Generally speaking, an employer has the ability to direct or control only the end result of the work performed by an independent contractor, whereas with an employee, the employer may also control or direct the means and methods of accomplishing the result. See the IRS Publication 1779: Independent Contractor or Employee for more information.
Finding a Job at San Jacinto College
San Jacinto College has Executive/Administrative/Managerial, Professional Non-Faculty, Secretarial/Clerical, Technical /Paraprofessional/ Skilled Crafts and Service/Maintenance positions performing a wide variety of job duties. The College offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees hired in authorized positions. Applications are accepted only for positions for which we are actively recruiting.
Visit our on-line site www.sjcd.edu. To search positions, click the Future Employees link at left to search for jobs that are currently available. A list of available positions can be viewed at www.sjcd.edu from any computer with Internet access. This information is also available in the Human Resources Office.
You follow the same procedure. Faculty positions are identified on the same website.
Applicants can complete their applications online from any computer with Internet access. After the closing date, all applications will be screened by one of the employment staff members. Those applicants who are to be interviewed normally will be contacted within one week after the closing date listed on the job list. You may check the status of your application after the closing date by visiting us online. After a final selection is made, the status of the application will change via the automated application update process.
Yes, an application is required to be submitted for each vacant position. We will not accept a resume in place of an application, nor will we accept an application that indicates “See Resume” in the employment section.
Currently there are computers available in the Human Resources office for your use. Human Resources office hours are: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Hours may differ during the summer months.
Your application is on a secure web server and will be available to San Jac and the hiring authority(s) for the specific job opening for which you apply. San Jacinto College does not share its database with other companies or Colleges.
Creating an Application
Applications are accepted via our online site. Using the Internet, you may go to www.sjcd.edu to create your application. Once you have completed your application using the on-line site, you may apply for any of the open positions listed on the Job List – simply click on “apply for this position,” attach a cover letter/resume (if applicable), and once you save the action you have applied for the position.
Human Resources Staff are available to help applicants get started and to answer questions about the online site for applicants. Contact the HR Office at 281-998-6115.
The time it takes depends on several factors including the amount of work experience and education you have to enter, how fast you can type, etc. You should allow 20-45 minutes for the total process. However, you can speed up the process by collecting important information about previous work experience, education, certifications, etc. before you start creating your application. If you find you are missing a piece of information requested on the application, you may be able to skip the field and go back later to complete it. If you decide to do this, it is important that you return and complete the missing information BEFORE you apply for a specific job opening. The information on your application, when you apply, will be used to evaluate your qualifications for the job opening for which you apply. Make sure it is accurate and contains all the information requested. Once you apply for a position, you will NOT be able to edit your application for that particular position.
Transcripts are requested to validate the degree requirement for a specific posting. If the transcript cannot be electronically sent, then it must be scanned into a MS Word document or PDF file and attached in that configuration. If you have already submitted your application, contact HR for assistance. Transcripts must be attached if a degree is required for the position. If transcripts are not attached to your application, it will not be forwarded to the hiring manager for review. Transcripts may be emailed or faxed (281-998-6165).
Applying for an Open Position
Yes, once you have completed your online application through our online site, you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open and on the Job Listing. Even days or weeks later, all you have to do to apply for another job is to log back on to the online site and apply. The application you originally submitted will still be in the system available for you to update and/or submit for another job opening.
Yes. You may attach a resume and cover letter as you apply for each position. Electronic documents in Word or PDF format can be attached during the application process.
If you do not apply for any job openings for a full year, you will have to re-enter your application before you can apply again. You will be able to make changes to your saved application prior to applying for a specific job opening.
Before submitting your application, you will have the option to view it. When your application opens in a new browser window, using the tool bar at the top of your computer screen, click on File/ Print and follow the prompts on the screen to print.
Applications are required of each person applying for a position. It is likely that you may have acquired additional skills; experience and education since you originally applied that should be considered. In addition, completing an online application ensures your qualifications and personal information will be documented and ensures accurate applicant tracking information for every position.
No, once a closing date (deadline) has passed, no applications will be accepted for that vacancy.
No, only online applications will be accepted.
Be sure you are using either Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher. You may send an email with the specific problem and someone from HR will assist you. In the event of an approaching deadline, computers are available at the Human Resources Office. Employees can access the online system through their desktop computer. In addition, computers are available at most worksites with the authorization of a supervisor, as well as open labs.
Be sure you are using either Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher. Also, under your browser internet options, please be certain to have cookies and java script "enabled." (These are options for internet use.) If you are still having difficulties contact HR with the specific problem and we will assist you.
Your application will not be accepted without the required attachments.
Yes, your application will be reviewed with the electronic signature when you check to validate the submission of your application. We will request a signature from you when and if you are scheduled for an interview.
You will have immediate notification as to whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Normally, the hiring authority should contact the qualified candidate(s) they wish to interview within one (1) week of the position close date.
We recommend that you do not call the department. Calling the department will hinder, rather than help, a decision in your favor.
Not at this time. We are required to advertise positions for Board- authorized periods. Once a position has closed, no additional applications are accepted.