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The City has a user-friendly online application process - using NeoGov. You may apply online for any current postings by clicking the Apply button at the top of the job posting and following the prompts. You will create an application that you can review and edit each time you apply for a job.
No, you may not submit a resume alone. You do need to fill out an application. All blanks on the application must be filled out completely. “See Resume” responses are not acceptable.
When you submit your application electronically, you will receive an email confirmation upon submission. To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, go to Government Jobs, and log in with your user ID and password. Then click on the "Application Status" tab. You will see your submitted applications listed there.
If you do not have a computer or internet access, you may consider the following options:
1. Use a computer at the local library.
2. Use a computer at The Dane County Job Center is located at 1819 Aberg Ave. in Madison.
It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete your application. If you need to interrupt your application, be sure to "Save Work in Progress" button and complete it at a later time.
Depending upon the recruitment you apply for, the selection process may consist of a review of the application, a supplemental assessment rating, a written examination, or other scoring mechanism, and finally, a hiring interview.
Requests for accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Department well in advance of the interview and/or testing date.
The City does not begin the background check until an offer of employment is made and the candidate has accepted the contingent offer. A driving record check will also be conducted if the position requires driving. Some positions are subject to a pre-employment drug test and additional medical testing.
Every recruitment is different. The process can take several weeks, or even months, depending upon the number of applications received and the complexity of the selection process.