Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is my application kept on file?
We do not keep applications on file. We only accept applications for positions that we are currently recruiting for.
Q: Can I apply for more than one job on my application?
No. You will need to complete a separate application for each position you wish to apply for.
Q: What are your normal working hours?
Our normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, some work schedules may vary, depending upon the needs of the department. The Sheriff’s Office, Detention Center, Communications Department and Emergency Services work a shift schedule.
Q: How often will "new" jobs be listed and where do you advertise your vacancies?
New jobs are posted as they are submitted by the departments. Persons interested in reviewing our job vacancies may do one of the following:
- Click on Career Opportunities link on this page to view our current listing of available positions;
- Visit the Administration Building where job announcements are posted on the Employment Opportunities bulletin board on the first floor; or
- Visit your local Division of Employment Security or their website at: www.des.nc.gov.
Q: How do I submit my completed employment application?
There are several ways you can submit your application to the Human Resources Department:
Franklin County Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 113 Market Street, Louisburg, NC 27549
Note: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
** Note: Applications for positions at the Department of Social Services or Health Department should be submitted via the instructions on the job posting.
Q: Do you handle the applications for the Sheriff's Department or Detention Center?
No. The Sheriff's Department and Detention Center accepts and processes their own employment applications. If you are interested in a position with any of these offices, you will need to contact them directly.
Q: What are some tips to help me in completing my application?
Complete the application as thoroughly and accurately as possible. The initial phase of the selection process will be based on the application and materials furnished with the application. Be sure to sign the application. Our application form is the basis for candidate evaluation and interview selection and therefore needs to be complete, accurate and signed. Incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be forwarded to the hiring authority for consideration.
Q: Will my application be considered if it is submitted after the closing date on the job announcement?
No. You must meet the stated deadline to be eligible for consideration for any position. This means the application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date for the position. If you turn in an application after the deadline, it will not be considered. Please note: If a position is listed as Open until Filled, this rule does not apply.
Q: What happens after I submit my application?
Your application will be logged into our database and compiled into an application file, along with all the other applications for that position. Nothing else will happen to your application, until after the closeout date. The day after the closeout date, the applications will be evaluated by the hiring department. The applications are evaluated for requirements stated in the job announcement. Applicants who do not possess the essential license, certificates, skills, education, or experience are eliminated from the process. From this group, the most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring authority for an interview.
Q: Can I expect to be notified of the status of my application?
Yes. All applicants who applied for the position will be notified by the Human Resources Department by mail, once the successful candidate is hired.
Q: Why does the hiring process take so long?
The period of time it takes to hire someone can be impacted by several factors: the number of applications received, the number of job openings within the department being recruited, the workload of the department doing the hiring process, holiday breaks, supervisor and department head schedules, and any unexpected events.
Q: I applied for a position about 6 months ago but did not get it. Now I see there is another similar position available. Do I have to submit another application or can you use the one on file?
Yes. You will need to submit a new application. Franklin County does not keep applications on file.
Q: If I do not see a job listed on the website that I am interested in, can I send you a resume and have you keep it on file, then you'll notify me when a position I'm suitable for opens up?
No. We will accept your completed application during active posting periods only.
Q: The Division of Employment Security provided me with information on a job opening with Franklin County, but it is not listed on your website. Why?
Franklin County sends all job listings to the Division of Employment Security. They in turn post our openings on their database and website as a courtesy. We have no control over the information they make available to their clients or how long or when it is posted to their website. If there is a discrepancy between the information provided to you by the Division of Employment Security and Franklin County regarding one of our job announcements, please contact the Human Resources Department at 919-497-5817 for clarification.