Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact if I forget my username/password for my on-line account?

Please call 1 (888) 636-4681 ext. 201 to retrieve your username/password.

Where can I get information about current job openings with Denton County?

You may view job announcements at the following locations:

Online: Denton County Job Opportunities

In person at:
Denton County
Department of Human Resources
401 W. Hickory, Suite 516
Denton, Texas 76201-9030 
(940) 349-3080

How do I apply for employment opportunities?

For Denton County positions you may complete a job application online. If this is your first time using the online application, you will need to create an account and select a username and password. After creating your account, you will be able to login and build an application. This application will be saved so that you may use it to apply for multiple jobs if you desire. This is a secured site, and only authorized County employees have access to your information.

If you do not have an e-mail account, you can sign up for a free account at HotmailYahoo! Mail or Gmail.

Do I have to be a US Citizen to work for Denton County?

For all TCLEOSE licensed (law enforcement) positions you are required to be a U.S. Citizen. However, for all other County positions, you must be authorized to work in the United States.

Is there a limit on the number of jobs that I can apply for?

There is no limit to the number of positions you may apply for.

What if I want to apply on-line but don't have access to a computer?

If you do not have access to a computer, you may go to a public library, Texas Workforce Commission, or come to the Human Resources Department. Note: there is only one computer for public use in Human Resources. Staff will be available to assist you. You may also utilize a kiosk located at the following location:

Denton County Courts Building
1450 E. McKinney St., Second Floor 
Denton, Texas 76209-4524
(940) 349-2130
(972) 434-8821
(940) 349-2131 (Fax)
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Can I apply for jobs that are not currently open?

No, we only accept applications for jobs that we are currently recruiting for. However, you may be able to complete a Job Interest Notification Card for jobs that you might wish to apply for. This interest card will remain on file or "open" for 12 months. You will be notified by e-mail once a job you have expressed interest in is posted.

View a complete listing of Denton County Job Descriptions.

May I submit a resume?

We do not accept resumes in lieu of a completed application. However, you may attach a resume or other required documents to your online application.

How do I access my online account once it has been established?

Once you have established your account, you may access check your account status at the GovernmentJobs website. Or, by clicking the "Application Status" button located in the navigation pane to the left of this page. You may check the status of your application(s), update your application(s), or create a new application, and view all jobs that you have applied for.

How will I know if my application has been received?

If you have successfully submitted an application online, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail immediately.

How do I update the information on my job application?

You may update your application at anytime once you have created your online account. If you need to update your contact information on an application that has already been submitted, you may complete our online Updated Contact Information Request Form.

How long does it take to fill a position?

While every effort is made to fill positions as quickly as possible, many factors determine the time it takes to fill a position. This includes the period of time the position is posted, the number of applications received, and the schedule of the person(s) responsible for screening and interviewing applicants.

May I personally contact the individual in the hiring department who will conduct the interviews?

We discourage applicants from contacting the hiring department until they have been selected for an interview.

Human Resources prepares an eligibility list of qualified applicants which is forwarded to the hiring department. After reviewing the eligibility list, the hiring department decides which applicants to interview.

Each department also selects the individual(s) who will conduct the actual interview. If you are contacted for an interview, you may inquire as to whom to send a cover letter, or simply present one at the interview.

Will a criminal conviction disqualify me for job consideration?

A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you from employment. Unless the position you have applied for requires that the incumbent have no criminal record due to the nature of the position.

Denton County performs background checks on those individuals applying for safety or security sensitive positions as well as other County positions.