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Q. How do I know what positions are open?
A. Check our current postings.

Q. What positions am I qualified for?
A. You can review our job classifications, which list the requirements for each position. You can assess your education and employment background against these requirements and decide if you think you are qualified for the position.

Q. How do I apply for a position?
A. The Department of Aviation utilizes a user-friendly on-line application process. You may apply on-line for any current postings by clicking the Apply button and following the prompts.

Q. Where do I go to apply for a job with the Department of Aviation?
A. You can apply anywhere you can use a computer with Internet access. Just visit our website at www.mccarran.com/careers.

Q. What if I don’t have a computer?
A. We have kiosks available for applicant use in our Employee Services office (McCarran Airport, 2nd Floor), or you can use a computer with Web access at many local agencies, including local libraries and community centers. Click here for a list of locations.

Q. What if I don’t have an e-mail address?
A. You can sign up for free e-mail with Hotmail, Yahoo!Mail, Excite, etc. It only takes a few minutes to set up an account; just visit the site and follow the prompts.

Q. What if I want to apply for a position that isn’t open?
A. You can review our listing of job classifications, and submit an on-line job interest form and you'll receive notification when the position opens. Please note that we only accept interest cards on-line.

Q. How do I know my application was received?
A. When you have completed your entire application on-line and have clicked on the Confirm and Send button, the next screen will acknowledge that your application has been received.

Q. What if I have trouble inputting my application on-line?
A. There is an on-line Help option that can help facilitate your application process.

Q. How many of my previous jobs should I put on my application?
A. In general, you should show a ten-year work history. However, you need to show all your qualifying experience even if it extends past ten years. Qualifying experience is experience that meets the requirements as posted on each the job announcement.

Q. Can I print a copy of my application if I apply on-line?
A. Yes, from the main menu of your GovernmentJobs account, click into Application Status. Then click into View App and the “Click here for a printable version of this application” option.

Q. I already applied for one job; do I need to apply again if I’m interested in another job?
A. Yes, you need to submit a complete application for each position you are interested in. Each application is evaluated and scored separately based upon the specific recruitment.

Q. Can I just submit a resume?
A. No, a resume is not accepted in lieu of an application. Please fully complete the education and experience portions of the application (do not say see resume), and provide answers for all the supplemental questions (again, do not say see resume).

Q. How often can I apply for a job?
A. You can apply for each position that you are interested in. If the job you apply for is posted open continuous, you can reapply every 90 days.

Q. Is there an application deadline?
A. Yes, you must submit your application prior to the closing date/time indicated on the job posting.

Q. What is a limited recruitment?
A. Some recruitments are limited to a specific number of applications. Limited recruitments close without notice as soon as the number of applications indicated on the job posting is received, even if it is prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

Q. What is the application deadline for open and continuous recruitments?
A. Open and continuous recruitments are generally open for a month or more, but may close at any time with 3 days posted notice.

Q. What if I miss the application deadline?
A. Late applications will not be accepted. Check our website regularly and apply for new jobs as soon as they are posted to avoid missed deadlines.

Q. How can I submit my typing test or other required certification if I apply on-line?
A. You can FAX it to the Department of Aviation Employee Services at (702) 261- 5096, or mail it DOA Employee Services, PO Box 11005, Las Vegas, NV 89111-1005, by the recruitment closing date.

Q. Where can I get a typing test?
A. Most employment agencies provide testing services, but prices may vary, so it is advisable to research several agencies before selecting one. Certificates must include a net word per minute score, the address and phone number of the agency, and the signature of the individual who administered the test. Certificates must also be dated within 12 months from application date. Online typing certificates will not be accepted. For more information, please call Employee Services at
(702) 261-5110.

Q. I applied on-line. How do I submit my DD214?
A. You can FAX it to the Department of Aviation Employee Services at (702) 261- 5096, or mail it to DOA Employee Services, PO Box 11005, Las Vegas, NV 89111-1005, by the recruitment closing date.

Q. How will I know what’s going on with my application?
A. You will be notified by e-mail or letter. Most candidates will receive just one notice, either a determination that you did not meet the qualifications for the position, or a score notice. Applicants selected to interview will receive a separate notice. Due to the volume of applications received for each job opening, and variations in the selection process being used for each job opening, notices may go out several weeks to several months after the recruitment closing date. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide an accurate e-mail/physical address, and to notify the Department of Aviation of a change of address.

Q. Should I call Employee Services to get an update on my application? A. The status of your application, scoring results, interview notification, testing dates and locations, or any other human resource related matter will be sent to you via e-mail or by letter. Should you have any further questions and need answers on the recruitment process, please refer to the Common Questions section of our website.

Q. How does the application process work?
A. Candidates must submit an employment application and a supplemental assessment (if indicated). The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete Clark County application package. If the application does not demonstrate that minimum employment requirements are met, the candidate will not move forward in the selection process. Additional information will not be accepted after the closing date.

Q. What are the minimum qualifications?
A. Clark County has established a set of requirements for each job classification that must be met in order to be considered for employment for that job title. For example, the parking attendant position requires graduation from high school (or equivalent), and one year of full-time experience in cashiering or handling monies received from the public. Applicants who do not document these qualifications on their application will not advance in the recruitment process.

Q. What is the selection process?
A. Depending upon the recruitment you apply for, the selection process may consist of a review of the application, a supplemental assessment rating, a written examination, or other scoring mechanism, and finally, a hiring interview.

Q. Can I appeal any part of the selection process?
A. Applicants may appeal their qualification status or the results of an examination by submitting a written request to the Department of Aviation Employee Services office within seven calendar days of the certification date. The appeal should contain a statement of the facts upon which the appeal is based. Please note that only information included in your original application will be reviewed, and scores may go up or down as a result of the process.

Q. What is the examination process?
A. All recruitments for Department of Aviation positions include a testing component. This may be a written examination, an oral examination, a practical examination, an assessment center, a supplemental assessment, a skills assessment, or other applicable skills measurement test. The examination process measures differences between applicants in the knowledge and skills areas needed for a job classification. Applicants are scored based upon their education, knowledge and skills relative to each particular position. This enables the department to interview and hire the most qualified applicants.

Q. What if I need an accommodation?
A. Requests for accommodation should be directed to the Department of Aviation Employee Services well in advance of the testing date.

Q. How is my application scored?
A.  Applicants may receive up to 100 points based upon their performance on the examination, skills assessment or supplemental questionaire administered.

Q. Can I get Veterans’ Preference?
A. Veterans will receive 5 preference points in addition to their overall score; disabled veterans will receive 10 preference points in addition to their overall score. A copy of a DD-214, documenting an honorable discharge must be included with the application. Additionally, disabled veterans must include a letter from the Veterans Administration verifying disabled status. Veterans’ preference may be used only for initial employment with Clark County.

Q. What is an eligibility list?
A. All applicants who meet the requirements for the position, including passing any associated examination process are placed on the eligibility list for that job title, typically for a six-month period. Selected applicants from the eligibility list will be contacted to participate in the interview process.

Q. How long will my name be on the eligibility list?
A. Open eligibility lists typically remain active for six months. However, Employee Services may either cancel a list earlier than six months, or extend the use of list longer than six months.

Q. Will the eligibility list be used for other Clark County departments.
A. Any Clark County department may opt to use an eligibility list established by the Department of Aviation if it meets its recruitment needs.

Q. How long does the recruitment process take?
A. Every recruitment is different. The process can range from a few weeks to a few months depending upon the number of applications received, and the complexity of the selection process.

Q. Will I get an interview?
A. Applicants on eligible lists may be called to a hiring interview based upon their examination score (for example, the top ten scoring applicants) and/or special skill requirements needed for the position (for example, typing, if it is required for the position). The Department of Aviation reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.

Q. What is the interview process?
A. Selected applicants are notified, and directed to contact the Department of Aviation to schedule an interview. An interview panel meets with the responding candidates evaluating them through a set of questions based on job-related requirements and departmental needs, and makes a recommendation for hire. Interviews are not scored.

Q. How soon will I be notified of interview results?
A. Usually about two weeks after your interview.

Q. Do I have to go through a background check prior to employment?
A. Yes, employment with the Department of Aviation is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Q. Do I have to have a medical examination prior to employment?
A. For some job classifications, employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination, and/or drug test.

Q. Is there a probation period for new employees?
A. Yes, typically 1,040 hours worked, but no less than 520 hours worked and no more than 2080 hours worked.

Q. What type of employee benefits does Clark County offer?
A. You can view information on benefits, including health and retirement, on our Web site.

Q. Will I be considered for employment if I live out of state?
A. Yes. Please note the Department of Aviation will not pay for travel costs associated with interviews or examinations. Travel to our offices for examinations and interviews is on your own.

Q. Will Clark County sponsor me for a work visa?
A. Clark County does not sponsor work visas. Qualified applicants must be able to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Q. Can I share my login with family and friends?
A. No. It is very important that each individual use their own username/account. Important personal information such as name, address, and phone number are not reliable when accounts are shared and this may result in the applicant missing notifications related to their application.

Q. Do I have to pass a drug test prior to employment?
A. A drug test is required for some positions.

Q. What is a CBP Seal?
A. A Customs and Border Protection Security Seal is needed for access into certain areas of McCarran Airport. Employment in positions designated for a CBP Seal require a five-year employment and residency history record check and the ability to present original identity- based documentation in order to meet the program requirements.

Q. Do I have to live in Clark County to work at the Airport?
A. Yes, permanent employees must establish and maintain a principal place of residency within the boundaries of Clark County within 90 days of employment.

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