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Applying for a Job with Miami-Dade County
- Creating a Profile
- Responding to Job Postings
- Applying for Multiple Positions
- Expressing General Interest
- Job Categories
All applicants must register before applying for a job. You can search for jobs without registering. However, you cannot apply for a job until you have registered.
- Miami-Dade County Government Employees
Read the step-by-step instructions on how to register if you are a Miami-Dade County government employee.
- Non-County Employees
Read the step-by-step instructions on how to register if you are not a Miami-Dade County government employee.
Creating a Profile
By registering and providing information such as your name, address and contact information you start creating a unique picture of yourself, you create a profile, telling the system who you are, where you can be contacted.
Once you create your profile, you can make edits or changes to it as needed. You should edit the information if you get a new email or street address or a new telephone number.
Note: The information on changes to profiles applies only to applicants who are not current Miami-Dade County employees. Current Miami-Dade County employees can only update their email addresses online. Other changes to their profiles must be processed through their departmental personnel representatives (DPRs).
Applicant profiles will be available online at any time unless the account has not had any activity for two years. After two years of inactivity, the profile will be purged.
The system requires that each applicant enter his or her birth date and the last five digits of his or her social security number. This information will be used with other personal characteristics such as your name and address to make sure each applicant profile is unique.
The date of birth is one element, among many, of the formula the County uses to insure the unique identification of each person who uses the online application for employment.
Older systems, including the one the County previously used, require the applicant to use his or her social security number as the distinctive factor. Since current trends and best business practices indicate that at this first stage of the application process, other mechanisms are preferable in order to prevent compromising an individual’s security, the date of birth is used and the social security number is not requested until a contingent job offer has been made.
Miami-Dade County is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a fair and equitable selection process. The date of birth will be used solely for identification purposes and will not be used in making hiring decisions.
Social Security Number
Miami-Dade County Human Resources collects your Social Security Number for the following purposes:
- identification and verification,
- creating a record of your employment application and
- maintaining your password account.
- Social Security Numbers are also used as a unique numeric identifier and may be used for search purposes.
In accordance with Florida law, any paperwork related to conducting official business with the government is a public record. Employment applications fall under the definition of a public record, which means that applications to the County are available for review upon request.
Under Section 119 we can replace with the word: Miami-Dade County is a public entity subject to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes concerning public records which includes all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency."Back to Top
Responding to Job Postings
When responding to a print advertisement or online posting, your application will be linked to a specific vacancy (job opening number) and your qualifications will be screened against the announced job requirements.
How do I find a job if I only have a job announcement number?
The system allows users to search for information in a variety of ways. To find a vacancy announcement for which you have only a number, follow on-screen instructions on how to conduct advanced searches. When you reach the data entry page, leave all fields blank except for the job opening ID field. A job announcement number and a job opening ID are one and the same.
Applying for Multiple Positions
Miami-Dade County procedures require one application per position. Each time you want to be considered for a position, you need to send an application. Although one application per job is necessary, after you create a user profile, you only have to answer the questions that are specific to the job for which you are applying.
By getting information from the user profile, the time that it takes to complete a second, third or fourth application is significantly shorter than the time it took to set up the original profile. Each time you edit your profile, the new information will be dropped into each application stored in the database.
The online application system requires that you apply for each job in which you're interested. If you are interested in being considered for employment in five different classifications, you need to submit five separate applications. As long as you turn in one application per job, there is no limit to the number of jobs you can apply for with the County.Back to Top
Expressing General Interest
When expressing a general interest in employment or applying without a job, your application will be saved in a database available to hiring managers and recruiters. If you have indicated that you possess knowledge, skills and abilities the county is seeking in a prospective employee, you may be contacted to apply or interview for a specific position.Back to Top
In the Miami-Dade County employment system, there are two categories of jobs:
- Classified Service
The classified service is the County's civil service system and consists of all positions not specifically exempted in Section 2-41 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. Employees occupying these positions are subject to the Personnel Rules for the Classified Service. Among other important protections, once employees successfully complete their probationary periods, employees in the classified service earn seniority rights to the classifications in which they have served and have various appeal rights.
- Exempt Service
Employees in positions exempted from the classified service by Section 2-41 of the Code of Miami-Dade County work at the discretion of their respective department directors.
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