What are the hiring procedures for the County of Lake?

Application

Please complete the online employment application form and supplemental questionnaire for County of Lake job opportunities.  Only online applications are accepted.

Review the requirements on the job posting and list information on the application form about your experience, education and certifications that detail how you fulfill those requirements.  

 To Apply for a Job Posting - Click Here 

Return to the Job Opportunities page to apply for a job posting.  At the Job Opportunities page, click on the Open Job Postings.  At the Open Job Postings page (at the bottom of the screen), click on the Job Title that you want to apply for.  At the Job Title page, click on the Apply link (located under the job title and salary information on the right side of the screen) 

 

Applications must be received before 5pm on the closing date. 

All notices to applicants will be sent by e-mail.

Screening
All applications will be screened to see that the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting are satisfied. Applications that do not meet those qualifications will not be considered further.

In the event that a very large number of qualified applications are received, the screeners may further limit the number of applications by selecting more stringent criteria based on the job requirements. Applications will then be screened against these more stringent requirements, and those applications meeting these standards will continue in the selection process.

Testing
Some positions require written testing as part of the selection process. Qualified applicants will be invited to test on a particular date and time. Those applicants who take the test and pass will go on to the next phase of the selection process.

Oral Panel Interview
Most positions require participation in an oral panel interview as part of the selection process. Oral panels are generally composed of three panelists: a member of the hiring department/division; another County of Lake employee not from the same division; and a panelist not employed by the County of Lake. Qualifying applicants will be invited to interview on a particular day and will be asked to call for an interview time. Panelists will ask each of the applicants the same questions in the same order at each interview. Each panelist independently scores each applicant after the interview. The Human Resources Department collects and averages the scores of the three panelists to determine the applicant’s overall oral panel score.

Eligibility List
Those applicants who pass the required testing and/or panel interview become qualified candidates and have their names added to an Eligibility List for the position. Candidates are ranked by the method described in the job flyer – typically by the oral panel score, the written test score, or some combination of the two. Those candidates ranking in the top ten will have their names forwarded to the hiring department for consideration and possibly a departmental interview. The Eligibility List is also used for future hiring for that same position. The eligibility list is valid for six months.