Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I find out what positions are available within Baltimore City Government?
    A listing of current job announcements may be viewed online 24 hours a day/7 days a week via the City of Baltimore employment opportunities web page at www.baltimorecity.gov. You may also visit the recruitment office during business hours (M-F 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.), to view and apply for posted job announcements electronically. The recruitment office is located at 201 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202.
  2. How do I apply for positions with Baltimore City Government? 
    To apply for classified civil service positions you must create an account and submit an application via the online eRecruit system. An e-mail address is required to setup an account.
    If you have already created a Governmentjobs.com NEOGOV account with another agency, you do not have to create a new account with us. Your existing user name and password, as well as your saved profile, can be used to access our new system.
    To obtain detailed instructions on applying for positions via our online application process click on the ‘Recruitment Process’ link.
    To apply for positions listed in the Non-Classified section of the website, you must follow the instructions listed in the non-classified position job announcement.
  3. I do not have a computer. How can I apply for classified civil service positions? 
    You may apply for positions at any location with internet access. Free internet access is available at all local Library branches (contact the location closest to you for hours of operation), Mayor’s Office of Employment Development or you may want to seek assistance from a friend or relative.Additionally, during business hours computer kiosks are available in the City of Baltimore Recruitment office, located at 201 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 100, Baltimore MD 21202 (Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m).
  4. I did not see the job that I’m interested in listed on the City’s website. Can I apply anyway? 
    You can only apply for positions that are currently listed on the ‘Employment Opportunities’ section of the City’s website. You are encouraged to submit a request for posting notification by clicking on the ‘Job Notification’ link on the Employment Opportunities page. If the position is posted within one (1) year of the date the request for notification is submitted, you will receive an e-mail advising you of the job announcement.
  5. Where can I obtain additional details about a position I am interested in? 
    You may view classification specification for positions of interest via the ‘Classification Description’ link on the City’s webpage. The classification specification contains details on examples of job duties, knowledge, skills and abilities, minimum qualifications and other pertinent information about the classification. Visit www.baltimorecity.gov and click on ‘Classification Descriptions’ to view specifications for all Baltimore City classified civil service positions.
  6. I am interested in becoming a Baltimore City Firefighter. How do I apply? 
    You can only apply for entry-level positions within the Baltimore City Fire Department during the recruitment period. To receive email notification when the entry-level recruitment period approaches, submit a request for posting notification by clicking on the ‘Job Notification’ link on the Employment Opportunities page.
  7. I am interested in becoming a Baltimore City Police Officer? How do I apply? 
    To apply for uniform positions within the Baltimore City Police Department contact the Police Department Recruitment Office at (410) 396-2340, (877) PRIDEPD (777-9979)or visit the website at www.baltimorepolice.org.
  8. How do I apply for positions in the Baltimore City Public School System?
    Contact the Baltimore City Public Schools System Recruitment Office at 200 E. North Avenue, Room 110, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410)396-8885www.baltimorecityschools.org to obtain information.
  9. Where can I obtain information on training and/or employment assistance in the Baltimore area? 
    The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) provides city residents with customized job search and training resources. To obtain additional information on services provided, contact the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) at(410) 396-3009 or visit www.oedworks.com.
  10. Can I apply for positions with a paper application? 
    Baltimore City Department of Human Resources no longer accepts paper applications for classified civil service positions. You must apply for classified civil service positions via the online eRecruit System.
  11. I obtained a degree from a school located out of the United States. Will it be accepted for a position that requires post-secondary education?
    Education obtained in a country other than the U.S. must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. When applying for positions a copy of the evaluation must be submitted for review. View the ‘Education’ section of “How To Apply” for additional information.
  12. Will I need to take a specialized test such as a performance test to be considered for a position? 
    Some classified civil service positions require additional testing, but not all. Information regarding required testing will be indicated in the ‘Scope of Test’ section of the job announcement if applicable.
  13. How do I know that my application has been received? 
    You will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation shortly after submission of your application. Receipt of this notification is indication that you have successfully submitted your application.
  14. How can I check the status of my application? 
    To review the status of an application, log into your eRecruit account using your username and password. You may access the eRecruit system through the City of Baltimore website or by typing www.governmentjobs.com into your internet browser and clicking on the ‘Career Seekers’ tab. Once you are logged in, click on ‘Application Status’.
  15. I received a notice that my name has been terminated from the list. Why? 
    Eligible lists are effective for at least one year. Following the expiration of the one-year period an eligible list expires and all candidates on the list are notified of the list termination. Names may also be removed for various reasons such as not responding to an interview invitation or other correspondence.You will need to reapply for the classification when it is posted and meet all of the posted requirements to be placed on the eligible list.
  16. I applied for a position and received a notice stating “This examination was announced on a promotional basis for classified city employees” What does this notice mean?
    Positions announced as “Classified Employees Only” are only for Baltimore City employees, currently in classified civil services positions, who have completed the required probationary period. Individuals not currently serving in a classified City position should apply for positions announced in the “Civil Service” or “Non-Civil Service” sections of ‘Employment Opportunities’.
  17. Who can I contact if I have questions regarding the employment process or my application?
    You may contact the Department of Human Resources Recruitment Division at 201 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 396-3860, 711 (TTY) or submit an email to [email protected].
  18. What benefits are available to Baltimore City Government employees?
    View the Benefits Overview for information on Baltimore City Government’s comprehensive benefits package.
    To apply for uniform positions within the Baltimore City Police Department contact the Police Department Recruitment Office at (410) 396-2340(877) PRIDEPD (777-9979)or visit the website at www.baltimorepolice.org.