After months (actually, years) of work, the City of Bowling Green Human Resources and Information Technology staff have accomplished a long-time goal: to have the City employment application process on-line where applicants can complete and submit an employment application electronically.
This new software was tested in the fall and became operational January 1, 2015. Now, anyone wanting to apply for employment with the City will complete and submit their application on-line. This new process also applies to internal employees wishing to apply for a transfer or promotion, as well as folks who want to volunteer in City government.
If you don’t have a personal computer, please feel free to visit the Human Resources Department at City Hall (1001 College Street) and use one of the two machines set up in the lobby for applicants. Staff will be more than happy to assist anyone who needs help.
There are several benefits to this new software and process. Applicants will receive confirmation that their application was received; if someone wants to apply for multiple positions during the year, they can update and resubmit the same application; data entry by HR staff is significantly reduced; this software allows for review of the applicant’s qualifications based on established minimum standards from the job description; and once an applicant is deemed to meet the minimum qualifications and has passed the criminal history check, the hiring department can view the application online.
The online application process is designed to be more efficient for staff and for those applying. Information on available jobs can be found at www.bgky.org/jobs by signing up for eNews at http://www.bgky.org/connect/newsletter or by calling 270-393-3667.