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Frequently Asked Questions
 
  1. How do I apply?
  2. Do I need a separate application form for each job announcement for which I apply?
  3. How will I know if the state has received my application?
  4. May I submit my resume in place of the State of Oregon application?
  5. May I apply for open job announcements if I live out of the state or country?
  6. After I submit my application, when will I receive the results?
  7. How long will my name stay on the active hiring list?
  8. When will I be offered an interview?
  9. How do I make changes/corrections to my application and examination notice?
  10. How do I receive Veteran Preference Points?
 
 
 
 
 
1. How do I apply?
 
The State of Oregon receives all job applications through the online application system, E-Recruit. Before applying for any state job, the recruitment must be open and in progress. Each applicant must submit an online application through the E-Recruit system and answer the supplemental questions listed on the job announcement. Job seekers can create an online application and apply through jobs on the State of Oregn Jobs Page, located at http://www.oregonjobs.org 
 
2. Do I need to submit a separate application for each job announcement?
 
Yes. You must submit one application for each job announcement; however the E-Recruit system saves your online application for future use in other job applications.  
 
3. How will I know if the state has received my application?
 
You will receive email confirmation after submitting your application online and with any future updates regarding the status of your application.
 
4. May I submit my resume in place of the State of Oregon application?
 
A resume will not substitute. The Work Experience section along with answers to the supplemental questions of your online application will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications of the position to which you are applying.
 
5. May I apply for open job announcements if I live out of the state or country?
 
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and accept applications for all those interested in working with the Oregon Department of Forestry. If hired, the successful applicant must show proof of their authorization to work in the United States.
 
6. After I submit my application, when will I receive the results?
 
Typically, applicants will be notified whether or not their application meets minimum qualifications soon after the closing date of the job announcement. The amount of time for notification is heavily dependent on the volume of applications received.
 
7. How long will my name stay on the active hiring list?
 
Your score (either numeric or qualified) remains valid up to 180 days. Most scores are valid for six to twelve months. Your name will be inactivated when:
a) You reach your expiration date;
b) You fail to respond to any communications from state agencies regarding interviews;
d) You are appointed to a permanent state position.
8. If I meet minimum qualifications and receive an application score, how will I know where I am on the list of eligible applicants?
 
Agencies are unable to advise where your name is on the recruitment list because it is not compiled until requested by the geographic location, availability, and skill codes. When customer service representatives get requests to look at applicant information for a specific announcement, they only see individual records, not a composite list.
 
9. When will I be offered an interview?
 
Offering interviews is heavily dependent on how many applications a job announcement receives and how further screening is completed after an applicant meets minimum qualifications. It is difficult to predict if or when an applicant will be offered an interview.
 
10. How do I make changes/corrections to my application and examination notice?
 
Applicants can make changes to an already submitted application by re-applying to the job announcement. The system will not transfer information into the new application, so applicants are encouraged to have a copy of their old application on hand in order to resubmit answers to any Supplemental Questions.
 
Applicants may re-apply to provide or change information any time before the job announcement closes, even if an application has met or failed minimum qualifications. The most recent application received will move forward in the recruitment process.
 
11. How do I receive Veteran Preference Points?
 
If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the minimum qualifications, veteran's preference points will be added to your score. To receive veteran's preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:
  •  A copy of the DD214/215 for the five (5) point preference;
  • OR a copy of the DD214/215; AND a veteran's disability preference letter from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
 
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