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Human Resources FAQ

How do I apply for a job?

You can apply online through our job application system.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Ada County Human Resources at 208-287-7123 or jobs@adacounty.id.gov for an alternative accommodation. You are also welcome to use the kiosk in the lobby of our office at the Ada County Courthouse, 2nd floor (200 W. Front St., Boise, Idaho 83702).

Do I have to submit an application for each job I am interested in?

Yes. Applications go to different offices, departments and hiring managers, so you must submit one for each position. Once you sign up for an account with our online job application system though, your information is saved and available for any application. Applying to another position primarily requires time to answer application questions and prepare supporting documents specific to that job.

Can I just submit a resume instead of a job application?

No, we cannot accept a resume in place of a completed application. You must apply online through our job application system. Do not state “see resume” in any section of your application. Also, be sure to review the job announcement for required documentation. Depending on the position, a resume, cover letter and/or certification information may be necessary. If your application packet does not include all the requested materials, it will be considered incomplete and not considered for the position.

What if I can't apply online?

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Ada County Human Resources at 208-287-7123 or jobs@adacounty.id.gov for an alternative accommodation. You are also welcome to use the kiosk in the lobby of our office at the Ada County Courthouse, 2nd floor (200 W. Front St., Boise, Idaho 83702).

How do I know the County received my online application?

Our online job application system will send you a notification email that your application has been successfully received.

What if I want to change part of my application after it is submitted?

Once your application is submitted, you will need to contact us to reactivate it. You may make changes but only if the position is still open. You must re-submit your application before the position closes or you will not be considered for the position.

For questions or concerns about your application or online job profile, contact Ada County Human Resources at 208-287-7123 or jobs@adacounty.id.gov.

What happens after I submit my application?

The hiring department carefully reviews all applications to identify the most qualified applicants. Applications are reviewed in comparison with all other applications received. This review may take several weeks. The most-qualified applicants may be invited to participate in additional selection activities such as tests or interviews. If you are not selected to move on in the hiring process, you will be notified via email or phone.

When will I hear back about my application?

Usually in 3 to 6 weeks. Because the hiring department carefully reviews all applications, this part of the hiring process can take a lot of time depending on the number of applications. If you are selected to continue in the hiring process, you will be contacted directly to schedule the next steps. You will be notified by email if you are not selected.

How do I check my application status?

You may contact Ada County Human Resources at 208-287-7123 or jobs@adacounty.id.gov to request a status update. However, because we receive hundreds of applications, we ask that you allow at least two weeks after the closing date before you check in with us.

Can I sign up for job notification?

Yes! Go to Ada County job notifications and check the box next to each job category you are interested in. Click the “Subscribe”  button, fill out your contact information and then click “Submit”&. For the next 12 months, you will receive an e-mail notification each time a position opens with Ada County in a category that matches your selection