The Hiring Process

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Current Employment Opportunities

The Human Resources Department manages the recruitment and selection of applicants for all position vacancies.  Employment opportunities are posted as they become available for recruitment.  Available employment opportunities and the ability to apply for those positions are located under the Employment Opportunities  section.   All advertised employment opportunities are also posted  with NC Works and may be posted with other relevant publications. 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources department by the closing time and date posted for the position.  When an employment opportunity is listed as “open until filled,” apply immediately as the position may close without notice. 

Resumes alone do not qualify as an application, but may be attached to a completed online application, along with attachments that supplement your resume or qualifications.  Some positions require an additional supplemental questionnaire which  will be included with the online application. 

Applicants are normally contacted for interviews approximately two to four weeks after the recruitment closing date.  For jobs that are “open until filled,” applicants are screened for possible referral to the hiring department in the order in which their application is received.

Completing an Online Application

The Town of Nashville accepts online applications.  Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of your online application.  For those applicants using NC Works, a Town of Nashville application is also required.  For those persons without access to a computer, the Harold D. Cooley Library, located at 114 W. Church Street, offers workstations that may be used between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays (with the exception of Town holidays).

We only accept applications for positions for which we are actively recruiting.  To ensure consideration, completed applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources Department by the position closing time and date posted.  When an employment opportunity is listed as “open until filled,” apply immediately as the position may close without notice.

Applicants should be aware that providing any false information, omissions, or misrepresentation of facts in your application may result in your application being rejected or in your dismissal, if employed.

Application Screening and Referral of Candidates

In considering your application, your qualifications including education, experience, skills, work record, and availability will be evaluated in relation to the job requirements.  Based on this screening process, only a limited number of applicants will be referred to the hiring manager and not all applicants will be offered an interview.  Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager to schedule interviews and/or participate in assessment centers, depending on the position.

Application Status Notifications

All applicants will be notified by either email or mail of their application status.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of the Town of Nashville to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunity.  The Town shall select employees on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications for the job and award them with respect to compensation and opportunity for training and advancement, including upgrading and promotion, without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or marital status. 

Applicants with physical disabilities shall be given equal consideration with other applicants for positions in which their disabilities do not represent an unreasonable barrier to satisfactory performance of essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Identity and Employability

If employed, you must submit proof of identity and eligibility for legal employment by your third day of work.  Contact the Human Resources Department for a complete list of acceptable documents.

All positions require pre-employment drug testing following a conditional offer of employment.  Current employees will not be required to submit to drug testing in order to transfer or be promoted.  Certain positions require a pre-employment physical which will be paid for by the Town.  These physicals will be scheduled only after a conditional offer is extended.  Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the screening(s). 

Probationary Period

Most new employees are subject to a probationary period of six months, with the exception of Department Heads, Police Officers and Firefighters.  These employees will serve a one-year probationary period.  At the end of the probationary period, should performance and conduct meet acceptable standards, a regular appointment is given.  If not, employment may be terminated at any time during the probationary period.