Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We get lots of questions. These are the answers to the questions we receive most frequently about the application process. If you don't see your question here, contact us.  

What are the employment categories?

Full-time regular employee:  An employee who performs a basic work period of 40 hours per work week.

Part-time regular employee:  An employee who performs at least a 20 hour basic work period but less than a 40 hour basic work period per work week.

Temporary employee:  An employee appointed to a position established for a period not to exceed six months. There are two temporary employment seasons: April 1 through September 30 and July 1 through December 31.

Casual employee:  An employee who normally performs less than twenty hours of scheduled work within a basic work period of 40 hours per work week.

Limited-term employee: An employee whose employment term is for a continuous, fixed period of time for a duration of at least six months and normally less than one year. The employee works a basic work period of 40 hours per work week. The term of employment may be measured by the completion of a specific activity, not necessarily by an ending date, and is completely reliant upon the division's need for the position.


What do I need to apply online?

A personal email address will be required.

How do I save my application?

Once you create your Profile, select the "Save" button which saves your Profile in our system, and can be attached to other/future job openings.

Do I sign my application electronically?

Typing your name will constitute your electronic signature. This is required to be able to submit your application.

Where can I apply?

You can apply from anywhere you have internet access. There is a kiosk available in the Human Resources office for individuals needing computer access to complete an online application. The Human Resources office is located at:

Municipal Building
1000 Central Avenue, Ste 230
Los Alamos, NM

What if I forget my Username and/or Password?

You can request your Username and/or Password by selecting "Forgot your Username?" OR "Forgot your Password?" under the the appropriate line. Enter your email address and you will receive the information in an email.

Once you have created your profile, you have the option to set up Security Questions Password Reset, which allows you to reset your password by correctly answering your specified Security Questions.


If you don't remember your pin, contact us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (505) 662-8040 and we will assist you. 

Can Human Resources staff review my application before I click submit?

NO - The system will only allow Human Resources to review your application before you submit it. Human Resources will ONLY see your application once you have submitted it.

Can changes be made to my application while the job is open?

YES - You can make changes, review and re-submit your application while the posting is open. Once the posting has closed, you CANNOT make any changes to the application submitted.

How will I know my application has been received?

You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your application has been received.

Who can see my application once I have submitted it?

Once an application is submitted, Recruiters will have access to your application and information included in it. Applications must meet the minimum qualifications before they will move forward to the hiring supervisor/manager.