FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I submit an application or a resume?
I fax or e-mail my application/resume?
will I know if you received my application?
is the process for reviewing applications?
you keep applications on file for future vacancies?
do I need to fill out a new application?
do I schedule the typing test?
I meet the qualifications for a non-exempt position, will I be called
for an interview?
long after the closing date should I expect to hear something?
I submit a resume instead of an application form?
grant funded positions offer benefits?
is the difference between exempt and non-exempt?
does "contractual" mean? How long does a contract last?
often are the position listings updated?
Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
Do I submit an application
or a resume?
A UMBC application is
required for all nonexempt staff positions. Applications should be submitted
to UMBC, Department of Human Resources, 532 Administration Building, 1000
Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. A copy of your resume may be submitted
with the application. Exempt staff positions require a resume to be submitted
directly to the hiring department. Check the job listing for specific
requirements and instructions for applying.
Can I fax or e-mail
Applications may not
be faxed or e-mailed. You may either mail it or hand-deliver it to the
Human Resources Department. Please follow the application instructions on the job posting when applying for an exempt position.
How will I know if
you received my application?
You will receive an
EEO survey card in the mail approximately one week after the Human Resources
Department has received your application. This card lets you know your
application was received and requests information from you to assist UMBC
in meeting its Federal and State reporting requirements.
What is the process
for reviewing applications?
All applications submitted
must be for a specific vacancy. After the closing date, an Employment
Specialist will review the applications to determine if the minimum qualifications
are met for the position. A list of all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and copies of their application forms will be forwarded to the hiring department for review.
It is very important to fill out the application form completely and accurately
so that full consideration may be given for all of your experience.
Do you keep applications
on file for future vacancies?
No. An application must
be submitted for each open position for which you are applying.
When do I need to
fill out a new application?
You need to fill out
an application for each open position for which you are applying. You
may submit a photocopy of your application, indicating the new job number.
You may want to update your application before submitting, if you have
additional experience and skills that are relevant to the position.
How do I schedule
the typing test?
A typing test is required
for the following positions: Secretary, Administrative Assistant I &
II, Executive Administrative Assistant I, II, and III. The typing test
requirement will also be listed on the job listing. To schedule a typing
test, contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337. Tests are
scheduled during business hours. A minimum of 40 w.p.m. is required to
pass the test. Note: Applicants must have the minimum amount of administrative/secretarial experience listed on the job posting to qualify for the position.
If I meet the qualifications
for a nonexempt position, will I be called for an interveiw?
Not necessarily. Once
the applications are reviewed to determine eligibility, those applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be forwarded to the hiring
department. The department will then evaluate the applications to determine
who will be invited for an interview. If you are selected for an interview,
the department will contact you directly.
How long after
the closing date should I expect to hear something?
If you do not hear something
within thirty days after the closing date, you can assume you will not
be called for an interview. If you are selected for an interview, the
hiring department will contact you directly. Only those applicants for
further consideration will be contacted.
May I submit a resume
instead of an application form?
require that a UMBC application form be submitted. A resume may not be
submitted instead of the application. You may however, attach a copy of
the resume to the application form. Exempt and faculty positions do not
require an application form. Check the job listing for specifics on how
to apply for the position that interests you.
Do grant funded positions
Many of the grant funded positions
offer partial or full benefits depending on the specifics of the grant.
What is the difference
between exempt and non-exempt?
Exempt positions are
not subject to overtime based on the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA). Examples included: Managers, Directors, Coordinators, Executives,
etc. Non-exempt positions are subject to overtime based on the provisions
of FLSA. Examples include: Grounds Keepers, Office Clerks, and Administrative
Assistants. Non-exempt positions are paid on an hourly basis and are subject
to overtime if required to work beyond a 40 hour workweek.
What does "contractual"
mean? How long does a contract last?
that an employee is hired under a written contract for a position typically lasting
one year, and the employee usually works a minimum of 20 hours per week.
A limited leave package and employee paid benefits programs may be available.
Appointments may be renewable.
How often are the
position listings updated?
Position listings on
this web site are updated frequently. Every
effort is made to update and add new positions on a daily basis. We suggest
you bookmark the site and check back often to learn about new opportunities
that are available.
Whom should I contact if I have
Contact a member of the Employment
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