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JOB VACANCY/OPENING QUESTIONS

1. What jobs are available?

2. Where are the jobs located?

3. What if I want to apply for more than one location?

4. How can I check to see what jobs are open?  

5. How long are job vacancies posted?  

6. Who do I contact if I have questions regarding a job vacancy posting?

7. Do I have to apply for a job vacancy in order to be considered for an advertised position?

8. Is there a limit to the number of positions I can apply for?

9. When, exactly, do jobs close?  


JOB APPLICATION/PROFILE QUESTIONS

1. What is the difference between an "application" and a "profile?"  

2. How long will my profile stay on file with Human Resources?

3. How long will my application be kept active and considered for employment?

4. Can I keep an application on file with MoDOT for consideration of employment?

5. Can I change or update my profile?

6. Can I change or update a job application that I submit for a posted job vacancy?

7. Can I submit just a resume to be considered for employment?

8. Once I have created an on-line profile, how do I access it in the future?

9. What is the best way to exit the system once I have completed a profile or submitted an application for a job vacancy?

10. If I create a profile and indicate my interest in certain employment categories, does this mean I will automatically be considered when a vacancy comes open?

11. Is it a requirement to have an e-mail account in order to submit an on-line application?

12. Is filling out the application on-line required?

13. What if I don't have a computer at home to fill out the employment application?

14. What if I don't have an email account?

15. Where can I get a list of the local career centers and local libraries?

16. Who has access to the application system and how can I be sure my information is kept confidential?

17. Can I scan my resume and transcripts and attach them to my application?

18. If I complete my application on-line, but do not have access to a scanner, how do I send in my resume or transcripts?

19. Who do I contact if I have any technical problems with the online application form?

20. What if I forget my password?

21. Does the system allow me to spell check my online application before submission?

22. Can I send my application via e-mail?

23. Can the application be saved before submitting?

24. If I have filled out my profile and applied for a job, then saved the application to finish later, will I be considered for that vacancy?

25. What happens after I submit my on-line application?


JOB INTERVIEW/SELECTION QUESTIONS

1. How does the job selection process work?

2. What can I expect if selected for an interview?

3. If I'm selected for a position, what types of background checks are conducted?

4. What happens following the interview?

5. What happens if I'm selected for the position?

6. How will I be notified if I was not selected for an interview or for the position?

7. What is involved in the department's pre-employment screening process?

 



JOB VACANCY/OPENING QUESTIONS

1. What jobs are available?  Job availability is subject to fluctuating department work needs. Some of the more common work needs typically include civil engineering, computer science, highway maintenance, construction, and clerical positions. Jobs may be full-time, part-time, summer only, seasonal, or emergency-only employment.


2. Where are the jobs located?  When available, positions will be posted statewide. Each job vacancy will identify the district or region of the state where the job is located. Please click here http://www.modot.org/jobs/joblistings.htm for a list of district offices.


3. What if I want to apply for more than one location?  Once you have created an on-line profile, you can submit your application to multiple open job vacancies, regardless of the job location.


4. How can I check to see what jobs are open?   Open job vacancies are posted on MoDOT's website at www.modot.org under the "Career Opportunities" icon.


5. How long are job vacancies posted?  Typically available job opportunities are posted on the MoDOT website under the "Career Opportunities" section for a 14-day period. Depending upon the needs of the job vacancy, this timeframe may be shorter or longer.


6. Who do I contact if I have questions regarding a job vacancy posting? You should contact the Human Resource office that is identified on the job vacancy posting. Click on the Human Resources tab of the district where the job is identified. For a link to the district offices please click here http://www.modot.org/jobs/joblistings.htm.


7. Do I have to apply for a job vacancy in order to be considered for an advertised position? Yes. In order to be considered for a vacancy, you must apply for and submit your MoDOT Employment Application for the specific vacancy for which you wish to be considered.  


8. Is there a limit to the number of positions I can apply for?   No. You can create your profile and submit your application for as many job vacancies as you wish. However, you are encouraged to review the minimum qualifications of each position to determine if you have the applicable education and experience required.


9. When, exactly, do jobs close?  All positions close at midnight Central Standard Time on the closing date of the job vacancy announcement. After midnight CST, jobs that have closed will not be available for review or application.





JOB APPLICATION/PROFILE QUESTIONS

1. What is the difference between an "application" and a "profile?" Your profile is developed when you first begin using the system and contains certain information about your work history, education, etc. Once developed, your profile will remain in the system for you to access. When you apply for an advertised vacancy the information in your profile populates your application. The application only applies to the vacancy for which you applied.


2. How long will my profile stay on file with Human Resources? Your profile will be maintained in our current database for as long as there is activity. If there is no activity related to your profile, it will expire from our database after a five-year period.

3. How long will my application be kept active and considered for employment? Your job application remains active only as long as the jobs posting for which you applied remains open. Once the job posting is closed (position filled), your application will be de-activated from the system.


4. Can I keep an application on file with MoDOT for consideration of employment? MoDOT accepts applications on an on-going basis for the employment categories of:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanics
  • Surveying
  • Highway Maintenance
  • Seasonal (hired for a specific period - normally six months)
  • Emergency (hired based on sporadic needs, i.e. snow removal, etc)
  • Intern (college student with semester hours hired to work mid-May to August , or between semester breaks)

Please Note:  Applicants are not automatically considered for vacancies as they occur in these employment categories and are still encouraged to apply for specific jobs as they become available.

If you want to have an application on file for the above-mentioned employment categories please check the designated boxes within the applicant profile. Click on the following link to log onto the system, https://www6.modot.mo.gov/HRIS/external/applicantHome.do


5. Can I change or update my profile? Yes. You can access your profile and change or update your profile at any time. Please know, however, that updating your profile does not automatically change a job application that you may have already submitted. If the job vacancy is still open (deadline date has not yet been reached), you may delete the application you had submitted and re-apply with the updated profile information.


6. Can I change or update a job application that I submit for a posted job vacancy? No. However, if its prior to the vacancy's deadline date you may delete your application and re-apply with updates. Once the job posting closes (deadline date reached), your job application for that particular position cannot be changed or updated on-line. You will need to call the contact person listed for the job vacancy.


7. Can I submit just a resume to be considered for employment? No. In order to be considered for a job vacancy, you will need to have an applicant profile and submit an application for a specific job vacancy. You can, however, attach a resume to your on-line application.


8. Once I have created an on-line profile, how do I access it in the future? Once you have created a profile, you can view your profile by clicking on the "Create/View Applicant Profile" link on the Career Opportunities page.


9. What is the best way to exit the system once I have completed a profile or submitted an application for a job vacancy? The best way to exit the system is to click on the "logout" button at the top of the screen.


10. If I create a profile and indicate my interest in certain employment categories, does this mean I will automatically be considered when a vacancy comes open? No. The department has chosen certain employment categories where we hire most frequently to continually accept applications. Once a vacancy occurs, the hiring supervisor may elect to advertise the vacancy or search the database for applications already on file. However, there is no guarantee that your application will be considered when a vacancy occurs.


11. Is it a requirement to have an e-mail account in order to submit an on-line application? Yes. It is required that you have an e-mail account in order to submit an on-line employment application. This is the primary mechanism we will use to communicate with you regarding the status of your employment application.


12. Is filling out the application on-line required? Yes. The completion of the on-line employment application is required of all applicants wishing to be considered for a vacancy.


13. What if I don't have a computer at home to fill out the employment application? Each district office has a kiosk available for you to use to complete the on-line application. Additionally, most career resource centers, unemployment offices, public libraries, and college placement offices have computers and Internet access for their patrons to use at no charge.


14. What if I don't have an email account? If you do not have email, there are some Internet service providers that offer free email accounts such as Hotmail, Google, or Yahoo. There are links to these providers located within the application. Click on any of these links to register for a free email account.


15. Where can I get a list of the local career centers and local libraries? You can access a list of local career centers by clicking on the following link: https://worksmart.ded.mo.gov/documents/view_one.cfm?ID=1618&menuID=6. You can also access a list of public libraries in an area close to you by clicking on the following link: http://www.publiclibraries.com/missouri.htm.


16. Who has access to the application system and how can I be sure my information is kept confidential? This site is in compliance with the State Security Breach Notification Laws, Mo. Rev. Stat. 407.1500 (@009 H.B. 62), meaning that your private information is stored in a secure environment. Your data is transferred and stored in a secure environment and only specific individuals in the Human Resources office have access to that information. However, to keep your information secure, it is important that you log off and close the browser after submitting your application.


17. Can I scan my resume and transcripts and attach them to my application? Yes. In order to attach such documents, you will need to click on the "Add Attachment" button located on the application. Text, HTML, and Microsoft Word formats are preferred, but image and PDF formats can also be used.


18. If I complete my application on-line, but do not have access to a scanner, how do I send in my resume or transcripts? If you do not have the ability to scan and attach your employment-related documents, we recommend you mail or hand deliver those documents to the Human Resources office in the district office where you have applied.


19. Who do I contact if I have any technical problems with the online application form? If you experience any technical difficulties in the completion or retrieval of your online application, you can contact IS Service Desk at (573) 751-5000 or 877-663-6843.


20. What if I forget my password? If you forget your password, follow the instructions on the login screen for retrieving your password. http://hrisprod/HRIS/external/applicantHome.do. You will be asked to enter your e-mail address. Your password will then be e-mailed to you.


21. Does the system allow me to spell check my online application before submission? Yes. In those sections of the profile/application where significant amount of text may need to be typed a spell check feature is provided directly below the field.


22. Can I send my application via e-mail? No. We will not accept applications or resumes by e-mail because our online system also serves as our applicant tracking system and maintains data critical to our business functions.


23. Can the application be saved before submitting? Yes. If you are not ready to submit your application, you can click the "Save and Finish Later" button at any time. Your updates are saved to your profile and all you need to do is re-apply for the job vacancy to pick up where you left off.


24. If I have filled out my profile and applied for a job, then saved the application to finish later, will I be considered for that vacancy? No. Your application will only be considered by clicking the "Submit to MoDOT" button.


25. What happens after I submit my on-line application? After you submit your online application, you will receive a message at the top of the screen informing you that your application has been received.





JOB INTERVIEW/SELECTION QUESTIONS

1. How does the job selection process work? If you have applied for a specific job vacancy, your application is reviewed to determine the level of your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the position for which you have applied. The review process can be time consuming. Due to the volume of applications typically received for vacancies, we will contact you only if you are being considered for an interview.


2. What can I expect if selected for an interview? Interviews are most commonly conducted in person. A telephone screening/interview may be arranged in some cases. The department uses a panel interview process. The purpose of the panel is to bring objectivity and differing perspectives into the selection process.


3. If I'm selected for a position, what types of background checks are conducted? We will do a criminal background check on all applicants who are made a conditional offer of employment. Additionally, if the position requires frequent use of a department vehicle, a driving record background check will be conducted.

Any applicant who is made a conditional offer of employment will also need to successfully pass a drug test and a pre-employment work simulation physical.


4. What happens following the interview? Following the interview, the interview panel will meet to evaluate all candidates based on the criteria of the position. There are also times when the department may conduct second interviews of the top candidates for the position. We take hiring very seriously and like to make consensus-based decisions. To that end, it can take a while for us to make a definitive decision as to whether we would like to have you join our team. Please feel free to follow up with your HR representative at any time.


5. What happens if I'm selected for the position? A department representative will contact you to make a verbal and conditional offer. This offer is conditional, based upon completion of the department's pre-employment screening process.


6. How will I be notified if I was not selected for an interview or for the position? It is very important that you provide a valid e-mail address when you submit your application. If your e-mail address should change, you are encouraged to update your profile. The primary mechanism by which the department will communicate with you is e-mail, so it is imperative that we have accurate information.


7. What is involved in the department's pre-employment screening process? All external applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and criminal background check after being given a conditional offer of employment for either a wage or salaried job. A medical examination is required unless the applicant is offered an emergency or a non-physically demanding summer or intern position. The pre-employment drug test, criminal background check, and medical examination expenses are paid by the department. External applicants should not resign from their current employment until informed by a representative from the Missouri Department of Transportation that their pre-employment testing has been passed.

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