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Frequently Asked Questions

Recruitment & Selection Services Frequently Asked Questions About the Application Process and Using the Online Application

How do I apply for a position with M-NCPPC?

Log in to . Click on the link How To Apply on the employment home page. There will be detailed instructions on applying for positions with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

How do I find out what jobs are available?

A list of available positions can be viewed 24 hours a day; 7 days a week from any computer with Internet access. Visit the M-NCPPC web site at and click on the link for Employment which will direct you to the job opportunities page.

Can I get help with completing the online application?

Recruitment & Selection Services representatives are here to assist you. The process is easy and user-friendly. To request assistance, please contact us during business hours Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 at (301) 454-1411.

What if I do not have a computer or access to the web?

You may use any public-access computers, for example local public libraries.

How do I get an email address?

Free email is available through a number of providers. Though we cannot endorse any particular vendor, you may want to set up a free e-mail account through MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, or AOL AIM Mail.

Do I have to fill out an application?

Everyone who applies for a position is required to complete an application. Please do not denote see resume. You may attach or copy and paste your resume to the required application. Your application will be reviewed to ensure that your work experience and educational background meet the minimum requirements for the position. Be sure to present complete and concise information. Incomplete information will result in disqualification.

Who will see my application if I use the online application process?

All information is on a secure web server powered by The information related to your skills and background will be reviewed by the Recruitment office to determine your eligibility for advertised positions.

How do I check the status of my application?

Check your email for status notices. If you are selected for an interview or an offer of employment, you will be contacted in most cases by phone. Please note that the 'Application Status' feature is available after you log in to your account. You will be able to find out if you are eligible for the position that you applied for or if you have been referred to the hiring manager for consideration for an interview.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes. Once you have completed your online application, you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open. You can modify your application to address the requirements of the additional positions you are interested in.

How do I print my application?

After you have submitted your application, you will see a link to ‘Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted.’

How and when can I update my application?

Changes can be made to your application at anytime before it is submitted. Once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to the submitted application. If you make changes and submit another application before the position closes, we will consider your most recent application. You may also modify or update your stored application before submitting for any new positions.

Will I be notified when an M-NCPPC job opens in my field of interest?

You may complete a job interest card on the employment website. When a position becomes available in your field of interest, you will be notified via e-mail. If you are interested in the position and meet the minimum qualifications you would need to log on to the employment page and apply for the specific position.

I have submitted my application. What happens next?

If your on-line application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation message on your personal computer screen.

If your qualifications match our needs, you may be contacted by the hiring department to schedule an interview. You can also check the status of your application by clicking on the My Profile-Application Status link to see if you met the qualifications and your application was forwarded to the hiring manager. You may also contact us at (301) 454-1411 to speak to the recruiter that is managing the recruitment.

May I complete an application to use for future job openings?

If you don’t see a current job opening for which you wish to apply, but want to build and store your application in anticipation of a future job opening, go to and click on the Career Seeker tab. Create your account and build and store your application. When you see an M-NCPPC job opening for which you wish to apply and you click on the word APPLY on the job announcement this is the account from which your application information will be pulled.