Tips for Applying

Tips, Tips, Tips

Your job application is your first introduction to us.  Let us offer you some tips to ensure that it is submitted correctly, and you are able to put your best foot forward.  

The Application

You've decided to complete an application.  This is what you need to know - 

  • Los Alamos County will only consider hiring those applicants who meet the minimum requirements of a position. Please ensure that you are applying for jobs for which you qualify.
  • All applicants must complete the Los Alamos County online job application.
  • Be sure to include all pertinent information on your application. Use the sections of the application to tell us how you meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Information on resumés or in cover letters is not used to determine qualification.
  • Attach or list relevant certifications.
  • Fill out your application completely. An incomplete application might prevent you from being considered for a position you may have otherwise qualified for.
  • All qualifying information must appear on the application to be considered. A resumé and the information on it will not be considered in lieu of an application, but you are welcome to attach one to supplement the application.
  • Typing your name will constitute your electronic signature. This is required to be able to submit your application.
  • Applications must be submitted online to Human Resources by the posting end date.
  • You will have access to your application online which allows you to update as needed. Applications can be updated and you may re-submit while the job is open.
  • Keep a copy of your application.

Internal Applicants

Internal applications, keep in mind the additional following information - 

  • Treat the application process as if you were applying to the County for the first time.
  • You must apply online for all positions.
  • All qualifying information must appear on the application.
  • Relevant certifications need to be listed or attached.