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Employment Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the closing date for each position is listed on the job posting. All application materials (including Veteran's Preference documentation) must be received by the posted close date. Once a position closes, it will be removed from the web site and applications will not be accepted. Job Opportunities which have 'Continuous' or 'Open until filled' listed as the closing date will remain open until all positions have been filled.

Do I have to fill out an application?

Yes, everyone who applies for a position with the City of Newport is required to submit an application.

How can I obtain/submit a paper copy of the City’s Employment Application?

The City of Newport does not accept paper applications.

I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?

No, once a closing date for a position has passed, no applications will be accepted or considered. Please continue to visit the City of Newport web site and apply for new jobs as they become available.

How do I know if I am qualified for this job?

You will know that you are qualified for the job posting if you review the ‘Qualifications’ section of the job posting and find that your work experience and educational background meets or exceeds the requirements.

Your application materials, including your answers to the 'Supplemental Questions,' will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and how you meet the desired qualifications for the position to which you have applied. Answers to questions about specific skills and experiences must be supported in your work experience statements in the application form. Only those individuals who meet the minimum qualifications AND are the most qualified will be invited to an interview.

If all the required information is not provided, your application will not be considered.

What if I am not chosen?

Vacancies are filled in a competitive process. If you are not chosen, it does not necessarily mean that there was something wrong with your application, or that you performed poorly during an interview (if selected for an interview). It simply means that someone else was selected who more closely meets our needs for the position. Continue to check our job openings for other jobs that interest you, and apply if you feel you meet the minimum qualifications.

Who will see my application if I use the City of Newport on-line application process?

The City of Newport takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server. Only the Human Resources Department and designated staff who are authorized to review applications for specific job openings will have access. The City of Newport does not share its database with other organizations. Certain information is kept confidential within the Human Resources Department and is not shared with anyone. This would include information on EEO related questions such as race, age, and ethnicity.