FAQ

What positions am I qualified for?

You can review our job classifications, which list the requirements for each position. You can assess your education and employment background against these requirements and decide if you think you are qualified for the position.

What if I want to apply for a position that isn’t open?

You can review our listing of job classifications, and submit an on-line job interest form. Please note that we only accept interest cards online.

I already applied for one job; do I need to apply again if I’m interested in another job?

Yes, you need to submit a complete application for each position you are interested in. Each application is evaluated and scored separately based upon the specific recruitment.

Can I just submit a resume?

A resume is not accepted in lieu of an application. A resume may be attached to our required application material, but it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. Please note that our online application process will allow you to attach a resume, in addition to the required application material.

How often can I apply for a job?

You can apply for each position that you are interested in. If the job you apply for is posted open continuous, you can reapply every 90 days.

What is the application deadline for open and continuous recruitments?

Open and continuous recruitments are generally open for a month or more, but may close at any time with 3 days posted notice.

How will I know what’s going on with my application?

You will be notified by e-mail. Most candidates will receive just one notice, either a determination that you did not meet the qualifications for the position, or a score notice. Applicants selected to interview will receive a separate notice. Due to the volume of applications received for each job opening, and variations in the selection process being used for each job opening, notices may go out several weeks after the recruitment closing date. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide an accurate e-mail, and to notify the Human Resources Department of a change to their email address.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Clark County has established a set of requirements for each job classification that must be met in order to be considered for employment for that classification. Applicants who do not possess the minimum qualifications will not advance in the recruitment process.

How is my application scored?

For recruitments requiring a written examination, applicants may receive up to 100 points based upon their performance on the test. For recruitments requiring a supplemental assessment, or other similar testing mechanisms, applicants will receive a score of 50 points for meeting the minimum qualification requirements, and may receive up to 50 additional points based upon a rating of the assessment being used.

What is an eligible list?

All applicants who meet the requirements for the position, including passing any associated examination process are placed on the eligibility list for that classification, typically for a six-month period. Selected applicants from the eligibility list will be contacted to participate in the interview process.

How long will my name be on an eligible list?

Open eligibility lists typically remain active for six months. However, Human Resources may either cancel a list earlier than six months, or extend the use of list longer than six months.

How long does the recruitment process take?

Every recruitment is different. The process can take several weeks depending upon the number of applications received, and the complexity of the selection process.

Is there a probation period for new employees?

Yes, typically 1,040 hours worked, but no less than 520 hours worked and no more than 2080 hours worked.

Will Clark County sponsor me for a work visa?

Clark County does not sponsor work visas. Qualified applicants must be able to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Will I be considered for employment if I live out of state?

Yes. Please note Clark County does not pay for travel costs associated with interviews or examinations. Travel to our offices for examinations and interviews is at your own expense.