The employment application has been formatted to facilitate completion by hand and electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader only. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free to download; versions 8, 9 and X are compatible with the Polk County Employment Application form.
*** ATTENTION MAC USERS ***
Please ensure that you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Other PDF viewers such as MAC Preview and PDF Exchange will render the form unreadable when submitted to Human Resources.
Click to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Next, click on the appropriate Job Application links listed below to download the Application, and select “save.” Save the document to your local computer rather than attempting to edit it within the browser window to avoid complications related to the internet browser’s default settings.
Your application must thoroughly and truthfully reflect your employment and volunteer experience.
SIGN YOUR APPLICATION! A written signature is required if you are using the Offline Version of the application form. An electronic signature is required if you are using the Electronic Version of the application form; you will be asked to sign your application at the interview, if you are selected to interview. Not all applicants will be selected to interview.
VETERANS' HIRING PREFERENCE: If you wish to apply for Veterans’ Preference Points, please complete the Veterans’ Hiring Preference Form (available on our website or in the Courthouse lobby.) Please submit your DD-214 or DD-215 and the Veterans' Hiring Preference form with your application to receive Veterans' Preference.
Human Resources is not responsible for applications that are:
Please review your application to ensure that it is: complete, correct, and signed prior to submitting it. Please save a copy to your computer and/or print a copy if you desire. Polk County will not provide copies of your application.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: You may drop off or mail your completed application to Human Resources, submit it via e-mail to HR@co.polk.or.us or fax it to (503) 623-1889. If faxing your application, you must also mail the original hard copy.
Applications must be received in Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date indicated on the Recruiting Announcement. Late applications will not be accepted. Submit your application to Human Resources only -- do not submit it directly to the hiring department.
You may check the status of a closed recruitment on the Job Openings page on our website. If you are not contacted within three weeks after the close of the recruitment, you have not been selected to proceed to the interview process. Notification letters will not be sent.