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Top 5 Tips for Applicants

Number 1

Ensure Your Application is Complete 

The information on your application is used to determine whether you qualify for a position as well as your salary, if hired. Make sure you enter all information on your application. While a resume may be requested, it will not be used to determine if your qualify. Supplemental questions are also used to gauge qualifications therefore, answer accurately and thoroughly.

Number 2

Before Submitting, Review Your Application and Attached Documents

Applications cannot be edited after submission. Review your application and other attached documents for grammatical and/or spelling errors. Also, be sure the correct requested documents are attached. 

Number 3

Check Your Employment Dates

Employment dates are used to calculate qualified experience and salary. You are required to enter at least one entry under employment history. Make sure to include the start and end date for each entry. If the entry is your current employer, you are not required to enter an end date. If you do not have any work experience, enter N/A in the required fields.  

Number 4

Include All Relevant Work Experience 

We consider related part time, full time, internship, and volunteer experience to determine qualifications. Please provide as much information as possible to show how you qualify for the position. Applications cannot be edited after submission. 

Number five

Determine Equivalent Experience

Use the following table to determine how your experience equivalency is calculated. 

Education Equivalency (Education + Experience)
Associate's High School + 2 years work experience.
Bachelor's  High School + 4 years work experience OR Associate’s degree + 2 years work experience.
Master's  Bachelor’s degree + 2 years work experience OR High School + 6 years work experience.

This chart only applies to positions with equivalency language in the minimum qualifications.

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