For the most part, Working for a City, County, water district, etc. is exactly like working for any private sector employer. You apply with a resume, you interview, and you have the job. The public sector has a few more steps that you do not see in the private sector. This guide describes those measures and will highlight and then touch on what happens once you are hired.
- Job Announcement:
- Recruitment and Selection:
- Salary and Benefits:
This is the Advertisement which you see in the paper, on the world wide web, or in a different advertisement. Within the announcement you will discover education/experience requirements, salary range, job description, the position title, and final date. And, the majority of the time, you discover the name, phone, address of the recruiter that is assigned. It is okay to contact this individual.
Recruitment and Selection:
Recruitment and Selection are two phases that a hirer will use to fill a position that is vacate.
Recruitment: The recruiting Government Jobs have a vacancy and market the recruitment through their site’s jobs available page, paper, etc. You need to be certain that you submit all the requirements of the job announcement. This entails the job application, resume, references, and certificates that are related or attachments required.
Selection Phase of this process: Selection. This is where the meat and potatoes occur. Once your application is filed and approved to proceed you can expect a few things to happen:
1st Interview: This is the first experience with the agency. The vast majority of the time will consist and typically you are applying for. By way of instance, if you applied for a Management Analyst position your panel will include Supervising Management Advisors Management Advisors or Assistant to the City Manager positions. The questions will focus on very wide background questions, yet 1-3 queries will probably focus on something special about that agency: funding, department targets, etc.
2nd Interview: This is a really good step. If you make it past the first level another interview wills probably is the last hiring interview with the board comprising people working within that agency. This interview is going to be specific, focusing on skills, your own knowledge, and abilities, and how they can help City or the Department.
Background Check / Physical: Congrats! You were just offered a tentative offer of employment pending the successful completion of a background check and bodily.