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Are there cut off dates for sending resumes/applications?
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​All advertised positions indicate the deadline for submissions. Unless otherwise stated, applications will be accepted until midnight on the application deadline date. Resumes not received by the deadline will not be considered.

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Are you recruiting for Firefighters at this time?
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​When we are actively recruiting for a Firefighter position, a posting will be available on the Fire and Emergency Services portion of the Township website.

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Can I send my resume/application at any time?
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​Resumes can be submitted at any time and will be maintained on file for a period of three months. It is recommended that you apply individually for each position that interests you. Personal Information is collected under the Municipal Act.

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Do you hire Summer Students?
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​From time to time the Township hires summer students. Please check with Parks Recreation and Culture Department directly (905-833-5321) if you are interested in a summer placement with the Township of King.

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Do you offer Co-op student placement?
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​From time to time, The Township of King does offer co-op placements. Please check with The Human Resources Coordinator (x.4015) if interested in a co-op placement.

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How can I submit my resume for a posted position?
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1) Submit personally or mail to:

Human Resourcesa
Township of King
2075 King Road
King City, ON L7B 1A1

2) Fax to: 905-833-8474

3) E-mail to: hr@king.ca

To ensure that your resume is considered, be sure to include the title of the position being applied for.

A separate resume must be submitted for each position you are applying for.

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How do I apply for jobs with the Township of King?
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​The most effective way to apply for a position with the Township is to submit a resume and cover letter

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How do I become a volunteer with the Township of King?
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​Many volunteer opportunities are advertised in the local papers and on our website. Applications for our various Council appointed boards/committees can be submitted directly to the Clerks Department.

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How often are jobs posted on the Township of King’s Website?
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​Visit the website often, as positions are posted to the current employment opportunities section as soon as they are available.

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What is the difference between internal and external vacancies?
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​Some of the staff within the Township are unionized and therefore any union position vacancies must be posted for current employees first. If a suitable candidate is not found then the search continues externally to the general public. Depending on the position, non-union and management positions may be advertised both internally and externally at the same time.

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When can I expect to hear from you after submitting an application for a job?
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​When a posted position closes applications are forwarded to the Department where the opening exists and only those selected for an interview will be contacted (approximately 2-4 weeks). We thank all applicants for their interest but due to the volume of applications received we are unable to contact everyone who applies.

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Where are jobs with the Township of King advertised?
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As positions become available, they are posted on the Township’s website www.king.ca. In addition various newspapers and external websites may be used to supplement the recruitment process (examples King Weekly, King Sentinel, various professional associations)

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How do I know my application has been received?
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​When you apply online, a confirmation notice will be delivered to your email address once your application has been successfully submitted and received.

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How is my application assessed?
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​Applications are assessed based on the information provided by an applicant against the requirements of the position. The more complete your submission, the better your chances. Providing full details of education, licenses, certificates and work experience assists in the candidate selection process.

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How will I know if I am selected for an interview?
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​You will receive a phone call from a member of the Human Resources Department inviting you to attend an interview. Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Is there a preferred method to format my resume and documents?
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​Here are some tips to ensure the data on your resume is gathered and displayed correctly:

  • As a general rule, the more clearly and consistently a resume is formatted, the more accurate the information is transferred
  • Use the same font type throughout
  • Be consistent in how you bold and underline
  • Avoid using unrelated or extensive tables, graphics, WordArt, etc. as your information may be missed and/or displayed differently than you had intended.

Try to label sections: work history, education, credentials etc.

Before applying, you may find it helpful to review tips on how to develop a resume and conduct yourself in an interview. There are many excellent reference sources available including many online sites offering free information, such as http://careerconfidential.com/.

Interview Etiquette:

  • Please listen carefully to the instructions given at the beginning, as these are guidelines as to how the interview will be structured
  • If you are unclear to what the question is asking, please ask the panelist to repeat or clarify the question.
  • When asked behavioral questions, please focus on answering what has been asked and staying on track; if the panel wants more information they will let you know.
  • We will be writing down your answers so please try to give as much information as possible because we can only assess you on what you tell us during the interview.
  • You will have an opportunity at the end of the interview to ask any questions you may have about the position and/or recruitment process.
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Can I apply for more than one position at a time?
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​You are welcome to apply for any position you are interested in. However, please specify which position you are applying to in your email.

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I have submitted my application but now realize there is an error in the information I have provided.What should I do?
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​You can update the information in your resume and then resubmit it to us. Please include in the title of the email that you are updating your resume.