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Frequent Questions

Can I submit an application and resume to be kept on file?

With the exception of part‐time instructor or part time hourly ongoing positions, applications are accepted only for posted vacancies. The College does not maintain files of resumes for future notification. You are encouraged to monitor this site for employment opportunities and to apply for any position for which you might qualify.

How can I be sure that my application packet is complete?

Carefully read the “Application Procedure” section of the position vacancy announcement (Intent to Employ). You may contact Human Resources to find out if certain information has been received. Because the search committee determines whether an application packet is complete and/or if an applicant is qualified, Human Resources will not be able to provide you with that information. For application packets that are mailed, you may find it helpful to submit a self‐addressed, stamped postcard, which will be returned to you upon receipt of the packet.

What is the difference between a required qualification and a preferred qualification?

A required qualification is necessary to qualify for a position, and failure to substantiate each required qualification will prevent the possibility of an interview. Preferred qualifications are not necessary to qualify for a position but may be used to select from among the applicants.

How long does the search process take?

The search process usually takes at least one month from the application deadline to complete depending on various circumstances. However, depending on unforeseen circumstances, the search process may take longer.

How will I know the status of the search process?

The search committee will arrange an interview with each applicant who has a complete file and who meets the minimum qualifications for a position. Generally, these interviews occur within three weeks of the application deadline. The President/Appropriate Administrator will arrange an interview with each of the top three applicants recommended by the search committee. Once an offer of employment is extended and accepted, all unsuccessful applicants are notified by letter that the position has been filled. You may contact Human Resources for information concerning the status of the search.

What is “work experience verification?”

Neither a resume nor an application is appropriate verification of work experience. It is not our policy to contact current and/or previous employers to obtain employment verification. “Work experience verification in writing from your current and/or previous employer(s) confirming the required level of experience as stated in the “Minimum Qualifications” section. Verification should include dates of employment and position title(s). Upon request from the applicant, work experience verification from current employer only may be delayed until an official offer of employment. Request must be made in the form of a statement on a separate document. If applicant delays verification from current employer and it does not cover required level of experience as stated in the “Minimum Qualifications” section, verification from previous employer(s) is required. (For clarification, please contact Human Resources)”

I applied for a position previously and now I want to apply for a position you have posted now, can you copy my file that I have already submitted?

Once a position is filled, all application packets are filed. It is our suggestion, that each applicant keep a copy of any application packet that is submitted. Please keep a copy of work experience verifications and transcripts.