- I have not heard anything since I applied for the job. What's going on?
- I received an ineligible notice. Why am I ineligible?
- I've been notified that I passed the exam. When will I be interviewed?
- I interviewed at the agency for a position and I haven't heard anything yet. Will they let me know if I am not selected for a position?
- How long does my name stay on the list?
- What happens if I turn down an interview because I don't want to work for that agency?
- I received a notice for a test and I am going to be out of town. Can I reschedule to take the exam on a different day?
- What is a Demotion?
- What is Re-employment?
- What is Re-promotion?
- What is a Transfer?
I have not heard anything since I applied for the job. What's going on?
Office of Human Resources accepts applications up to the closing date of the announcement period for most positions and begins the application review process. Check the closing date to see if the announcement period has closed. Typically applications are reviewed for the announced requirements within two weeks of the closing date of the announcement. Those applicants who did not meet the announced requirements are notified by email or US mail depending on the applicant's chosen preference. Candidates who did meet the requirements are passed on to the next phase of the examination. If you have not received a disqualification notice, an invitation to a written test or assessment interview, or a notification of a score of an education and experience rating after four weeks from the closing date of the position, you may call 720-913-5627 select option 4 and ask for the analyst in charge of that recruitment.
I received an ineligible notice. Why am I ineligible?
Each position announcement contains the requirements for eligibility for the position. They are typically in the form of education, experience, driver’s licensure, a copy of college transcripts, professional or technical certification, or any other job-related requirement. The information an applicant submits for the job is reviewed to determine if they have met the announced requirements. If not, a letter is sent notifying the applicant that the information submitted did not satisfy the announced requirements.
I've been notified that I passed the exam. When will I be interviewed?
Names of candidates who pass a Office of Human Resources examination are placed on the eligible list for that job. Names are arranged in score order, highest score first. When your name is reached for certification, the hiring agency (where the job is) may contact you directly to come for a hiring interview.
I interviewed at the agency for a position and I haven't heard anything yet. Will they let me know if I am not selected for a position?
How long does my name stay on the list?
Eligible lists typically last for 90 days. They may be extended for an additional 90 days. Some lists may be abolished before the 90 days are over if the job classification or examination has changed or if it is determined it is in the City’s best interest to do so. In some high turnover positions, lists may be completely exhausted before the list life ends.
What happens if I turn down an interview because I don't want to work for that agency?
If you refuse an interview because of a geographic preference and the position exists at other locations in the City, your name will remain on the list. If you refuse an interview at the only location that a particular job classification exists, your name will be removed. For example, if you refuse a position in a class that exists only at Denver International Airport, your name will be removed because there is no other place where that kind of job exists within the City.
I received a notice for a test and I am going to be out of town. Can I reschedule to take the exam on a different day?
Unless another pre-scheduled date and time is available for the job, all tests must be taken when scheduled. Deferred tests are permissible only for candidates who miss a scheduled test for the following reasons:
- The applicant or employee was ordered into military service
- The applicant or employee has jury duty
- The applicant or employee has been subpoenaed to appear in court
- The employee has been ordered to perform City business
- The employee has a work-related injury
- Good cause has been shown and approved by the personnel director
If any of these situations apply to you, call 720-913-JOBS (5627) select option 4 and ask for the analyst in charge of the recruitment for that job.
An appointment of an employee to a position in a classification in which the entry rate of the pay grade of the new classification is lower than the entry rate of the classification previously held.
What is Re-employment?
An appointment of a former employee to a position in the classification in which the employee was previously employed within the preceding five (5) years, or to a successor classification; or to any classification for which the employee is qualified, with the same entry rate or a lower entry rate as the former classification, subject to the following conditions:
- Former employees whose separation was the result of a dismissal are not eligible for re-employment.
- An appointment that meets the definition of a re-instatement in Rule 5 APPOINTMENTS AND STATUS is not a re-employment appointment.
- In order to determine eligibility for re-employment into a successor classification, the Office of Human Resources Executive Director ("Executive Director") may, on a case-by-case basis, review the duties previously performed as well as classification and pay.
A promotion of an employee to a position in a higher classification in which the employee was previously employed within the preceding five (5) years, or to a successor classification; or to any classification for which the employee is qualified, with the same entry rate or an intervening entry rate as the former classification. Appointments that meet the definition of a promotional re-instatement in Rule 5 APPOINTMENTS AND STATUS are not re-promotions.
An appointment of an employee from a position in one classification to a different position in a classification with the same entry rate:
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