Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a position?
Click on the Applicant Login link and follow the instructions for creating an applicant account. You can now apply for jobs online.
How can I get a listing of the current openings?
What is the application process?
Applications are accepted for open positions only. Applications must be submitted by the deadline noted on the posting (eastern time zone). Once the closing date is over, all applications received will be screened based on minimum qualifications and placed on an eligible ranking list. A referral list of candidates is sent to the hiring department. The hiring department will determine who should be invited to an interview for the position and conducts interviews. Candidates being offered an interview may not be contacted immediately following the closing date. Simply fulfilling the minimum requirements for a position does not assure an interview. Orange County reserves the right to re-advertise positions or to delay or cancel the filling of a position. If you need special assistance, in any way, in the employment process, please contact us.
To check on recruitment status, login into your account. If the status is not posted within two weeks of the closing date, feel free to contact us.
What benefits does Orange County offer?
Orange County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, State Retirement System, flexible spending accounts and several other benefits. For a complete summary, click here.
Is there a waiting list for positions that you do not have posted on the Job Opportunities list?
No, Orange County does not have a waiting lists for positions, however, if you are interested in a position that is not advertised, you may complete a position interest card by clicking on Job Interest Cards. For the next 12 months after you submit this form, you will receive an email notification each time a position opens with Orange County, NC whose category matches one of the categories you've chosen.
Can I submit a paper application instead of applying on line?
No, applications are only accepted online through NeoGov. A resume may not be submitted in lieu of an application, but may be included to supplement the application. Please read the position advertisement carefully to be sure your background meets the requirements of the position. On your application, show your specific qualifications which relate to the position.