Employment FAQ

Questions Commonly Asked Before Applying for a Position

I found a job that looks interesting! What is the application process?

Central Lincoln has partnered with NeoGov to provide the process and framework for our hiring process. You will be required to create an account with them in order to apply for one of our positions.
All current openings can be accessed via our website at CLPUD.ORG/employment. To view positions posted click on Employment Opportunities. A separate application must be submitted for each available position for which you wish to apply. Applications must be received by the closing date of the job posting.

We encourage you to complete each part of the application in detail. You can add additional work history and education as needed. Please start with the most recent experience/educational entry when prioritizing your information. Each time you input information you will need to click on the ‘Save’ button. If the system is inactive over 60 minutes it will automatically log you off.

Central Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position. Any applicant that requires additional assistance during the recruitment process should contact Central Lincoln Human Resources by phone at 541–265–3211 or e-mail us.

What is Central Lincoln's policy on Veteran's preference, Equal Opportunity, or Family Medical Leave Act?

Central Lincoln PUD is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

For more information, please refer to Central Lincoln’s Veteran’s Preference PolicyFamily Medical Leave Act (PDF), or the publication Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law (PDF).

Can I submit my application on paper?

Central Lincoln does not accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted through our partner service NeoGov.

What if I do not have a computer?

If you do not own a computer, or do not know how to use one, you may:

  • Visit your local WorkSource Oregon Center for assistance and use of a public access computer
  • Use a public access computer at any Public Library.
What if I do not have an e-mail address?

If you do not already have an e-mail address, free e-mail accounts are available through a number of internet providers. Central Lincoln cannot endorse any particular provider, but examples of free e-mail providers include: Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google.

Is NeoGov® a secure site?

Users can be confident that they are enjoying the same level of trust and security used by all of the Top 40 Web sites and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Only authorized employees in the Human Resources Department and authorized staff designated to review specific job openings will have access. Central Lincoln does not share its database with other companies.  All user information is stored and protected by NeoGov.

If I have questions about job postings and the application process, what should I do?

For questions about specific job postings or the hiring process, call Central Lincoln at 541–265–3211 or e-mail us.

If you are having technical difficulties using the system to apply for a job online, contact NeoGov during their business hours, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday at 888–636–4681.

How does Central Lincoln determine whether I am qualified for a job?

Central Lincoln determines whether you meet the minimum requirements for the position applied for by referencing your application materials including your education history, work history, and answers to ‘Supplemental Questions.’  If a requirement is specified in the job posting, it is in your best interest to ensure that your submitted application clearly states how your qualifications meet the desired requirement. Answers to questions about specific experiences must be supported in your work experience statements in the application form. Only those individuals who most closely match the desired attributes will be invited to an interview.

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

Who will see my application if I use Central Lincoln on-line application process?

Central Lincoln takes your privacy very seriously. All information is on a secure web server hosted by NeoGov®. Only the Human Resources Department and designated staff who are authorized to review applications for specific job openings will have access. Central Lincoln does not share its database with other companies. 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 sex and ethnicity.

If I submitted an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

No, you must submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in. To ensure you will be considered for other positions, watch the Central Lincoln website for available openings or complete an interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories.

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.

Employment Opportunities which have ‘Continuous’ or ‘Open until filled’ listed as the closing date will remain open until all positions have been filled. All continuous/open until filled positions will have various review dates and applicants will be screened on an ongoing basis.  You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible in order to be included in the next scheduled review.

How will I know when Central Lincoln is hiring for a specific job?

You may complete an interest card for e-mail notification of Job Categories. When a position with that title is posted you will receive notification at the e-mail address you provide.

How long will it take to apply for a job?

On average, allow approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete your application.

Note: You must submit your application by the posted close date in order to be considered for the job posting. Please allow plenty of time to apply online in case you have technical difficulties with your computer. Our advice is to not wait until the last day to apply.

Common Questions Asked After Applying

How can I review the status of recruitment, my account or application?

To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, you can go to the Applicant Login, enter your Username and Password, and then click on the ‘Application Status’ tab. You will see a list of your applications and their status.

How will I be contacted regarding the status of the position I applied for?

You will be contacted by a representative of Central Lincoln by email. Interview requests or job offers will be conveyed via telephone and/or email combination.

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 Central Lincoln website and apply for new jobs as they become available. You may also want to complete an interest card to be automatically notified when a position in which you are interested in opens. Interest cards are available by Job Category.

Note: Interest cards will not be sent out for internal job postings.

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 are qualified.

How do I change my address, telephone, or e-mail information?

You may update your address, telephone, or email information via your NeoGov account. To do so, after login, click “My Account” and then click on “Edit Contact information.”

This updates your master profile for all agencies to which you have submitted applications.