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Questions About Applying

We do all of our job applications online. Make sure you double check the closing date!

Is there an application deadline?

The closing date for each position is listed on the position description. All application materials (including Veteran’s Preference documentation) must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the posted close date. Once a position closes, it will be removed from the website and applications will not be accepted.

Some job opportunities list “Continuous” under the closing date. These opportunities remain open until filled.

I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?

Once a closing date for a position has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered. Please continue to visit the Employment Opportunities website and apply for new jobs as they become available. You can also complete a job interest card to be notified when a position is posted in your area(s) of interest.

How can I get a paper copy of the application?

All applicants are required to apply online.

Do I need to live in the City of Brooklyn Park?

In most cases, you do not need to be a resident of the City of Brooklyn Park to apply or be hired for a current opening.

Paid on-call firefighters must live within established response time of a fire station to be eligible.

What type of computer setup is needed to apply online?

You need a personal computer with a web browser program and a connection to the internet.

What if I don’t have a computer?

If you do not have a computer:

  • Use a computer at a local library
  • Use a computer at a local Minnesota Workforce Center
  • Use the computer in the lobby at the Brooklyn Park City Hall

Family and friends may also have a computer with Internet access available for your use.

How long will it take to apply for a job?

On average, allow approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete your application.

After you complete the section labeled “Agency Wide Questions,” you can either click the “Save and Proceed” button to move to the next step of the application process or click the “Save Work in Progress” button and complete it at a later time.

Note: You must click the “Confirm” button at the end of the application by 5:00 p.m. on the posted close date to be considered for recruitment.

How can I verify that my application has been received?

After you submit your application electronically, you will receive an email confirmation. You should verify the positions you have submitted applications for. Click on the “Career Seekers” tab and login with your user ID and password. Then click on the “Application Status” tab.

How can I add additional employment or education entries?

Go to Government Jobs and click on the “Career Seekers” tab and login with your user ID and password. You will see a list of applications you have created.

Choose the application you want to modify and click the “Edit” link.

Click the “Add Education” or “Add Work Experience” links in each section. List education and/or work experience in chronological order, starting with the most recent.

After each entry, click the “Save and View Application” button.

How do I change my address, telephone, or email information?

If the position is currently open, you may contact Human Resources at 763-493-8141 during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How can I review the status of recruitment, my account, or my application?

Go to Government Jobs and click on the “Career Seekers” tab and login with your user ID and password.

Then click on the “Application Status” tab. You will see a list of your applications and their status

How do I know if I am qualified for this job?

The minimum qualifications and supplemental questions are listed in the job bulletin. Your application will be reviewed, along with any other materials required on the job bulletin, to determine whether you meet these qualifications. Your education and experience, licenses, certificates, and special skills will be reviewed. If all the information is not provided, you may be considered unqualified or less qualified than other applicants.

How will I be contacted regarding the status of the position I applied for?

The Human Resources Division will contact you. Be sure to check the email address you provided with your application. Failure to respond may result in removal from consideration.

Do I have to submit a separate application for each posting?

Yes. However, once you create an account, you may build an application and submit that application for multiple jobs by clicking the “Populate” button to automatically answer the agency-wide questions. Review and update your application as necessary. Once your account is created, applying for positions is quick and easy.

What types of tests are given?

Testing and assessment varies for each position. Some positions require a written examination, an oral examination or a skills examination.

What if I need an accommodation to apply for or perform a job?

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the selection process or to perform work once hired due to a disability, please contact Human Resources at 763-493-8141.