|1. Can I Apply For A Position Anytime I Wish?|
|2. How Will I Know What Jobs I Am Qualified For And When To Apply?|
|3. How Do I Submit My Application?|
|4. What Does "Open Until Filled" Mean?|
|5. If I Have Previously Completed An Application, Will I Automatically Be Considered For Other Positions?|
|6. What Happens After I Submit My Application?|
|7. What Are The Steps Of The Selection Process?|
|8. What Should I Do If I Am Called For An Interview?|
|9. What Will The Interview Be Like?|
|10. What Happens After The Interview?|
|11. Does Human Resources Conduct The Selection Interviews?|
|1. Can I Apply For A Position Anytime I Wish?
The City of Huber Heights only accepts applications for open positions, that is, any position which has been announced and for which we are actively recruiting. Applications are not accepted unless the position is open and not expected to be filled from among current City employees. This is known as open recruitment.
|2. How Will I Know What Jobs I Am Qualified For And When To Apply?
Whenever a position becomes available for open recruitment, the City of Huber Heights Human Resources Department issues an announcement for the position. The job announcement contains a brief job description, a statement of the duties of the position, a description of the qualifications, experience and education which are required, including licenses, certifications, etc. A filing deadline appears on every job announcement. You must be certain your application is received in Human Resources by the filing deadline date and time. This means you must allow ample time if you are mailing your application; postmarks and facsimiles will not be accepted.
The best way to find out what positions the City of Huber Heights is recruiting for is the City website. Position announcements are also posted on the bulletin board outside the City Hall building at 6131 Taylorsville Road.
|3. How Do I Submit My Application?
The City of Huber Heights only accepts employment applications for jobs that are currently open on our Current Employment Opportunities page, applications received after the filling deadline will not be processed. You may obtain an application by clicking on the Employment Application link on the Current Employment Opportunities page. To use the online application simply fill it out online, or print, sign, and bring it in by hand or mail it to:City of Huber Heights,
Attn: Human Resources
6131 Taylorsville Road
Huber Heights, OH 45424
(All applications that are mailed in must be received by the Human Resources no later than the filling deadline indicated on the job announcement. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of a City of Huber Heights employment application; facsimiles and postmarks will not be accepted).
In order for your application to receive the consideration it deserves, it is very important that you fill out the application completely even if you attach a resume. Do not state "See Resume" when asked to describe your responsibilities and experience. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of information you provide on the application itself. Your resume will only be reviewed for clarification purposes. If you need more space to describe additional work experience relevant to the position, you may use an additional application form or continue on a separate sheet of paper using the same format. Occasionally, a Supplemental Questionnaire will be included with the application and will require you to more fully explain specific experience or qualifications. The Supplemental Questionnaire focuses on the key responsibilities of the position for which you are applying, and allows you to elaborate on your previous experience in areas of particular relevance to the job.
|4. What Does "Open Until Filled" Mean?
When this deadline-free approach is indicated on the job announcement, it means that the position will close without notice once a sufficient number of applications from qualified individuals have been received. If you intend to mail your application, call Human Resources first to be sure the position has not closed.
|5. If I Have Previously Completed An Application, Will I Automatically Be Considered For Other Positions?
No. You must submit a separate application for each position in which you are interested. You may submit a copy of your application if you prefer, but the copy must have an original signature. Your application is evaluated on how well your training and experience match the particular position for which you are applying. A "master" application might not do you justice in every case.
|6. What Happens After I Submit My Application?
You will receive written notification on the status of your application as quickly as possible, after the filing deadline. Each application is given careful review and consideration, and this takes time. Since the volume of applications we receive is generally large, the screening process can take several weeks. We realize it can be frustrating to feel you are on "hold," but please be patient and give us time to be thorough.
|7. What Are The Steps Of The Selection Process?
The steps of the selection process vary, depending upon the position. For example, an application screening and oral appraisal interview may be all that is required. On the other hand, you may be required to pass a written exam. A performance test may be required for a position requiring certain skills, such as typing or the operation of heavy equipment. Decisions about the selection process are made by the Department/Division Head and Human Resources when the position opens. Each job announcement will contain a description of the specific selection process that will be used for that specific open position.
|8. What Should I Do If I Am Called For An Interview?
Be certain that you know where and when to report and the position for which you are being considered. This is important if you have applied for more than one position. Be sure to obtain the name and telephone number of the person who contacted you for the interview, or save the letter if the arrangements were made by mail.
|9. What Will The Interview Be Like?
Generally, the interview is conducted by a team of employees. During your interview, you will be asked structured and situational questions to help the panelists understand your education and work experience as it relates to the position. The questions are designed to evaluate your qualifications as much as possible in the short amount of time available.
|10. What Happens After The Interview?
You will be notified by mail within two weeks of the results of your interview. If you have been successful, a conditional offer letter will be extended until all background checks and pre-employment testing is complete.
|11. Does Human Resources Conduct The Selection Interviews?
No. In fact, the Human Resources is often NOT involved in the final selection decision. The City's objective is obviously to hire the best person for the position. Human Resources recruits, screens, and tests applicants based upon requirements for the position in order to create a pool of eligible candidates for consideration. The supervisors or managers in the Department/Division where the vacancy actually exists then review this pool of candidates, evaluate each candidate's qualification for the particular job, and make a job offer.