Hiring Process

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All applications need to be submitted online before the posting deadline at Governmentjobs.com

If you have questions regarding your application status, please contact: 

  • Joan Schwarz - 952-496-8403 
  • Heather Gould - 952-496-8791
  • Melissa Van Winkle - 952-496-8178
  1. New Applicants
  2. Veterans Preference
  3. New Hires


After a posting has closed, Employee Relations reviews the applications based on the minimum qualifications of the position.

Selection Methods

Selection methods are job-related assessments designed to objectively measure knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a position. Rating methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Ratings of Training and Experience
  • Written Exams
  • Interviews
  • Supervisor/Managerial Testing
  • Group Presentations
  • Additional Testing

Applicants are rank-order listed based on the rating they receive. Names are listed on a document called an Eligible Register. From the Eligible Register we pull the top 25 names (plus ties) or the top scoring category of names and send application materials to the hiring supervisor for further consideration for hire. Eligible Registers can be used to fill further vacancies for up to two years.

Consideration for Hire

The names and application materials of the top candidates are provided to the hiring supervisor. The hiring supervisor will review and consider the application materials of all candidates forwarded to him/her. He/she will invite some or all of the candidates to participate in additional selection processes to determine who will be hired. Being forwarded to and considered by the hiring supervisor does not guarantee you will be interviewed.