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Tracking my application

  1. What is the status of my application?
  2. I've uploaded a new resumé / I've made a change to my application --- How do I resubmit to the hiring manager?
  3. Once I've submitted my application, when will I be contacted?
  4. How long does the application review process usually take?
  5. My "Application Status" hasn't changed yet. What does that mean?
  6. Who is the supervisor/hiring authority of the position for which I applied?
  7. Are all applicants interviewed?
  8. How many applicants apply for a position?
  9. What are the different kinds of application status?

1. What is the status of my application?

You can review the status of all your applications by logging into iRecruitment and reviewing the home page under the header "Jobs Applied For". You may need to click "Full List" if you have applied for many jobs. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to verify the status of individual applications.

2. I've uploaded a new resumé / I've made a change to my application --- How do I resubmit to the hiring manager?

iRecruitment is a real-time system. When the hiring manager reviews your application s/he will see everything that is in the system at that moment. If you update your application before the hiring manager reviews it, s/he will see your updates. Please note: The hiring manager could review your application at any time, and we will not send requests to hiring managers to review your updates. Please attempt to have your application up-to-date as soon as possible.

3. Once I've submitted my application, when will I be contacted?

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we will only contact applicants who are selected for an interview.  Please allow 1-6 weeks to be contacted or to see a change in your application status in iRecruitment.

4. How long does the application review process usually take?

The application review process can range from days to weeks depending on the need and urgency of the recruitment. Please keep an eye on your application status for updates.

5. My "Application Status" hasn't changed yet. What does that mean?

One of three things:

  1. The hiring manager has not yet reviewed your application.
  2. The hiring manager is waiting for more applicants before they review applications or begin interviews.
  3. The position has been filled and the system will be updated shortly.

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6. Who is the supervisor/hiring authority of the position for which I applied?

Clark County has hundreds of hiring managers managing hundreds of applicants. Because of this volume, we will not supply hiring manager contact information to applicants. This applies to specific jobs as well as requests for informational interviews or visits from out-of-state. We appreciate your understanding.

7. Are all applicants interviewed?

No. Supervisors review applicants and interview those who best match the requirements of the position.

8. How many applicants apply for a position?

The number of applicants who apply for a position varies from vacancy to vacancy and recruitment to recruitment. The average number of applicants for any one position is generally around 50. It is not uncommon, however, for us to receive over 100 applicants for one vacancy. Specialized positions, such as Public Health Nurse or Engineer III, may have fewer than 10 applicants. Keep in mind that the application process at Clark County is very competitive. Since many applicants hired into positions have qualifications that exceed the advertised minimum requirements, we recommend that you target those positions that most closely match your experience, education, and interest.

9. What are the different kinds of application status?

Application status definitions are as follows: (Please note, not all of these will apply to every recruitment.)

  • Active Application: Your application was submitted successfully, no action has been taken yet.
  • Eligibility Pool: You are in the eligibility pool and you may be referred for other openings. 
  • Eligible: You have met minimum qualifications and have been referred to the hiring manager for further screening. 
  • Eligible - Pending: You met the minimum qualifications and may receive further consideration if no selection is made from interviews currently underway.
  • Hired: An offer has been extended to you and you have accepted the offer.
  • Incomplete Application: You did not complete all the necessary information required for this recruitment and are no longer being considered.
  • Ineligible: You were ineligible to apply for this recruitment and your application materials will not be considered.
  • Moved to Next Recruitment: Your application materials were transfered to another recruitment.
  • No Show/No Response: You failed to show for a component of the recruitment process and therefore will not be considered. 
  • Not Selected: Your application is no longer being considered for the specific position. 
  • Recruitment Closed/No Hire: The recruitment has been cancelled and no further action will be taken.
  • Scheduled 2nd Oral Interview: You have been scheduled for a Second Oral Interview.
  • Scheduled Oral Interview: You have been scheduled for an Oral Interview.
  • Scheduled Written/Practical Exam: You have been scheduled to take a Written/Practical Exam.
  • Voluntarily Withdrew: You voluntarily withdrew from this recruitment and will no longer be considered.

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Clark County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County Human Resources: Francine Reis, Director
Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
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