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Frequently Asked Questions About Jobs

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Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about applying for a job at the County of Essex.

Q. Do I need to get a police records check to apply for a job?

A. The job posting will indicate whether or not the position you are applying for requires a police records check. Many of our part-time positions require a successful police records check, including a vulnerable sector check, as a condition of employment. You must get it prior to starting your job. It takes about 3 weeks to get a police check.

Q. How do I get a police records check?

A. You will need to visit your local police service to complete an application for your police records or vulnerable sector check. There are 3 levels of checks - be sure to obtain the level indicated on the posting. For privacy reasons, you must initiate and pick up your completed check. Please visit the website of your local police service for more information and for processing wait times.

Q. Will I be contacted after my application is submitted?

A. You only will be contacted by a member of the Human Resources team if you are selected for an interview. The length of time to screen applications and set up interviews varies, but you normally will be contacted within 2 to 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Q. How do I request an accommodation for my interview?

A. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs during an interview. Please contact us in advance to let us know what we can do to assist you.

Q. Where do I go for my interview?

A. A member of the Human Resources team will explain the location of your interview when we contact you.