements for each position. You can assess your education and employment background against these requirements and decide if you think you are qualified for the position.

Q. How do I apply for a position?
A. Clark County Human Resources utilizes a user-friendly on-line application process. You may apply online for any current postings by clicking the Apply button and following the prompts. 

Q. Where do I go to apply for a job with Clark County?
A. You can apply anywhere you can use a computer with Internet access. Just visit our website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.

Q. What if I want to apply for a position that isn’t open?
A. You can review our listing of job classifications, and submit an on-line job interest form. Please note that we only accept interest cards online.

Q. How do I know my application was received?
A. When you have completed your entire application online and have clicked on the Confirm and Send button, the next screen will acknowledge that your application has been received.

Q. What if I have trouble inputting my application online?
A. There is an online Help option that can help facilitate your application process.

Q. How many of my previous jobs should I put on my application?
A. It is important that you show all your qualifying experience including any and all employment you have or had with Clark County. Qualifying experience is experience that meets the requirements as posted on each job announcement.

Q. Can I print a copy of my application if I apply online?
A. The online job application process will take you through five steps:  Job Application   Agency Wide Questionnaire   Supplemental Questionnaire   Confirm Application   Certify and Submit.  After completing Step #4, Confirm Application, you can print a copy of your application before you press Confirm & Send Your Application. 

Q. Should I call the Human Resources Office to get an update on my application?
A. The status of your application, scoring results, interview notification, testing dates and locations, or any other human resources related matter will be sent to you via e-mail.

Q. I already applied for one job; do I need to apply again if I’m interested in another job?
A. Yes, you need to submit a complete application for each position you are interested in. Each application is evaluated and scored separately based upon the specific recruitment.

Q. Can I just submit a resume?
A. A resume is not accepted in lieu of an application. A resume may be attached to our required application material, but it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. Please note that our online application process will allow you to attach a resume, in addition to the required application material.

Q. How often can I apply for a job?
A. You can apply for each position that you are interested in. If the job you apply for is posted open continuous, you can reapply every 90 days.

Q. Is there an application deadline?
A. Yes, each job posting shows a closing date. Applications must be received prior to close of business on that date.

Q. What is the application deadline for open and continuous recruitments?
A. Open and continuous recruitments are generally open for a month or more, but may close at any time with 3 days posted notice.

Q. What if I miss the application deadline?
A. Late applications will not be accepted, even if they are postmarked prior to the closing date. Check our website regularly and apply for new jobs as soon as they are posted to avoid missed deadlines.

Q. How can I submit my typing test or other required certification if I apply on-line?
A. You can FAX it to the Human Resources Department at (702) 455-2253, or mail it to Clark County Human Resources, PO Box 551791, Las Vegas, NV 89155-1791, by the recruitment closing date.

Q. I applied on-line. How do I submit my DD214?
A. You can FAX it to the Human Resources
Department at (702) 455-2253, or mail it to Clark County Human Resources, PO Box 551791, Las Vegas, NV 89155-1791, by the recruitment closing date.

Q. How will I know what’s going on with my application?
A. You will be notified by e-mail. Most candidates will receive just one notice, either a determination that you did not meet the qualifications for the position, or a score notice. Applicants selected to interview will receive a separate notice. Due to the volume of applications received for each job opening, and variations in the selection process being used for each job opening, notices may go out several weeks after the recruitment closing date. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide an accurate e-mail, and to notify the Human Resources Department of a change to their email address. 

Q. What if I don't have a computer?
A. You can use a computer with web access at many local agencies, including local libraries and community centers.

Q. What if I don’t have an e-mail address?
A. When you use our online application system, you can sign up for free e-mail with Hotmail, Yahoo!Mail, or Excite. It only takes a few minutes to set up an account, just follow the prompts.

Q. Where can I get a typing test?
A. Most employment agencies provide testing services, but prices may vary, so it is advisable to research several agencies before selecting one. Certificates must include a net word per minute score, the address and phone number of the agency, and the signature of the individual who administered the test. Certificates must also be dated within 12 months from application date.

Q.  Does Clark County have a residency requirement?
A.  Yes, permanent employees must maintain a principal place of residency within the boundaries of Clark County within 90 days of employment. Employees hired after January 1, 2009, will be required to provide proof of compliance with Nevada motor vehicle registration and drivers' license laws. (Ordinance No. 3881)

Q. How does the application process work?
A. Candidates must submit an employment application and a supplemental assessment (if indicated). The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete Clark County application package. If the application does not demonstrate that minimum employment requirements are met, the candidate will not move forward in the selection process. Additional information will not be accepted after the closing date. 

Q. What are the minimum qualifications?
A. Clark County has established a set of requirements for each job classification that must be met in order to be considered for employment for that classification. Applicants who do not possess the minimum qualifications will not advance in the recruitment process.

Q. What is the selection process?
A. Depending upon the recruitment you apply for, the selection process may consist of a review of the application, a supplemental assessment rating, a written examination, or other scoring mechanism, and finally, a hiring interview. 

Q. Can I appeal any part of the selection process?
A. Applicants may appeal their qualification status or the results of an examination by submitting a written request by mail, fax or email, to the Human Resources Department by 5 p.m. on the seventh calendar day of the notification date. The appeal should contain a statement of the facts upon which the appeal is based. Please note that only information included in your original application will be reviewed. 

Q. What is the examination process?
A. All recruitments for Clark County include a testing component. This may be a written examination, an oral examination, a practical examination, an assessment center, a supplemental assessment, a skills assessment, or other applicable skills measurement test. The examination process measures differences between applicants in the knowledge and skills areas needed for a job classification. Applicants are scored based upon their education, knowledge and skills relative to each particular position. This enables the department to interview and hire the most qualified applicants.

Q. What if I need an accommodation?
A. Requests for accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Department well in advance of the testing date. 

Q. How is my application scored?
A. For recruitments requiring a written examination, applicants may receive up to 100 points based upon their performance on the test. For recruitments requiring a supplemental assessment, or other similar testing mechanisms, applicants will receive a score of 50 points for meeting the minimum qualification requirements, and may receive up to 50 additional points based upon a rating of the assessment being used. 

Q. Can I get Veterans’ Preference?
A. Veterans will receive 5 preference points in addition to their overall score; disabled veterans will receive 10 preference points in addition to their overall score. A copy of a DD-214, documenting an honorable discharge must be included with the application. Additionally, disabled veterans must include a letter from the Veterans Administration verifying disabled status. Veterans’ preference may be used only for initial employment with Clark County. Former Clark County employees who were laid off and are recall eligible will receive Veteran's preference points for open and competitive recruitments only. 

Q. What is an eligible list?
A. All applicants who meet the requirements for the position, including passing any associated examination process are placed on the eligibility list for that classification, typically for a six-month period. Selected applicants from the eligibility list will be contacted to participate in the interview process.

Q. How long will my name be on the eligibility list?
A. Open eligibility lists typically remain active for six months. However, Human Resources may either cancel a list earlier than six months, or extend the use of list longer than six months.

Q. Will the eligibility list be used for other Clark County departments.
A. Any Clark County department may opt to use an eligibility list established by the Human Resources if it meets its recruitment needs. 

Q. How long does the recruitment process take?
A. Every recruitment is different. The process can take several weeks depending upon the number of applications received, and the complexity of the selection process.

Q. What is the interview process?
A. Selected applicants are notified, and directed to contact the hiring department to schedule an interview. An interview panel meets with the responding candidates evaluating them through a set of questions based on job-related requirements and departmental needs, and makes a recommendation for hire. Interviews are not scored. 

Q. Will I get an interview?
A. Applicants on eligible lists may be called to a hiring interview based upon their examination score and/or special skill requirements needed for the position (for example, typing, if it is required for the position). The Human Resources Department reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.

Q. How soon will I be notified of interview results?
A. Usually about two weeks after your interview.

Q. Do I have to go through a background check prior to employment?
A. Yes, employment with Clark County is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, and a criminal history check.

Q. Is a medical examination and/or a drug test required prior to employment?
A. For some job classifications, employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination, and/or a drug test. 

Q. Is there a probation period for new employees?
A. Yes, typically 1,040 hours worked, but no less than 520 hours worked and no more than 2080 hours worked.

Q. Will I be considered for employment if I live out of state?
A. Yes. Please note Clark County does not pay for travel costs associated with interviews or examinations. Travel to our offices for examinations and interviews is at your own expense.

Q. What type of employee benefits does Clark County offer?
A. You can view information on benefits, including health and retirement, from our benefit page.

Q. Will Clark County sponsor me for a work visa?
A. Clark County does not sponsor work visas. Qualified applicants must be able to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.