An open recruitment allows for all candidates to apply for a particular recruitment.
County/Department Promotional Recruitments
Sometimes departments will have a position that requires previous Social Services or Child Support Services experience
(for example a Social Worker III, or Child Support Specialist III). In these cases and other situations, it can sometimes
be beneficial for a department to run a promotional, in-house recruitment. The recruitment may be for current county employees,
or for current departmental employees. Only probationary and permanent employees are eligible to apply for promotional recruitments.
Extra-help, limited-term, and on-call employees are not eligible to apply for promotional recruitments.
Sometimes a department has a permanent position, but the time base is only part-time (i.e., 20 hours/week).
The bulletin will indicate whether a position part-time.
Extra Help - Limited Term/Intermittent
At times, a department will need an employee for a shortened time frame, or to work on an “as needed” basis. A department may use
an existing eligible list to find people to fill these special assignments, or MSS will conduct a recruitment.
Limited term positions are those where the work will only last for a certain time period (e.g., three months, six months, etc.).
These assignments are often to complete a project for which the department needs additional help. Limited term assignments are generally
no longer than one year and must end one day less than the county’s probationary period.
Intermittent positions are those where a department needs someone to help out on an as needed basis and the work schedule will be varied.
Intermittent assignments are also generally no longer than one year. In both instances, if MSS conducts a recruitment to fill these needs,
the job bulletin will indicate that the position is limited term or intermittent.
Sometimes a department wishes to merge a new group of candidates onto an existing eligible list. The bulletin will indicate if an eligible
list is going to be merged. The same examination process must be followed for both candidate groups. If a written examination was administered
in order to establish the first list, the same version of the written examination will be used. If a structured oral examination was administered
the first time, the same structured oral examination will be administered for the second group of candidates. If the structured oral examination
was not held initially due to the low number of candidates, it is sometimes necessary to hold a structured oral examination for both candidate
groups after the second recruitment. Candidates on the initial list will be contacted if a merge is going to occur, and they do not need to
re-apply for the position.