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Human Resources

Human Resources

Potential Employees

How do I apply for a job?

Union County offers an online job application hosted by GovernmentJobs.com that provides a convenient way to submit employment applications. Through the site, you will be able to create a username and password for your personal account. Once your account is created, the online employment application can be completed by clicking the Create Application link. The completed application is then on file for you to resubmit for additional or future position postings. This is a secure site. Only authorized Union County staff members have access to information you submit.

If you have already created your personal account, you can login to access the application(s) and information previously used to apply for employment with Union County.

Online applications are only accepted for current posted positions. An application must be submitted for each position for which you wish to apply. Once your initial application is created, the information will copy into subsequent applications. You may update and revise information as necessary prior to each application submission.

There is no application to download! If you require an accommodation or wish to submit a paper application package, please contact Human Resources at 704-283-3818 or by email at hrhelp@unioncountync.gov during our business hours from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Union County is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Drug Free Workplace Employer. Equal employment opportunities are allowed without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age or non-disqualifying handicap.

Union County provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities when appropriate. If you think you may need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, hiring, or testing process, please contact Human Resources at 704-283-3818 or by email at hrhelp@unioncountync.gov.

What should I make sure to do during and after the application process?

  • All sections of the employment application must be completed at the time of submission. Employment applications that are not fully complete when submitted will not move forward in the review process.
  • Please account for your entire work history. It is important that your application shows all education and experience you possess. If you have held more than one job with an employer, please list each job separately. Be sure to include explanations for any gaps in employment.
  • Applicants are selected for an interview and/or testing based on information supplied on the employment application and supplemental questions section. Review your application for accuracy including capitalization, grammar, punctuation and spelling before you submit.
  • A resume may be submitted in addition to the employment application by simply copying and pasting it into the designated area or by attaching an electronic copy. A resume may not be submitted in lieu of the employment application. Do NOT substitute any part of the application form with the words "See Resume." If a resume is provided, be sure the information matches the information supplied on your application. Discrepancies between these items may prevent your application from receiving further consideration.
  • Provide no fewer than three references.
  • Read and answer the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) carefully. Responses to the supplemental questions will be used in the selection process. Neatness, clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and ability to follow instructions will be considered in evaluating your responses.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:00 p.m. on the closing date identified for each posted position.
  • Remember, your application package is our first impression of you. Take the time to submit it completely and accurately

Only fully and correctly completed applications will receive further consideration. Applications with incomplete work history or with multiple grammar, spelling or punctuation errors will not move on in the review process.

Recruitment notifications and correspondence are sent via email. Please monitor your email account on a regular basis for any communications related to the status of your application(s). If your email account has a Spam blocker activated, it may reject our notifications as an unrecognized email address.

Job Application FAQs

What if I do not have a computer?
Computers and free internet access are available for you to apply for County positions. Locations available include Union County Public Library branches or the Union County Human Resources Office located in Suite 130 on the first floor of the Government Center. You may also apply for County positions at the Employment Security Commission.

Am I required to submit a separate application for each position I want to apply for, or may I submit only one and be considered for all positions for which I am eligible?
You must submit a separate online application for each position for which you would like to be considered.

Can I be automatically notified of vacancy announcements?
Yes. You can fill out a job interest card for any position you are interested in under the Position Descriptions link.

How will I be notified if I am to be interviewed?
The hiring manager from the department will contact you to arrange an interview, if applicable.

I have forgotten my password for my online account. How can I log in to my account?
If you have forgotten your login password, you can click on the “I Forgot My Password” link, enter your email address and then click the “send” button. Your user ID and password will be emailed to you. Union County does not have access to applicant passwords and user accounts. For assistance with your user ID or password, you may contact GovernmentJobs.com at 1-877-204-4442 or support@neogov.com.

How are applications assessed?
All applicants are assessed relative to the qualifications listed on the job posting. Only those applicants who meet the stated qualifications and fully complete the employment application are eligible for further consideration. If a pre-employment test is required, you will be contacted for an appointment. Meeting the minimum qualifications of the posting does not automatically mean that you will be referred for the position posted as all applicants are assessed on a competitive basis.

Do I have to be a Union County resident or US Citizen to become employed by Union County?
Union County residency is not required. Non-US citizens must be able to work legally in this country and present documents verifying immigration status.

How often are new positions posted on the Union County website?
New positions are posted as they become available, usually several times a week. If you do not want to miss out on the latest postings, we suggest that you check our website weekly or fill out a job interest card.

How long do employment opportunities remains posted on the site?
Job postings remain on the site until the closing date which is at least five business days from the date of issue.

What does it mean when a vacancy states the closing date is “continuous?”
A continuous closing date means that the vacancy does not have a closing date. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

How do I find out if a position is still available?
The Union County Employment web page is updated regularly. If the position for which you submitted your application is not listed, it is no longer available.

I just found out about a vacancy that closed yesterday. May I still submit an application?
Union County cannot accept applications submitted past the official closing date listed on the vacancy announcement.

Do I have to complete the “work history” section of my application or can I just submit my resume?
For your application to receive further consideration, you must complete all mandatory sections of the online application, including the work history section.

What if I need help applying?
For assistance applying for Union County vacancies, please contact the Union County Human Resource Department at 704-283-3818.

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Contact Information

Human Resources
500 N. Main St., Ste 130
Monroe, NC 28112

Email: hrhelp@unioncountync.gov
Phone: 704-283-3818
Fax: 704-292-2590

About Human Resources

The Human Resources Department serves a variety of purposes. They assist Union County departments in their staffing recruitment efforts, work to guarantee a safe work environment, build employee engagement through training and team building, ensure the county is complying with state and federal laws, and manage employee benefits.

Their online resources include a listing of open positions for potential staff, an employee portal for current employees, expertise on risk management practices, and support for Union County retirees.