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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most 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". There are detailed instructions on applying for positions with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

How do I find out what jobs are available?

Visit 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?

Yes! Recruitment & Selection Services representatives are here to assist you. The process is easy and user-friendly. To request assistance, please call during business hours Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 at (301) 454-1411. If technical issues are involved, such as forgotten passwords or locked accounts, please contact’s Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.

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

You may use any public-access computers (for example, those at local public libraries).

How do I get an e-mail address?

Free e-mail 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 Google, MSN, Yahoo, or AOL.

Do I have to fill out an application?

Yes. Everyone who applies for a position is required to complete an application. Please do not write "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 kept 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 e-mail 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.

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 any time before it is submitted. Once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to the submitted application. You have the option of submitting another application 24 hours after your initial submission, and prior to the closing date; 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 still interested in the position, and meet the minimum qualifications, you will 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. 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.

If your qualifications match our needs, you may be contacted by the hiring department to schedule an interview. You may also contact us at (301) 454-1411 to speak to the recruiter.

If I am selected for an interview and need to request accommodation, what is the process?

If you require accommodations or special arrangements due to a qualifying disability, please contact Recruitment & Selection Services at 301-454-1411 or 301-454-1410 (TTY). Please allow at least 2 weeks to review efforts for accommodating your request.