Application Process: Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my application for Civil Service Employment stay on file?

Once you create an application for Civil Service Employment in our online system, the information will stay in the system indefinitely. So that we may always have current and accurate credentials to consider and to refer to our hiring departments, we ask that you keep your application materials up-to-date with any changes in demographics, employment, and other pertinent information.

May I submit a resume with my application?

Yes, resumes may be submitted as a supplement to the application for Civil Service Employment, but may not replace the application. Transcripts, DD214 forms (or other veteran documents), and letters of reference should also be submitted at the time of application.

Should I tailor my application to the specific job for which I am applying?

No, we want to know your complete education and employment history and ask that you keep your application materials up-to-date with any changes to ensure we have the most current and accurate information. You will continue to use your online application for Civil Service Employment to apply for positions in which you are interested.

If my employment or demographic information has changed, how do I update my application?

To update your employment information, go to, click on the “Civil Service Application” page, and click on the “edit” button next to the “application for Civil Service Employment (Part 1)”. Make the necessary changes and save and submit the document.

I already have an application on file. How do I apply for an open vacancy?

Go to, click the “Jobs” link, and select the category you would like to search. If you find a vacancy in which you are interested, review the “Job Details” and click “Apply to Job” at the bottom of the page. You must complete and upload (if required) all applicable application materials specified in the “How to Apply” section on the “Job Details” page in order to be considered an applicant for the vacancy.

If you are on an active Civil Service classification  register, you will receive Interest Inquiry correspondence through email notifying you of an opening.  You are asked to respond to this inquiry indicating whether or not you are interested in the vacancy. If you are interested, your name will be applied.