Online Application Guide

To Apply for a Specific Job Opening
From website, click on the Apply Online link :
  1. On the Current Jobs page, click on the "Job Title" you are interested in.
  2. Review detailed information regarding the job: Job Description, Benefits, Supplemental Questions, Salary, etc. Click on the "Apply" link to move into the application.
  3. Logging in:
    1. If you already have a account, login using the applicant username and password that you created previously (option a in the figure below). Skip to Step 6 or 7. Note: You will not be able to create another account using the same e-mail address.
    2. Or, if you have never registered, you will first need to set up an account. To do so, click on "Not Registered Yet?" Create Your Account Here!"
  4. Enter your new account information (you MUST remember this information). Make sure to write down your username and password.
    1. Click on the "Save" button when you are done.
    2. A page is displayed with your login information.
    3. Click on the "Login" button.
    4. Enter your username and password and click "Login."
    5. Each applicant must have his/her own account and email address; you cannot share accounts or email addresses.
  5. If you have never created an application online in our system, this will be your next step. Click on "Create Application."
    1. Input a title for your application for your future reference.
    2. Click on the "Create Application" button and skip to Step 7.
    3. Or, if you already have an application in our online system, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RECREATE A NEW APPLICATION EVERY TIME YOU APPLY FOR A POSITION. Apply for new jobs with a previously created application by simply clicking on "To apply for the position of _______(the job title)______________ click here." You will be given a chance to update your information and tailor it as needed to the job you are currently applying for.
  6. Fill in the Personal Profile information if you are creating a new application. If this is a previously created application, review and update. Note: Required information is marked with an asterisk (*) and must be completed. Click "Save and View Application" to proceed.
  7. Add Education, Work Experience, Certificates, and other information by clicking on the Add links. Click the "Save" Button at the bottom of each section. To add additional entries in any of these sections, click on the Add link again.
  8. If you wish to enter a resume, click "Edit Resume." You have 3 options for adding a resume. 1. You may attach your resume; 2. You may copy and paste it; 3. You may start from scratch and type it in. Resumes are not required for every position, but in certain cases will reflect positively on your application.
    1. Valid document attachment types are: plain text (.txt file extension), rich text (.rtf file extension), PDF (.pdf file extension), or Microsoft Word (.doc file extension). The attachment is limited to 1MB. If you try to submit a file that is larger, you will receive an error message - Attention: please correct the following error: File size must not exceed 1 MB
    2. Click the "Browse" button to navigate to your saved resume, double-click on the attachment, then click "Save and View Application:"
    3. After successfully attaching a resume, you can view your attachment by clicking on "View Current Attachment" This attachment will be saved with this application if you want to use it again for future job openings.
  9. Answer the agency-wide questions (if you are using a previously created application, use the "Populate" button to populate your previous responses and review your answers). Click on the "Save & Proceed" button at the bottom of the page.
  10. Answer the job-specific supplemental questions (if any).
  11. Click on the "Save & Proceed" button at the bottom of the page.
  12. Review your application carefully. Incomplete information may disqualify your application. When you are satisfied that your application is complete, scroll to the bottom and click "Confirm Application."
  13. Click the "Accept" button on the digital signature screen.
  14. Click on the "Logout" link in the upper right-hand corner.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed your job application with Harford County. We wish you the best in your job search.

Additional Information
To Receive Job Alerts
  1. Click on the Apply Online link
  2. Click on "Request job notification by category."
  3. On the Job Alert screen, place a check in the box next to each job category for which you would like to receive e-mail notifications. Scroll down to the bottom and complete the Job Interest Card. Click "Submit Request." For the next 12 months after you submit this form, you will receive an e-mail notification each time a position opens with Harford County whose category matches one of the categories you have chosen.
To Check Your Application Status
  1. This can be done by logging into: Click on the "Career Seekers" link.
  2. Or, click Applicant Login page."
  3. Once you are logged into either site, click on "Application status."
To Create an Application Before Applying for a Job
  1. Login to: and create an applicant account.
    1. Click on the "Career Seekers" link
  2. Click on "Create Your Account Here!" Note: If you have already created a user account, login using your previously created username and password. You will not be able to create another applicant account using the same e-mail address.
    1. Enter your new account information (You MUST remember this information)
    2. Write down your username and password.
  3. Proceed by following the screen directions. Save your work on each screen and when you are done, logout.
  4. When you are ready to apply for a Harford County job, go to Page 1 of this manual and proceed from there.
Are You Registered Login Screen
Request New Job Seeker Account Screen
Applications Created Screen
Application Process Screen
Education, Licenses, Work Experience Screen
References and Additional Information Screen
Resume Attachment Screen
Skills Screen
Supplemental Questions Screen
Quick Job Search Screen
Applications Created Screen 2
Are You Registered Screen