Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do employment opportunities remain posted on the site?

A: Job postings remain on the site until the closing date which is at least five business days from the date of issue for in-house postings and at least seven days for all postings open to the public.
Q: If I currently work for State or Local Government, may I transfer my sick and annual leave?

A: As a matter of fiscal responsibility, Craven County does not accept sick or annual leave from other entities.
Q: Where do I apply for positions with the Sheriff's Office?

A: Applications for these positions are only available in the Sheriff's Office, located at 1100 Clarks Rd, New Bern, 28562. Call (252) 636-6620 for information.
Q: I just found out about a vacancy that closed yesterday. May I still submit an application?

A: Craven County cannot accept applications submitted past the official closing date listed on the vacancy announcement.
Q: Do I have to be a Craven County resident or US Citizen to become employed by Craven County?

A: Craven County residency is not required on most jobs. If it is a requirement, it will so state in the advertisement. Non-US citizens must be able to show proof they can work legally in this country and present documents verifying immigration status.
Q: Do I have to complete the "work history" section of my application? Can I just submit my resumé?

A: You may attach a resumé, however you must also complete all mandatory sections of the online application, including the work history section of the application, in order for your application to receive consideration.
Q: Am I required to submit a separate application for each job I want to apply for, or may I submit only one and be considered for all jobs for which I am eligible?

A: You must submit a separate application for each position for which you would like to be considered.
Q: Where do I obtain a work permit?

A: To obtain a work permit you may apply online with the NC Department of Labor or go to your local Department of Social Services.
Q: How often are new positions posted on the Craven County website?

A: New positions are posted as they become available, usually several times a week. You may wish to check our website weekly.
Q: How are applications assessed?

A: All applicants are assessed relative to the qualifications listed on the job posting. Only those applicants who meet the stated qualifications are eligible for consideration. If a pre-employment test is required, you will be contacted for an appointment. Meeting the minimum qualifications of the posting does not automatically mean that you will be referred for the position posted as all applicants are assessed on a competitive basis.
Q: How will I be notified if I am not selected for an interview?

A: You will receive a letter by mail about your referral status.
Q: What are the office hours of the Human Resources Department?

A: The Human Resources Department is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Q: How will I be notified if I am to be interviewed?

A: The Department Head or designee will contact you to arrange an interview.
Q: How do I find out if a position is still available?

A: The Craven County Employment web page is updated regularly. If the position for which you submitted your application is not listed, it is no longer available.
Q: What does it mean when a vacancy states the closing date is "continuous" or "until filled"?

A: A continuous or open until filled closing date means that the vacancy does not have a closing date. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
Q: Am I required to disclose criminal convictions that have been expunged?

A: No, State law allows applicants to not disclose any arrest, charge, or conviction that has been expunged.




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