Frequently Asked Questions about Employment

Common Questions and Answers

Author: Human Resources Staff/Monday, January 28, 2013/Categories: Apply for a Job , Employment Opportunities

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How will my application be processed?

See the explanation under Application Process.

Can I apply for more than one position at the same time?
You may apply for any position for which you meet the minimum qualifications, assuming there are positions available (current postings). There is a section on the application that asks which positions you are applying for. This is the section to complete for any and all positions you are interested in.

How are job openings advertised?
Job postings are advertised on this website, the County of Will website (willcountyillinois.com), they are sent to the Will County Workforce Services, and the Spanish Center. They are also placed on the posting boards in the Health Department building, the posting board at the Will County Office building, at the Warren Sharpe Center, at bulletin boards at each Will County Health Department branch office location, and occasionally in the Herald News, the Weekly Times, and the El Conquistador newspapers.

Can I just FAX or send in my resume instead of completing an application?
You may upload a resume for consideration for a position at the time you complete the online application.

What types of positions might be available?
The Will County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers non-professional, paraprofessional, and professional positions. There are both union and non-represented staff. The union, or represented staff, are AFSCME members under a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Employees are also expected to adhere to The Employee Handbook & Work Rules Manual, as well as policy and procedures stated in several other Departmental documents.

How can I check on the status of my application?

Our postings are advertised for at least 10 days, and postings are kept active until the position is filled. If you have applied for a postiion, please allow at least two weeks before you inquire about the status of your application. Forward your inquiry to cslazar@willcountyhealth.org. Only those applicants that meet the minimum qualifications for the position to which they applied will be considered.

Is there a system in place that gives preference to certain applicants?

The majority of our workforce operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement, so qualified candidates that apply for positions internally are considered first, as required by the union contract. You may have to apply for a postion several times before an opening occurs taht will allow outside candidates to be considered.

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