Human Resources Department FAQs
Job openings are listed on the Job Postings Page.
No. We only accept applications and/or resumes for open posted positions.
Yes. You must submit a separate application for each posted position in which you are interested.
No. Because of the volume of applications we receive, and the need for current information, we do not keep applications and resumes on file. Even if you applied for the exact same job recently, you will need to submit a new application and/or resume.
Most job postings include a closing date when applications will no longer be accepted. After the closing date, the Human Resources Specialist recruiting for the position will screen applicants for the minimum qualifications and then review qualified applicants with the department hiring manager. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the department's needs for the position will then be contacted for testing and/or interviews. The process may take 2-3 weeks from closing date to scheduling of testing and/or interviews depending on the number of applications received and other factors. Only candidates selected for testing and/or interviews will be contacted.
Due to the volume of applications we receive and our available resources, only those candidates selected for testing and/or interviews are contacted. For most positions, we receive over 100 applications and some positions have exceeded 300 applications. Consequently, it is not feasible to notify everyone who applies.
Unfortunately no. Due to available resources and the volume of applications we receive, it is not feasible to give every qualified candidate an opportunity to test and/or interview. Departments only select those candidates they feel are the best qualified and most closely meet the needs of the position.
This means that applications will continue to be accepted for the position until a suitable candidate is selected and accepts an offer of employment. For these positions, it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible since applications are reviewed as soon as they are received and the vacancy may close without any advanced notice. Depending on the needs of the position and the qualifications of those applying, these positions may take more than 4 weeks before candidates are contacted for testing and/or interviews.
Individuals needing disability-related accommodations for testing or interviews should request them in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at (815) 987-5580.
No. All applications and resumes must be submitted to the Human Resources Department for consideration via the online application program. Applications and resumes received by the departments are forwarded to Human Resources for review. Submitting your application directly to the department could cause a delay with it being submitted in a timely manner and may cause your application to be considered late and therefore not accepted.
The Human Resources Department is located at City Hall, 1st Floor, 425 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104.
Page last updated: 10/22/2015 8:38:37 AM