Application Instructions

Application Instructions 

A separate application and job specific supplemental questionnaire is required for each position for which you are applying. Applications and supplemental questionnaires can be accessed by clicking on Job Vacancies.

For internal jobs click on Promotional Opportunities and for seasonal jobs click on Other Opportunities. By clicking on the position title you may view the posted job description.

Applicants without computer access may come to the Human Resources Department, at 555 South 10th Street., Room 302. Office hours: M- F; 8:00am - 4:00pm. Computers and staff assistance provided.

NOTE: City/County jobs are updated every Saturday at 12:00 am. All electronic submissions need to be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the position.

If this is the first time you are applying using our new online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. PLEASE NOTE: Your user account is unique to you and should not be shared with anyone else. Having multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process. It is recommended to use Microsoft Edge or Chrome as your browser.  The NeoGov software does not support Firefox.

After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Once you have completed and submitted your application, you may log back into your NEOGOV user account to check the status of your application. If you have submitted your application correctly, your status should read "Application Received." (Note: If it does not, you may have filled out an application, but you did not submit it. Go to the position title you are interested in and "Apply" using your 'built' application.)

 

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.


It is important that your application and supplemental questions show all the relevant education and experience you possess.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete. A resume is not part of the initial screening process and cannot be used in place of the application and supplemental questions.

The City of Lincoln and Lancaster County are equal opportunity employers.  Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Employees Rights Under the Family And  Medical Leave Act

If you need assistance or an accommodation to complete an employment application please contact the Human Resources Department at 402-441-7597.

If you are having problems with the NEOGOV software and need technical support please contact NEOGOV Customer Support Help Desk toll free (855) 524-5627 from 8:00am - 5:00pm Central Time, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

 

The City of Lincoln / Lancaster County Human Resources Department does not conduct personal interviews for position vacancies. All applications are evaluated according to individual skills, knowledge and abilities as they relate to the requirements of the position(s). Top applicants are referred to the department for further consideration. This process takes up to 14 working days after the position closes. You will either be contacted by phone, email, or in writing, regarding the position(s) for which you have applied.


How Do I Know Which Positions Are Open ?

Every Friday after 12:00am a new listing of current openings is available on the City/County website.

You can access the Job Vacancies and apply for jobs on-line

E-Notification

E-Notification is one of many activities the City and County make available. Go to www.lincoln.ne.gov, Keyword: jobs. Click on to e-Notification then click onto MyInterlinc to access your account. Enter your user I.D. and password. If you are "new" to MyInterlinc, click on to "Join Now" to assign yourself an I.D. and password. Record the I.D. and password as you will need to remember them for future access to your application. Applicants are responsible for updating information (E-mail, phone, home address, etc) on the electronic application.
You MUST CHECK the box if you wish to be notified. You may select up to 10 jobs each for both the City and County. Should any of those positions "open" to the general public, you will receive notification by e-mail or by U. S. Mail to your home address. At that time you would need to complete and submit an on-line application and the supplemental questions for each "open" position of interest. To access class code descriptions to better select positions for

How Do I Apply for Jobs on-line?

Log onto: www.lincoln.ne.gov, keyword: jobs. (And use the same user I.D. and password each time) or click on the following Job Vacancies to view current jobs that are available.

Computers are available at City/County Employment Office at 555 South 10th Street, Room 302, Lincoln, NE to assist in filling out an application and supplemental questionnaire.

Hours are:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Or call our Voice Mail at (402) 441-7597.

Applications and supplementals must be completed on-line. Double check your application and questionnaire for accuracy and detailed information. Many applicants miss their chances for an interview due to a lack of detail.

Note: City/County jobs are updated every Friday at 12:00am. All electronic submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the position. After the 11:59pm deadline, if you are still entering, the electronic file will disappear - NOT SUBMITTED. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete the application and the supplemental questions well in advance of the Friday closing deadline.

Resumes are not part of the application process, however, may be presented at the time of a personal interview.

How Do I Know If I Will Get An Interview?

The application process usually takes 2-3 weeks from the time the position closes to the time when the department receives the certificate of eligibles to contact for interviews.

The Employment Office screens applications and supplemental questionnaires for each position after the closing date. They review applications and supplemental questionnaires to make sure each applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the job and weigh the remaining questions on the supplemental questionnaire. Those applicants with the highest scores become the top candidates.

The top candidates are referred to the department with the opening. The remaining applicants will receive a letter or e-mail notifying them that they have not been referred.

Why Seek Employment With the City or County?

For many reasons - job security advancement opportunities, excellent benefits, career : development training opportunities, plus the satisfaction of working with people you like and knowing that the work you do is important to the community