Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to fill out an application?

Yes, everyone who applies for a position with Lincoln County is required to submit an application.

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How can I obtain/submit a paper copy of the Lincoln County Application?

Lincoln County does not accept paper applications. 
 

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How do I print my application?

After you have submitted your application, you will see a link to 'Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted.' Select that option to print your application.

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I found a job that looks interesting! How do I apply for it?

All current openings are posted at www.co.lincoln.or.us/personnel.  To view positions posted  start by going to the Lincoln County Personnel page and click on the Job Opportunities link on the left side of the page. A separate application must be submitted for each available position for which you wish to apply. Applications must be received on the closing date of the job posting.  
 
When you first apply to a job posting in the Lincoln County on-line application process, you will need to establish an account, create a Username and Password, along with a reminder question to help you should you forget your password. 
 
We encourage you to complete each part of the application in detail. You can add additional work history and education as needed. Please start with the most recent experience/educational entry when prioritizing your information. Each time you input information, you will need to click on the 'Save and View Application' button. If the system is inactive over 60 minutes, it will automatically log you off.
 
Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position. Any applicant that requires additional assistance during the recruitment process should contact the Lincoln County Personnel office at (541) 265-4157 or at jobs@co.lincoln.or.us.

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If I don't have an e-mail address, what can I do?

If you do not already have an e-mail address, free e-mail accounts are available through a number of internet providers.  Lincoln County cannot endorse any particular provider, but examples of free e-mail providers include: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, and America Online.
 
Note: You cannot share e-mail addresses with anyone else.  Each individual applicant must have a unique Username and Password and e-mail address.

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If I have questions about job postings and the application process, what should I do?

For questions about specific job postings, contact Lincoln County Personnel at (541) 265-4157 or at jobs@co.lincoln.or.us.
 
For questions about the Lincoln County on-line application process access our online application guide and continue to read through the questions posted on this page.
 
If you are having technical difficulties using the system to apply for a job online, contact NeoGov during their business hours, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday at 1-888-636-4681.

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If I submitted an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

No, you must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. To ensure you will be considered for other positions, watch the Lincoln County Personnel website for available openings or complete an interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories or specific Job Classifications.

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Is this a secure site?

Users can be confident that they are enjoying the same level of trust and security used by all of the Top 40 Web sites and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Only authorized employees in the Personnel Department and authorized staff designated to review specific job openings will have access. Lincoln County does not share its database with other companies.

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What if I submit more than one copy of my application to the same announcement?

The most recent application received will be considered.  In other words if you apply on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Thursday application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and desired attributes of the position.  The Tuesday application will be electronically kept but inactive in our system and archived.

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How can I add additional employment or education entries?

Go to Applicant Login and enter your Username and Password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the 'Edit' link.
 
Click the 'Add Education' or 'Add Work Experience' links in each section. List education and/or work experience in chronological order, starting with most recent.  After each entry, click the 'Save and View Application' button.

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How can I review the status of a recruitment, my account or application?

To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, you can go to the Applicant Login, enter your Username and Password, and then click on the 'Application Status' tab. You will see a list of your applications and their status.

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How do I change my address, telephone, or e-mail information?

You will need to log into your account by using your Username and Password click on 'My Account' and then click on 'Edit Contact Information.'  This will update your master profile for any agency where you have submitted applications.

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How do I edit or delete the information on my online job application?

Go to Applicant Login and enter your Username and Password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the 'Edit' link.
 
Note:  This will not update the information you have on file for any jobs you have already applied for. 

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How do I know if I am qualified for this job?

You will know that you are qualified for the job posting if you  review the ‘Qualifications’ section of the job posting and find that your work experience and educational background meets or exceeds the requirements.
 
Your application materials, including your answers to the 'Supplemental Questions,' will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and how you meet the desired attributes for the position to which you have applied. Answers to questions about specific experiences must be supported in your work experience statements in the application form.  Only those individuals who most closely match the desired attributes will be invited to an interview.
 
If all the required information is not provided, your application will not be considered.

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How do I save my application?

You must click 'SAVE' to retain the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to clicking 'SAVE,' you will lose any information you entered after the last time you clicked 'SAVE.' If at any time you need to exit out of the application form, click the 'SAVE' button at the bottom of the form. You can return to your application later by logging into your account with your Username and Password. Do not click the 'Back' button on your browser prior to saving your application, or you will lose any information that you entered.
 
Certain information is required in order for an application to be complete. Required information is denoted with an asterisk (*).  The more information you provide, the easier it will be to evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications. Incomplete applications may be rejected so please be thorough. If you would like to include your resume as part of your application, it may be attached as a supplement, but it cannot replace any information required for the application. Please fill out each section of the application, and do not enter “see resume”.

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How long will it take to apply for a job?

On average, allow approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete your application.  After you complete the section labeled 'Agency Wide Questions,' you can either click the 'Save and Proceed' button to move to the next step of the application process or click the 'Save Work in Progress' button and complete at a later time.
 
Note:  You must click the 'Confirm' button at the end of the application on the posted close date to be considered for the job posting. Please allow plenty of time to apply online in case you have technical difficulties with your computer.  Our advice is to not wait until the last day to apply.

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How will I be contacted regarding the status of the position I applied for?

You will be contacted by a representative of Lincoln County Personnel by email and/or through the US Postal Service.  

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How will I know when Lincoln County is hiring for a specific job?

You may complete an interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories or specific Job Classifications.  When a position with that title is posted, you will receive notification at the e-mail address you provide. 

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I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?

No, once a closing date for a position has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered.  Please continue to visit the Lincoln County Personnel web site and apply for new jobs as they become available.  You may also want to complete an interest card to be automatically notified when a position in which you are interested in opens.  Interest cards are available by both Job Category and/or Job Classification.
 
Note:  Interest cards will not be sent out for internal job postings.

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I tried to create a new account but it says my e-mail address is already in use!

You may have already created a user account and applied for a job using that e-mail address.  If you don’t remember your Username and Password click on the 'I Forgot My User Name and/or Password' link, and it will e-mail you the information.  If you are not successful please call 1-888-NEOGOV1 and they will assist you.

Note:  Each individual applicant must have a unique Username and Password and e-mail address.

 

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Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the closing date for each position is listed on the job posting.  All application materials (including Veteran's Preference documentation) must be received by the posted close date.  Once a position closes, it will be removed from the web site and applications will not be accepted. 
 
Job Opportunities which have 'Continuous' or 'Open until filled' listed as the closing date will remain open until all positions have been filled.

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What if I am not chosen?

Vacancies are filled in a competitive process. If you are not chosen, it does not necessarily mean that there was something wrong with your application, or that you performed poorly during an interview (if selected for an interview). It simply means that someone else was selected who more closely meets our needs for the position. Continue to check our job openings for other jobs that interest you, and apply if you feel you are qualified.

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What if I do not have a computer?

If you know how to use a computer but don't have access to one you may:

  • Visit your local WorkSource Oregon Center for assistance and use of a public access computer;
  • Use a public access computer at any Public Library. Click the link to find a Public Library near you.
  • Lincoln County has a computer available in the lobby of the Personnel office at 210 SW 2nd St, Newport, Oregon to use for completing our on-line application process.
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What is an oral examination?

An oral examination is an interview.

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What is the Lincoln County on-line application system?

Lincoln County’s online application system will allow applicants to apply for open positions with Lincoln County electronically. This can be done from any computer with an internet connection. All current employment opportunities can be found at www.co.lincoln.or.us/personnel.

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What type of computer do I need to apply online?

You need access to a personal computer with a modern Web browser program and a connection to the Internet.

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Where do I begin?

Everything starts at the Lincoln County Personnel website. From this page, you can click on the Job Opportunities link on the left hand side of the page. There you will find all open job postings.  You should be able to find all the information you need to apply for a job from this page. Please pay special attention to the application instructions the job posting you are applying for to ensure your application materials are submitted timely and correctly.
 
To begin, you can either look for a job you are interested in and then click ‘Apply’ to set up your own user account, or you can start by creating your own account so that your profile is set up for when you find a job posting you would like to apply for.  Remember to keep a record of your Username and Password once you have set up your account. You will need your Username and Password to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application and when you access the on-line recruitment system; you will need to input this information in exactly as you created it.

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Who will see my application if I use the Lincoln County on-line application process?

Lincoln County takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server. Only the Personnel Department and designated staff who are authorized to review applications for specific job openings will have access. Lincoln County does not share its database with other companies. Certain information is kept confidential within the Personnel Department and is not shared with anyone. This would include information on EEO related questions such as sex and ethnicity.

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Will I be logged out automatically?

Yes. You will be logged-out automatically after 60 minutes of inactivity. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Be sure to click the 'Save Work in Progress' button frequently while working on your application and before you leave the computer for an extended period of time. 

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