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Employment FAQs

How do I apply for a position advertised on the UMBC Human Resources website?

Do I submit an application or a resume?

Can I fax or e-mail my application/resume?

How will I know if you received my application?

What is the process for reviewing applications?

Do you keep applications on file for future vacancies?

When do I need to fill out a new application?

Do I need to take a typing test?

If I meet the qualifications for a non-exempt position, will I be called for an interview?

How long after the closing date should I expect to hear something?

May I submit a resume instead of an application form?

Do grant funded positions offer benefits?

What is the difference between exempt and non-exempt?

What does “contractual” mean? How long does a contract last?

How often are the position listings updated?

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?

 

How do I apply for a position advertised on the UMBC Human Resources website?

Follow the instructions on the job announcement and submit the application materials to the address listed.  For more information see our  How to Apply section.



Do I submit an application or a resume?

A UMBC application is required for all nonexempt staff positions. Applications should be submitted to UMBC, Department of Human Resources, 532 Administration Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. A copy of your resume and a cover letter may be submitted with the application. Exempt staff positions require a resume to be submitted directly to the hiring department. Check the job listing for specific requirements and instructions for applying. For more information see our How to Apply section.


Can I fax or e-mail my application/resume?

Applications may not be faxed or e-mailed. You may either mail it or hand-deliver it to the Human Resources Department. Please follow the application instructions on the job posting when applying for an exempt position.


How will I know if you received my application?

You will receive an EEO survey card in the mail approximately one week after the Human Resources Department has received your application. This card lets you know your application was received and requests information from you to assist UMBC in meeting its Federal and State reporting requirements.


What is the process for reviewing applications?

All applications submitted must be for a specific vacancy. After the closing date, an Employment Specialist will review the applications to determine if the minimum qualifications are met for the position. A list of all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and copies of their application forms will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. It is very important to fill out the application form completely and accurately so that full consideration may be given for all of your experience. Read more about the application review process.


Do you keep applications on file for future vacancies?

No. An application must be submitted for each open position for which you are applying.


When do I need to fill out a new application?

You need to fill out an application for each open position for which you are applying. You may submit a photocopy of your application, indicating the new job number. You may want to update your application before submitting, if you have additional experience and skills that are relevant to the position.

Do I need to take a typing test? 

UMBC no longer requires a speed typing test for all secretarial and administrative assistant positions.  If any type of skill testing is required, it will be noted in the job announcement.


If I meet the qualifications for a nonexempt position, will I be called for an interview?

Not necessarily. Once the applications are reviewed to determine eligibility, those applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be forwarded to the hiring department. The department will then evaluate the applications to determine who will be invited for an interview. If you are selected for an interview, the department will contact you directly.


How long after the closing date should I expect to hear something?

If you do not hear something within thirty days after the closing date, you can assume you will not be called for an interview. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring department will contact you directly. Only those applicants for further consideration will be contacted.


May I submit a resume instead of an application form?

Non-exempt positions require that a UMBC application form be submitted. A resume may not be submitted instead of the application. You may however, attach a copy of the resume to the application form. Exempt and faculty positions do not require an application form. Check the job listing for specifics on how to apply for the position that interests you.


Do grant funded positions offer benefits?

Many of the grant funded positions offer partial or full benefits depending on the specifics of the grant.


What is the difference between exempt and non-exempt?

Exempt positions are not subject to overtime based on the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Examples included: Managers, Directors, Coordinators, Executives, etc. Non-exempt positions are subject to overtime based on the provisions of FLSA. Examples include: Grounds Keepers, Office Clerks, and Administrative Assistants. Non-exempt positions are paid on an hourly basis and are subject to overtime if required to work beyond a 40 hour workweek.


What does “contractual” mean? How long does a contract last?

“Contractual” means that an employee is hired under a written contract for a position typically lasting one year, and the employee usually works a minimum of 20 hours per week. A limited leave package and employee paid benefits programs may be available. Appointments may be renewable.


How often are the position listings updated?

Position listings on this web site are updated frequently. Every effort is made to update and add new positions on a daily basis. We suggest you bookmark the site and check back often to learn about new opportunities that are available.


Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?

Contact a member of the Employment Staff.