By: Francisco Diaz
The program is called NeoGov and only requires a computer and internet access. Job seekers can fill out the application electronically. To use it, enter the online page at www.webbcountytx.gov and then search and click on the window of opportunity for work, which will take you to the page with the list of vacancies available.
"To enter, individuals must create an account where they are asked to create a username and password. It is very easy to do and this will allow them to get information about vacant positions," said Mares.
"The beauty of this system is that if a person does not meet one of the requirements for a job, it will automatically not let them continue and will indicate the reason.This will save time when reviewing applications because they only review those that do h ave the skills requested."
Even applications will be reviewed online and sent via email to the heads of the departments and they will determine who they want to interview.
"When filling for a position they will notify the person and continue the rest of the process to give employment, which already requires the presence of the applicant," explained Mares.
Mares said that if a person is interested in certain types of work but there are no vacancies, the system can send them an alert when a position becomes available that interests you.
Approximately, 200 to 300 job applications are processed per day so the new electronic system will help, especially during the month of October when many vacancies are open to the new fiscal year.
For those who do not have a computer at home, the office of administrative services in 1110 Washington, suite 204, will have three terminals available for public use.
"We will have staff who can help and guide the people to use the computer," concluded Mares.
County Judge Danny Valdez notes that this new system will help to streamline the application process, improve customer service and save time and money.
Edited by: C.R.