Job Eligible List (Definition)


Eligible lists are often used to fill categories of positions that become vacant frequently throughout the year. Rather than advertise each vacancy as it occurs, an eligible list allows the County to maintain a ready pool of qualified applicants. Agencies can then fill the position more quickly since it will have immediate access to a qualified pool of applicants. The advantage for applicants is that they do not have to worry about applying over and over again as jobs become vacant. Once an applicant is on an eligible list, they will automatically be considered for every vacancy in that job category.

Some eligible lists in use at this time are 3-month, renewable eligible lists. This means that you are considered an active applicant for three months at a time. You can renew your eligibility for another three months at any time. Just use the "Quick Apply" feature in AIMS and apply to the eligible list again. Be sure that your resume is up-to-date, since the resume that currently resides in your AIMS account will be submitted when you renew your eligibility.

Other eligible lists are used for a specific period and are not renewable. Whether the eligible list is renewable or not will be stated in the job announcement. Please be sure to check the job announcement carefully for information on how the eligible list is managed.


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