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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a question in one of the categories below to review the answers to our most common questions. ______________________________________________

About Applying with Los Rios:
Where can I find jobs that are available at the District?

Where can I complete an online application?

What types of jobs are available at the District?

How do I know what type of application to use?

Do I need to complete an application for temporary positions?
What will the Los Rios Community College District online application ask me?
What is required for a Faculty application?
What is required for a Classified application?
What is required for an Administrative application?

How do I update my application?

Can I save my online application before I finish completing it?

How does the application process work?

How long does it take to complete the online application?
I was logged out/lost my application/didnít finish applying, what do I do?
I canít remember my username/password.

How do I print a copy of my complete online application?

Why arenít all the jobs listed on the site?

I missed the deadline - can I still apply?

Can I apply for a posting by sending only my resume  (not completing an application)?
Can someone help me complete the online application?

Questions About Attachments:
How can I attach my documents online?

What are some limitations I may face while trying to attach documents to my online application?

What if I don't have my required document attachments in an electronic format/am unable to attach the documents to my online application and/or have already submitted my application and now want to attach a document?
Can I use my previously saved attachments for future postings that I apply for?

Technical Questions:

I am having a technical problem with my computer and cannot complete the application process. What can I do?
I am having a problem using the Back button to get to a prior page. It keeps returning me to the same page, what do I do?

Why isnít my bookmark valid when I come back to the site?

Why does the site require cookies?

Iím having trouble viewing the converted PDF documents.

Who will see my application if I use the online applicant site?

Where do I find jobs that are available at the District?

You may search for available job openings by visiting our website at www.losrios.edu and clicking on ďJob Openings."  Click on ĎSearch Postingsí or on the categories listed on the home page.

Where can I complete an online application?

You may complete an LRCCD application by visiting our website at www.losrios.edu and clicking on ďJob OpeningsĒ to apply. It is recommended you review the 5 Easy Steps to Apply before creating your online application. (Note:  A paper copy of your application is not required to be submitted to Human Resources.)

What types of jobs are available at the District?

There are 5 types of positions within the Los Rios Community College District. If you click on ďPosition TypeĒ, the drop down offers 5 choices, of which are the following (see specific definitions noted below only for further information):

     Adjunct Faculty (Faculty Application required) Ė Adjunct Faculty are part-time temporary positions such as Counselor, Coordinator, Nurse, Librarian, and/or Technical/Vocational or Instructional Instructor (i.e. Ė Cosmetology, Business, Mathematics, and English).  Visit Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Overview for more details on this process. 

     Faculty (Faculty Application required) Ė Faculty positions are Full-Time Tenure-Track or Long-Term Temporary positions such as Counselor, Coordinator, Nurse, Librarian, and/or Technical/Vocational or Instructional Instructor (i.e. Ė Cosmetology, Business, Mathematics, and English).  Applications are accepted only when these positions are advertised for a specific position and will have a specified closing date. 

     Administrative/Executive (Administrative Application required) Ė Administrative/Executive positions are typically Full-Time and Interim  positions, such as Dean, Vice President, Vice Chancellor positions.  Applications are accepted only when these positions are advertised for a specific position and will have a specified closing date.

     Classified (Support Staff) (Classified Application required) Ė Classified positions are generally for support staff type positions and fall under one of the following categories collective bargaining units/associations:  Los Rios Classified Employees Association (LRCEA), Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 (SEIU), Los Rios Supervisors Association (LRSA), and Confidential positions.  Applications are accepted only when these positions are advertised for a specific position and will have a specified closing date. 

     Classified Temporary (Support Staff) (Classified Application required) - Classified positions are generally for support staff positions.  Positions will either be for an ongoing pool, or may have a specified closing date. 

How do I know what type of application to use?

The application type required is indicated on the job posting, and only the correct application type will be accepted electronically. The three different types of applications are:

         Faculty Application- Teaching Positions, full and part-time
         Classified Application- Support Staff
         Administrative Application- Management and Director Positions

Do I need to complete an application for temporary positions?

Yes, applicants need to apply online for temporary positions, as well as all other position types.  Temporary positions are listed on the Search Postings page of the website under ďClassified Temporary (Support Staff)Ē.

What will the Los Rios Community College District online application ask me?

 The following will be asked on a Faculty Application:

  • Personal Information
  • Demographic Survey (optional)
  • Educational Background
  • Employment Experience in Education
  • Related Work Experience
  • Professional References

 The following will be asked on a Classified Application:

  • Personal Information
  • Demographic Survey (optional)
  • Education
  • Employment History

The following will be asked on an Administrative Application:

  • Personal Information
  • Demographic Survey (optional)
  • Education
  • Current/Prior Employment
  • Personal References
  • Additional Information (questions)

What is required for a Faculty application? 

  • A completed LRCCD Faculty application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Unofficial Transcripts*
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Please check specific job postings for any other supplemental materials that may be required for the posting. 

* Transcripts are required for all faculty positions. This is how Human Resources determine if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. If transcripts are not submitted by midnight on the deadline date of a job posting, the applicant will be disqualified.

 For adjunct postings, if transcripts are not submitted at the time of completing the online application, your application will remain in an Ďinactiveí status until we receive your transcripts.

 What is required for a Classified application? 

  • A completed LRCCD Classified application
  • Typing certificate (for postings that require a typing certificate as noted on the job posting)

Optional Attachments:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

 To assure that your application is as competitive as possible, It is recommended that whenever possible the optional attachments be included with the classified online application to.

What is required for an Administrative application?

  • A completed LRCCD Administrative application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Unofficial Transcripts*
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

 Please check with specific job posting for any other supplemental materials that may be required for the specific job posting. 

* Transcripts are required for all Administrative positions. This is how Human Resources determine if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must be submitted by midnight of the job posting closing date to be fully considered.

 How do I update my application?

Important Note: Unfortunately, any updates that are made to your online application will not be automatically updated to any postings that you have applied to. However, if you need to update your application for a posting that you have applied for BEFORE the posting closing date, contact Human Resources at (916) 568-3112 to update for you (for postings that are continuously open, such as adjunct faculty or temporary classified pools, contact Human Resources once you have updated your application).  If it is past the closing dates of any postings you have applied to, then any information that is updated can only be used for future postings that you apply for. 

If you need to update your application please do the following:

1.   Login to our online application system, and click on ďManage ApplicationsĒ - choose the application you want to Edit (Administrative, Classified, Faculty).

2.   Edit and update your application information.  Click "Save and Continue to Next" to the final page to ensure your application is saved.

Please note that Human Resources cannot change any questions that the applicant has answered on the application.

Can I save my online application before I finish completing it?

If you run into a time crunch and cannot finish the entire application, you may complete just the required fields on the page and come back later to finish the application and apply for a specific posting. In order to save your application, when you arrive at the final page, you must certify your signature.  You may return later and edit the application BEFORE applying to a job posting. If you cannot login, please call (916) 568-3112; please do not create a new account.

The applicant site will automatically time out if you leave your computer idle for more than 60 minutes.  If you cancel the prompt on the screen notifying you that the time is up, the timer will begin again for another 60 minutes. 

How does the application process work?

A completed application and all required documents must be submitted to Human Resources by midnight (12 a.m.) of the job posting closing date.

Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications in Human Resources after the job posting closing date.

Applications meeting the minimum qualifications as outlined on the job posting will then be submitted to the hiring committee for review. This process takes approximately 6-8 weeks from the job posting closing date.

Applicants who are granted an interview will be contacted by a Human Resources/District representative.

To check your application status at any time, see "How can I check the status of my application?" below.

NOTE:

  • Possession of the minimum qualifications for a position does not ensure an interview.
  • Adjunct Faculty and Classified Temporary position types are based on need and on temporary assignment availability. 

How can I check the status of my application?

To check the status of your online application, LOGIN and on the ďApplication StatusĒ page, you may view the "Status" column.

How long does it take to complete the online application?

The time it takes depends on several factors, including the amount of work experience and education you have to enter, how fast you can type, etc.  You should allow 20-40 minutes for the total process.  However, you can expedite the process by collecting important information about previous work experience, education, certifications, etc. BEFORE you start creating your application.

If you do not have all your information at the time you apply, you may skip the field and go back later to complete it.  If you decide to do this, it is important that you return and complete the missing information BEFORE you apply for a specific job posting. 

The information you provide on your application will be used to evaluate your qualifications for the job posting you have applied to.  Please ensure it is accurate, complete and contains all requested information.

Please be advised that if the application is incomplete or information is missing, you may be disqualified.

I was logged out/lost my application/didnít finish applying, what do I do?

The most likely reason you were logged out is that the Internet connection between your computer and our servers was lost at some point during the application process.  Another possibility is that for security reasons, the system automatically logs you out if you do not move within pages at least once within a 60-minute timeframe.  Click "Save and Continue to Next" in order to save your edits/updates.  You can save at any point of filling out your application.  In order to apply for a job posting, you must have followed through all the screens and assure that you have Certified your application by agreeing to the certification statement at the end of the process.

To recover the portion of the application you have started, follow the steps below:

1.   LOGIN, click on Manage Applications, and select the application you want to Edit.

2.   Edit and update your application information.  Click on Save and Continue to Next to continue to the final page to ensure your application is saved. 

3.   Be sure to Certify your signature BEFORE applying to a job posting, otherwise your application will be incomplete.  

If you need assistance, contact the Human Resources office at (916) 568-3112 or by e-mail at hr@losrios.edu.

I canít remember my password.

DO NOT CREATE A NEW USER ACCOUNT.   Follow the instructions below to reset your password:

  1. From the LOGIN page, click on "I Forgot My Username/Password" (located below the login boxes).
  2. If you have forgotten your Username, enter your email address in the text box and we will send it to you.
  3. If you've forgotten your Password, enter your username in the text box and retrieve your secret question.  The system  will reset your password to be the same as your username.  Enter your User Name and new password (also your User Name) in the login boxes. Once logged in, you will be prompted to change your password.  To change your password, you will be prompted to enter your current password (same as your username), followed by a new password which you will be required to enter twice.

This should enable you to log in, view your application and apply to postings online.

How do I print a copy of my complete online application?

  •       If you have not yet submitted your application, on the last page of your online application, you will have the opportunity to Preview your completed application. When your application opens in a new browser window with the printable version of the application, using the tool bar at the top of your computer screen, click on File/Print and follow the prompts on the screen to print.

  •      If you have submitted your application, click on the ďManage ApplicationsĒ link and then click view application you may then click on File/Print and then follow the prompts on the screen to print.

  •       Click the ďClose WindowĒ link in that new window to return to the online employment site. 

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources office at (916) 568-3112 or by hr@losrios.edu.

Why arenít all the jobs listed on the site?

Only positions that are open and accepting applications are listed on the site.  Applications and documents will only be accepted for open job postings, and must be submitted by midnight of the posting closing date.

Adjunct faculty pool postings are open year around for all disciplines offered at our colleges.  For more information on this process, review our Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Overview.

I missed the deadline - can I still apply?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept application and documents after the job posting closing date (no postmarks will be accepted for mailed items.)

 Can I apply for a posting by sending my resume?

Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of an application.  A completed LRCCD application and all required documents must be submitted to be fully considered. 

Can someone help me complete the online application?

Human Resources staff members are available to help applicants get started and to answer questions about the online site for applicants.  You may visit the Human Resources Department at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento CA 95825, 7:30 a.m. Ė 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed holiday Ė call for confirm open days), or by phone at (916) 568-3112. 

Note:  Computers are available in the lobby of the Human Resources Office for applicants use. 

Attachments:

How can I attach my documents online?

You may attach a resume; cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and other additional required document after you apply for a posting.  Electronic documents in Word or PDF format can be attached on the Attached Documents page of the application.  (This page will only show up after you have applied for a job posting.)

You will be able to attach your documents after the following:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit the application for a job posting.
  • Submit answers to the Supplemental Questions page (if applicable).

Once on the Attach Documents page, you will be able to do one of the following two things:

1.      Attach resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and references, etc., as applicable; OR,

2.      Copy and paste or type in resume or cover letter information.

For additional assistance and tips with attachments, please see the following pages:

What are some limitations I may face while trying to attach documents to my online application?
 

  • File size: remember that file size is limited to 2 MB.  If you come across this problem, there are a few things you can do.  One is to scan documents at a lower resolution that keeps the quality of the documents and permits lower space.  Another is to eliminate graphics. 

  • PDF: documents need to be scanned into a PDF document (remember to keep scanning program parameters low as to not go over the 2 MB).

  • If still having problems, separate documents and send as two different attachments.

What if I don't have my required document attachments in an electronic format/am unable to attach the documents to my online application and/or have already submitted my application and now want to attach a document? What do I do?

We understand that you may not have all of your required documents available in an electronic format nor have them all available when you submit your application.  You may fax your documents to (916) 218-6297 (please click here to fill out and print the necessary fax cover sheet).  If faxing is not possible, you may mail or drop off your documents with the fax coversheet to:

Los Rios Community College District
Attn: Human Resource Office
1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825

NOTE: All submitted materials will become the property of the Los Rios Community College District, and will not be returned to the applicant.

*Once received, Human Resources will scan your documents into a PDF format and will attach the electronic files to your applicable online application.  Please allow up to 5 days for documents to be attached. At that time, you may login to your online application to review and confirm all attached documents by viewing the Application Status page.

Can I use previously saved attachments for future postings that I apply for?

Yes once your documents are scanned in and attached to a posting you may use those documents again for a future posting. The following links include more information on this process.

Technical Questions:

I am having a technical problems with my computer and cannot complete the application process. What can I do?

Be sure you are using either Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, or Netscape 4.79 or higher (with the exception of Netscape 7.0).  Also, under your browser internet options, you need to have cookies and JavaScript "enabledĒ.  If you are still having technical difficulties, you may e-mail us with the specific problem and someone from Human Resources will assist you.

I am having a problem using the Back button to get to a prior page. It keeps returning me to the same page, what do I do?

The site only responds to the buttons within the site, please use the navigation buttons within the site.  Most navigation buttons are at the top and bottom of the pages.

Why isnít my bookmark valid when I come back to the site?

You may have bookmarked a page that you normally access after logging in.  We require that all visitors to the site enter through the main entry page to ensure that everyone's information is stored correctly, so you will need to bookmark the main login page for our site. 

Why does the site require cookies?

Cookies are required for our site to be able to manage where a person is in the site.  We do not capture any personal or computer information in those cookies.  If you are still concerned, you are welcome to delete the cookies once you have completed the application process.

Iím having trouble viewing the converted PDF documents.

The reason you might be having problems viewing your PDF documents is the way your Adobe Acrobat Reader is set up.  To adjust your Adobe Settings:

  1. Close all browser windows.
     
  2. Open Adobe Acrobat (must 5.0 or greater).
     
  3. If Adobe is version 5.x, do the following.  For version 6.x, go to step 4.
  1. Choose Edit-Preferences-General.
  2. Select Options on the left.
  3. Uncheck "Display PDF in Browser".
  1. If Adobe is version 6.x, do the following:
  1. Choose Edit-Preferences.
  2. Select Internet on the left.
  3. Uncheck "Display PDF in Browser".
  1. Close Adobe Acrobat
     
  2. Open a new browser window, log into the Employment site, and give it another try.

If you are using a Mac, an Apple program called PDFViewer is the default PDF viewer. If you open the file in PDFViewer, save it to your desktop, and open it in Adobe, it will be readable.  For the long-term, you will need to change your default PDF viewer to Adobe in order to view things properly.

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources office at (916) 568-3112 or by hr@losrios.edu.

Who will see my application if I use the online applicant site?

Your online application information is located on a secure web server and will only be available to the Human Resources Department and the applicable hiring committee for the specific job opening in which you apply.  Your voluntary confidential demographic information is only available to Human Resources and will be used for EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) reporting purposes only.  Security of your personal information is provided in two (2) different ways:

1.    The applicant site is password protected.  When creating a new online application, you will be prompted to provide a personal user name and password.  This information will grant you access to view and edit your application.

2.    The jobs.losrios.edu domain name also holds a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate by Thawtehttp://www.thawte.com.  This SSL certificate ensures that our registered domain name holds a secure socket layer of encryption.  The SSL ensures that your personal data is submitted to the correct secure server and that your data is encrypted when sent over the internet.