Hiring Process


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
  • Role Play Scenarios
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.

Job Posting Status

The recruitment process typically takes four to six weeks from the time a position is posted until it has been filled. To view the job posting status for a position you applied for visit the Job Postings page and select Access Your Account to sign in. Much of the communication regarding the recruitment process is done via email, so be sure to monitor your spam folder.

                                          Scott County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.