How do I find out about OMWD job openings?

Job openings are posted on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olivenhain. You may also contact Human Resources. Job openings are also typically advertised on water industry career websites such as bcwaterjobs.com.



Does OMWD have a job line?

No. However, you may contact Human Resources for information about current openings.



How often are job openings advertised?

Job openings are advertised as positions become available. There is no set time frame for job openings.



Where can I get a job application?

Applications may be completed and submitted online from www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olivenhain when there is a current vacancy.



How do I submit an application?

Completed applications must be received by the Human Resources department by the application closing date. When applying online, you can attach supporting documents.


Does OMWD offer accommodations for individuals with disabilities?

Yes. OMWD does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment, access to, or operation of its programs, services or activities. If you are disabled and need an accommodation to participate in the application, testing or interview process, please notify us immediately. If you have questions or requests for additional information or accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources.



Is a separate application required for each job opening?

Yes. Each position requires a separate application. 



Should I attach a resume, copies of certificates or DMV print out to my application?

Copies of job-related certifications may to be attached with the original application. You may also attach a resume, cover letter, or other supplemental materials. Please do not submit documents verifying your legal right to work in the United States, DMV printouts or copies of any identification documents.



Can I submit a resume in lieu of an application?

No. A completed OMWD employment application is required for each job opening. A resume may be attached to the application.



Does OMWD accept applications when there are no job openings?

No. OMWD only accepts applications for current job openings.



How long does OMWD keep applications on file?

Applications are kept on file for six months after the close of the recruitment.



Will I be notified as to the status of my application?

All applicants will be notified by mail or by phone regarding the status of their applications and whether they will be invited to interview for the open position. In most cases, you will be contacted within 2-3 weeks following the application deadline for the recruitment. For information on the status of current open positions or your application, please contact Human Resources.



How long does the hiring process take?

OMWD is committed to hiring quality candidates for all positions. The application, screening, interviewing and background investigation process can take 4-6 weeks after the application window has closed. Your patience is appreciated.



Will I be required to take a drug test or physical exam?

Yes. OMWD has a Drug Free Workplace policy and applicants will be expected to successfully complete a drug test prior to employment. OMWD also conducts physical exams to ensure that any necessary accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities can be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



Do you check references or do background checks?

Yes. As part of the hiring process OMWD conducts thorough background investigations including criminal history, DMV checks, verifications of education, and prior employment. In addition, OMWD verifies the ability to legally work in the United States including participating in the e-verify program.