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FAQ: Searching for Jobs

How do I find jobs available at Los Rios?

Go to the Los Rios Jobs Portal and click Search Jobs in the menu. You can choose a classification – Administrative/Executive, Classified, Faculty, Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct), or Temporary (Support Staff). After you choose a classification, you can search jobs in various ways, such as by keyword, posting number, position type, or position title.

New positions are posted on an ongoing basis, so check back regularly for new postings!

What classifications or types of positions are offered?

Los Rios offers five position types, three of which are permanent and two of which are temporary.

Permanent Position Categories

  1. Administrative/Executive
    • Full-time and interim contract-based executive and management positions.
  2. Classified (Support Staff)
    • Full-time and interim support staff positions within the following collective bargaining units: LRCEA (white collar), SEIU (blue collar), or LRSA (supervisor).
    • Full-time and interim confidential positions.
  3. Faculty (Faculty Application required)
    • Full-Time Tenure-Track or Long-Term Temporary (LTT) certificated positions within the LRCFT bargaining unit.

Temporary Position Categories

  1. Adjunct Faculty (Faculty Application required)
    • Part-time, temporary certificated positions.
    • Hired on a semester-by-semester, as-needed basis.
    • The probability of continued employment is dependent upon enrollment.
    • Average hours per week vary depending upon the teaching assignment.
    • Adjunct faculty pools are continuously open for applications.
  2. Temporary (Support Staff – Classified Application required)
    • Temporary Classified positions within the following collective bargaining units: LRCEA (white collar), SEIU (blue collar), LRSA (supervisor).
    • Temporary Confidential positions.

FAQ: Applying for Jobs

How do I create an account?

Follow these steps to create an account:

  1. Go to the Los Rios Jobs Portal and click Create Account in the menu.
  2. Create a username and password.

What do I do if I forgot my password or username?

  1. Go to the Los Rios Jobs Portal and click Forgot your username or password? in the menu.
  2. To retrieve your username, enter your email address when prompted and click Retrieve Username.
  3. An email containing your username will be sent to the email address you used to sign up.
  4. To reset your password, in the prompt, enter your username when prompted and click Set New Password. An email will be sent to you with a link to reset your password.

How do I apply for an open position?

  1. Go to the Los Rios Jobs Portal and click Log In in the menu.
  2. Log in to your account with the username and password you created. If you do not have an account see "How do I create an account?"
  3. Search for and select the posting for which you want to apply.
  4. Click Apply to this position.
  5. Complete the application fully; including specific education, skills, and experience related to the posting. Be sure to include all required documents. Applications that indicate "see resume" will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  6. Until you submit the application, you can save it and return to edit it.
  7. Toward the end of the application, you will be prompted to answer supplemental questions and attach any required documents (for example, resume, letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and so on). Applications that are submitted without all required documents will be disqualified. See our Uploading Documents FAQ for additional information.
  8. Your application has not been submitted until you certify it and receive a confirmation number from the system. This confirmation number is your receipt that you have successfully submitted your application.
  9. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on the advertised closing date.
  10. After you submit an application, you can check the status of an application at any time.
  11. Please note that the jobs portal site automatically times out if you leave your computer idle for more than 60 minutes. If you time out or exit the site before saving your employment application, your data will not be saved and you will need to re-enter your application in its entirety.

What if I am having problems saving my application?

If you are having issues saving your application, then make sure that all required fields are completed. To save your application, you must first complete all of the required fields indicated with a red asterisk (*). Next, check to make sure dates have been entered correctly.

When you reach the last page of the application, click Save Application. You may return later and edit the application before submitting it.

Please note that the jobs portal will automatically time out if you leave your computer idle for more than 60 minutes. If you time out or exit the site before saving your employment application, then your data will not be saved and you will need to re-enter your application in its entirety.

How long does it take to complete an application?

The time varies based on the amount of information you choose to include, such as work experience and education. You should allow at least 20 to 40 minutes for the entire process.

Who can I contact if I need help with my application?

Human Resources staff members are available to help applicants with their application and answer application-related questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call us at (916) 568-3112.

How do I print a copy of my application?

  1. Click Your Applications in the menu bar.
  2. Click on the application you want to print.
  3. Click Print Version.
  4. Click Print from your browser's menu or right-click the application and click Print.

How do I edit my application?

Changes can be made to your application at any time if you have not yet submitted the application.

Before you apply for a position:

  1. Log in to the Los Rios Jobs Portal using your username and password.
  2. Click on Your Applications in the menu bar.
  3. Make the desired changes to your application and click Save Application. Your application has been updated.

After you have submitted an application:

  1. After you click the Apply to this Position button, you cannot make changes to the submitted application.
  2. If you would like to make changes to your application after it has been submitted and the posting has not closed, then contact Human Resources Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (916) 568-3112.

Can I apply to multiple positions?

Your online application can be used for multiple positions. To do this:

  1. Log in to the Los Rios Jobs Portal using your username and password.
  2. Choose the position for which you want to apply to and click Apply for This Posting. Your previous application will be available for you to edit and use to apply for the current position. Your previously attached documents will also be available to attach to the current position.

How long will I have access to my application?

Your application is available in the system for 12 months.

What can I do if I missed the application deadline?

Applications cannot be submitted after 11:59 pm on the posted closing date – there are no exceptions. If an opening has been extended, then the posting will be updated to reflect this change.

Please continue to visit the applicant site and apply for jobs as they become available.

Can I apply with just a resume or curriculum vitae?

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants indicating "see resume" on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.

How do I check the status of my application?

  1. Log in to the Los Rios Jobs Portal using your username and password.
  2. Click on Your Applications in the menu bar. You will see a list of the postings for which you have applied and those that are in process. You can see the status of the application for each position for which you have applied by reviewing the status column.

What do I do if I am having difficulties completing my application?

  • We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and making sure your browser is up-to-date with the latest version.
  • In your browser options, you need to have cookies "enabled."
  • We recommend that you do not use your browser's "Back," "Forward," or "Refresh" buttons to navigate the jobs portal or open a new browser window from your existing window. This may cause unexpected results, including loss of data or being logged out of the system.
  • To avoid losing your data, please use the navigation buttons within the site.
  • If you continue to have technical difficulties, then email hr@losrios.edu with the specific problem you are experiencing and someone from Human Resources will reach out to help you.

How do I retrieve an unfinished application?

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

  1. Log in to the Los Rios Jobs Portal using your username and password.
  2. Click on Your Applications in the menu bar.
  3. You will see a list of applications to complete as well as complete applications.
  4. You can continue working on your application by clicking Edit under the appropriate posting.

FAQ: Uploading Documents

How do I upload the required document(s)?

Digitize Documents

  • Documents should be in PDF format. If your documents are not already in PDF format, then our application system will convert your documents into PDF format, but sometimes this causes errors. Please check your documents to make sure they have been uploaded properly before submitting your application.
  • You may use a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet to take a picture of the documents or use a mobile scanner app like Adobe Scan. If you do so, please ensure that the picture or scanned document is clear and the file uploads properly.
  • Additionally, you may use a scanner to create a file that can be uploaded. Please ensure that the document is straight, clear and there are no missing pages.
  • If you have multiple files which are all related, then merge documents into a single PDF document.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each document to make sure it has been uploaded properly.

Upload Documents to Application

  • In the Documents Needed to Apply section of the application, click the button for the required document you would like to upload.
  • Be sure that your name and the Job Posting Number are clearly printed on the document.
  • You can add a description (optional) to provide information about the document.
  • Click on Choose File and locate your desired document. Click Open.
  • After you've chosen your file, click Add to my Application to upload it to your application.
  • Verify that all documents have been uploaded correctly with no errors, and ensure all documents are clear and readable.

What if I have issues uploading my documents?

If you receive a notification of an "upload error" or "conversion error", then HR will not be able to view your document(s), which risks your application being considered incomplete.

There are a few common errors when uploading your documents. Here are those common errors and their solutions.

  • File size: File size is limited to 10 MB. If your files are too large, then you can try the following to reduce the size:
    • Scan documents at a lower resolution that keeps the quality of the documents and permits smaller file size.
    • Eliminate graphics.
    • Scan in black and white instead of color.
    • Separate documents into separate attachments (for example, transcripts can be scanned into two to five different PDFs, if necessary).
  • Corrupted file: Print the document to a new PDF, print a copy and scan it, or print a copy and take a picture with your phone.
  • Time out: If you time out of the jobs portal, log in again and continue uploading your documents.
  • Transcripts: Only upload unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts are often encrypted or password-protected.

FAQ: Data Security and Privacy

Why does the site require cookies?

Cookies are required for the site to function properly. We do not capture any personal or computer information in those cookies. After you have completed your application or are done using the site, you can delete the cookies.

Who will see my application?

Your online application information is on a secure web server and only available to Human Resources and the campus hiring committee. Voluntary, confidential demographic information is only available to Human Resources and is used only for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting purposes. The jobs portal is password-protected and encrypted to ensure the security of your information.

Contact

If you have reviewed the FAQs and still have unanswered questions, then contact our Human Resources staff. We are available to help with applications and answer application-related questions.

Call us Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (916) 568-3112 or email us at hr@losrios.edu.