Frequently Asked Questions
This is a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) about applying to jobs with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
Hours of Operation?
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4::30 p.m. Monday through Friday
How can I apply?
Instructions can be found at the bottom of each job posting. Most job postings will have the following instructions:
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
315 King Street West, P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON N7M 5K8
Attn. Cathy J. E. Hoffman, MPA, CHRP, CMMIII
Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development
Email address: Ckresume@chatham-kent.ca
Resumes from external candidates will only be accepted for vacant positions posted under the 'open' section on our web site. Candidate must submit a career profile (found in each job ad) and a resume for each position they wish to apply for.
Always include the exact job title and the municipal job number the subject line of your email if submitting electronically to Ckresume@chatham-kent.ca.
Where can I find the Career Profile?
The career profile found in each job ad under municpal jobs. Each job posting has a career profile specific to that job. You can complete the MS Word version on your computer, or pint the Adobe version and complete by hand.
If I am interested in several positions with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, do I have to submit an application for each posting?
Yes. Every posting is considered separately. If you are applying for several positions, a separate resume and career profile must be submitted for each.
I have applied for several positions with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and haven't been hired. What can I do to improve my chances?
Every competition is considered separately and so your qualifications relative to others will be different each time you apply. Don't be discouraged; just continue to put your best foot forward each time. As well, if you have not already done so, check out our "Applying & Interview Tips" section. It is very important to include in your resume your skills/experience/education
Once I have submitted a resume, do you keep it on file for other positions?
No. You must apply to each vacant position you see advertised and for which you are interested and qualified. The only exception is for the external job registry positions (mentioned above), where you only need to apply once per term as noted in the job ad.
If, however, we have a vacancy in a specific position that we have recruited for within the last 6 months, we may refer to those resumes.
The Chatham-Kent Fire Department periodically hires staff for both its full-time and volunteer components. Advertisements for these vacancies follow our standard municipal hiring practices. The full-time and volunteer components have a specific hiring procedure, both of which require testing for physical and agility standards, written tests as well as an interview process.
Co-operative Education Placement?
College and University Co-operative Education placements are posted on our municipal website. See our 'student' under JOBS at www.chatham-kent.ca for a list of current positions available.
High School Co-operative Education placements are handled through Human Resources & Organizational Development in association with the various School Boards. If you are a high school student interested in a placement contact your school representative.
Summer Student Recruitment?
Summer Student positions are advertised under JOBS. Posting may start before Christmas, for a period up to June. Student postings change regularly to reflect the needs and readiness of various departments interested in recruitment for summer students. Each summer student job ad contains information on how to apply. Please ensure that you submit a career profile and resume for each job you are interested in, unless otherwise directed. Any questions you have about summer positions should be directed to the department identified.
After I submit a resume, how long is it before I might be contacted for an interview?
On average, you will hear from us normally between two and four weeks after the closing date of the position if you have been short listed for an interview.
If I am granted an interview, will I hear back from the organization if I am not successful in securing the position?
Yes. We will call or write to you once the competition is complete. This takes up to four weeks following the last round of interviews.
Is there anything specific I can do to prepare for an interview with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent?
Yes, look within the "Preparing for an Interview" section under muncipal jobs. This will provide you with some general guidelines while preparing for your interview.
How can I sign up for subscription services (to receive a notice when jobs are posted on the municipal jobs site)?
You can sign up by clicking on this link subscription.aspx
Am I required to disclose my disability prior to my interview?
No. You may choose to inform us of an accommodation you require that will enable you to conduct the interview to the best of your ability, such as:
- Interpreting services
- Assistive technology
- Large print/ Braille
I have a disability and require accommodation. Do I have to indicate this on my application?
No. Disabilities are not mentioned in applications or discussed during the recruitment process. If you are chosen to participate in the evaluation process and require accommodation, please speak to the staff member calling you for an interview, or contact the Recruitment Officer at 519.360.1998, ext. 3602, with what arrangements you need, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
How do I apply for a job with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent if I require an accommodation during the interview process?
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent We are an equal opportunity employer and this means that we will provide accommodation to people with disabilities in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs during an interview. Applicants are asked to speak to the staff member calling you for an interview, or contact the Recruitment Officer at 519.360.1998, ext. 3602, to make their needs known in advance of their interview.
I have been invited for further testing and require the use of an assistive device or adaptive technology. How do I make arrangements to have this need accommodated?
After you receive your invitation for testing, you will need to make accommodation arrangements directly with the individual who has contacted you. This person will advise you of the specific screening, testing and/or interview process that has been planned and ascertain what accommodations are required. He or she will then discuss the requirements with the Hiring Manager and inform you of the options available to accommodate.
What accommodation do you provide when I'm an employee?
You will work with a workplace accommodation specialist to determine your individual reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of your job.