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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Human Resources Department office hours?

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (open during the lunch hour)

How can I apply for open jobs?

-  Online applications are preferred, but we accept paper applications too.
-  Resumes may not be substituted in place of the application.
-  Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume in addition to the application.
-  Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources office for proper processing.
-  Applications are reviewed as they are received.
-  Human Resources will notify you if any additional documents are needed.
-  Hiring departments will only contact applicants they wish to interview.

What types of positions are available with Boone County?

Full Time Position: Full time employees are budgeted for 2080 work hours per year annually in each budget year.

Part Time Position: Part time employees are budgeted for less than 2080 work hours per year annually in each budget year.

Temporary: Temporary employees are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in completion of a specific project.  Temporary employees receive legally mandated benefits, such as workers' compensation insurance and Social Security, but are ineligible for the County's other benefits.

How often do we advertise open jobs?

As they become available.

Where do we advertise open jobs?

http://showmeboone.com/HR
-  Columbia Daily Tribune
-  Local Schools, Colleges, and Universities
-  Career Centers, Churches, and various other civic groups

-  Online career websites

Can I apply for jobs that are not advertised?

No, applications are only accepted for open positions.

Who do I notify if the information on my application has changed?

Please email hr@boonecountymo.org or call Human Resources at (573) 886-4395

When and where are typing tests given?

Our typing test is given Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis, except for State holidays.  Our office is located at:

613 E. Ash Street, Room 102, Columbia, MO  65201.

If I live outside Columbia or Missouri, where do I take the typing test?

Please make arrangements for a typing test at your local Work Force Development Office. We accept valid typing scores from your local Workforce Development office.  Find your local Workforce Development Center in Missouri here: http://jobs.mo.gov/jobseeker/find-a-career-center

When is my typing test score invalid?

-  Typing scores less than the minimum required for the specific position are considered invalid.
-  Typing tests taken on the internet are considered invalid, except if given by a member in Human     Resources at our office.
-  Typing test scores more than a year old are considered invalid.

How do I obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver's License)?

Contact the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles at (573) 882-9593 or visit their web site at http://dor.mo.gov/mvdl/drivers/

How do I obtain a valid class A or B Missouri Peace Officer License?

For more information please visit: http://www.dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/post/training.asp

Am I required to live in Boone County as a Deputy Sheriff?

You are required to live in Boone County as a Deputy Sheriff, but not for other positions within the Sheriff's Department.

If you have my application on file, why do I have to apply again?

Applications are designated for specific positions and need to include your most current information, shift availablility, references, skills, and appropriate dates.

How many people have applied?

We don't discuss other applicants or the number of other applicants.

Should I contact the hiring department to follow up?

We can not advise you one way or the other, but we will contact you when we have information pertaining to your application.

Who can I contact to follow up on the application/interview process?

Contact Human Resources for updates on the position; however, we will contact you when we have information pertaining to your application.

When will the department fill the position?

There's no set time frame, applications are reviewed as they are received.

Why wasn't I interviewed/selected for this position?

We don't discuss details regarding applicant selection.

How can I improve my interview skills for the next time?

We don't provide individualized feedback regarding your application or interview processes.

What benefits are offered?

Summary of Benefits

For a detailed description of the benefits provided by Boone County Government, please contact the Human Resources Office at (573) 886-4395.

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