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How to Apply for Job Postings

Interested in working for the County of Essex?  Why not view our current job opportunities posted in our Career Opportunities section.

Our job postings include information about the position and conditions of employment.  To apply for any of our job opportunities, you must submit your application (resume, cover letter, any other information requested) through our online application submission portal. We are unable to accept unsolicited resumes which are not submitted for a specific job opportunity.

Steps to submitting online applications:

Note:  Only 1 application submission is allowed per Job Posting.  You cannot amend a previous application.  Please ensure you have all required documents and information before submitting your application.

  1. To view current job opportunities, visit our Career Opportunities section.
  2. To view a summary description of any current job opportunity, click on the Job Title.
  3. To view a more detailed description of that job, click on the "View Details" button and download the PDF file posted.
  4. To apply for that job opportunity, click on the "Apply Now" button. 
  5. You must create an account to be able to submit an application.  This will allow you to save an incomplete submission and return to it at another time.  If you have previously created an account in our online application submission portal, you can simply type in the same Username and Password to access your account.
  6. Under the "Requested Documents" section, you will be asked to upload your resume, cover letter and any other documentation specified for that particular job; for example, a copy of a valid drivers licence.  Acceptable document formats when submitting applications are doc, docx, pdf, jpeg, bmp, png and jpg.
  7. In addition to uploading the information specified in #6, there may be specific "Job Questions" that will be displayed for that particular job opportunity in which a response is required from the drop-down menu.  In certain circumstances, a written response may also be required in the text field as well.
  8. Once you have uploaded all the required documents and answered the mandatory questions, click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page to submit your online application.
  9. You will receive an onscreen acknowledgement stating: "This is an automatic response to your on-line application.  Thank you for your interest in employment with the Corporation of the County of Essex.  We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If you have an immediate concern, please contact the Human Resources Assistant II at (519) 776-6441 ext.1578".

General Information

We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates receiving an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Personal information submitted is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for the job opportunity applied for. 

The County of Essex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, the County of Essex will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the County's Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. Job Postings can be made available in alternative formats upon request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Assistant II.