Additional Applicant Information
- Applications are only accepted for current vacancies.
- Positions are posted as they are approved. Positions are generally open for a minimum of two (2) weeks unless otherwise posted. Current job vacancies are posted in the lobby of the Human Resources Department and posted on HRD's main webpage.
- Applications may be submitted to the Human Resources Department in person, by fax, by mail or by e-mail.
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- Resumes are welcome as a supplement to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Additional paperwork and/or documentation may be required during the interview or during the hiring process.
- Applications and all supplemental materials submitted become the property of Henderson County and cannot be returned or copied.
- If a closing date is included in the job announcement, applications must be received by the Human Resources Department BEFORE 5:00 p.m. on that closing date. Applications received after 5:00 p.m. of the closing date are not eligible for consideration. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before the closing date.
- The Henderson County Sheriff's Office, Department of Social Services and Department of Public Health advertise their own vacancies and process their own employment applications. If you are interested in a position with any of these offices, you will need to contact them directly.
COMPLETING AN APPLICATION:
- Review the education and experience requirements for each position. These are minimum standards that applicants must meet or exceed to be given consideration for employment.
- If applying for more than one open position, you should list the title of all open positions you wish to be considered for in the appropriate section on your application.
- Incomplete applications will not be referred to the hiring department. Answer all questions and complete all sections of the application form. You must give complete information on the application (“See Resume” is not acceptable).
- You must indicate if you have ever been convicted of any crime. Violations must be explained (offense, date of conviction, disposition, and circumstances) on a separate sheet of paper attached to the application.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
- Applications are processed in the Human Resources Department then forwarded to the hiring department.
- After the application deadline date, the hiring department reviews the applications and selects those applicants to be interviewed.
- The period of time it takes to hire someone can be impacted by several factors; the number of applications received, the number of job openings within the hiring department, the workload of the department, holidays, supervisor and department head schedules and any unexpected events.
- After an offer of employment is made, the applicant will be required to submit to a Drug Screening procedure for the purpose of screening for the presence of illegal drugs or an abusive level of prescribed medication. An applicant may also be required to submit to a background, driver's history and/or credit check. Unsatisfactory results will result in the conditional offer of employment being withdrawn.
- The successful candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
- New employees serve a minimum six (6) month probationary period.
- After the position is filled, all applicants will receive notification that the selection process is completed.
- Applications are considered active for six (6) months from the application date. During that time, an applicant does not have to complete another application unless the information on his/her application changes. To be considered for additional job openings, the applicant may simply notify the Human Resources Department of his/her name and the advertised opening they wish to apply for. After six (6) months, an applicant must submit a new application.
HENDERSON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT
- Persons with disabilities should notify the Human Resources Department and request accommodations during the application and selection process, if necessary.
- Henderson County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for job openings are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, national origin, or age as provided by law.
- In compliance with the Americans' with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Henderson County prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and protects qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits and other aspects of employment. The law also requires that covered entities provide qualified applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship.
- In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Henderson County employs only those individuals who are United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete a verification form and provide documentation of employment eligibility and identity. The County verifies legal employment eligiblity status through E-Verify.
- As a condition of employment, State law requires male applicants who are between the ages of 18 and 26 to certify that they have registered for the military service to be eligible fo remployment