Interview/Search Committee Process


    Interviews for hiring positions will include a Tier I and Tier II for Faculty hires and a Tier I for all other full-time positions. Tier I Faculty interviews will include a Chair and Dean ( Workforce and Academic respectively) along with faculty. Tier II Faculty interviews will include President and/or VPI along with other staff. Tier I for Full-time hires will at minimum include the hiring supervisor and the respective Dean/VP.

    Personnel Requisition  

    Supervisor completes Personnel Requisition and submits it to the appropriate Dean and Vice President for approval.   

    Personnel Requisition should then be submitted to Human Resources Office with all required signatures. Follow this link for Personnel Requisition Template.   


    The requisitions should have the following attachments:      

    Job Description      

    List of Interview Committee Members      


    Supervisor, Dean or Vice President submits an updated Job Description with Revision Date electronically to HR using the approved Job Description Template.


    HR will submit Requisition and Job Description to the College President for approval. (If applicable)

    Job Folder  

    HR will assign a number and create a job folder to the Approved Requisition and post the position to the HR webpage and other job posting sites.

    HR will create a Job Folder in BlackBoard. Committee members will be able to view applications via BlackBoard. All applications will be uploaded as they are received. 


    Interview Committee   

    It is the responsibility of the Committee Chair to provide HR with a list of all Committee members and a list of all applicants to be interviewed.

     Interview Date and Time  

    It is the Committee Chair's responsibility to inform HR of the date and time for interviews. HR requires notice of no less than 5 business days for all interviews. Any special accommodations required should be communicated to HR.

    HR will contact applicants and schedule interviews, conduct reference and criminal background checks. Copies of references will be provided to Committee Members. 


    Interview Location  

    Upon notification of date and time of interviews, HR will schedule a location for the interviews.



    It is the responsibility of the Committee Chair to inform HR if a test or presentation will be required, and what the test/presentation will consist of, and any time limits as applicable.  

    Faculty Interviews consist of a two tier process. First tier interview committee should consist of Dean and at least three other faculty members. First tier committee will refer 2-3 candidates for second tier interview.

    Tier two committee consists of College President and the Vice President of Instruction and Economic Development. 

    Part Time and Adjunct Instructors do not require committee interviews.  


    Interview Questions  

    It is the responsibility of the Committee Chair to submit interview questions to HR for review. Questions should be submitted to HR for approval no less than 2 days prior to the scheduled interviews. (Interview Question Template)  


    HR will notify the chair upon approval of the Interview Questions.

    It is the responsibility of the Interview Committee Chair to provide copies of the Interview Questions for each Committee Member. 


    Interview schedule 

    It is the responsibility of HR to provide the Interview Committee with a schedule of interviews which will include the date, time, location, and scheduled applicants.

    It is the responsibility of the Interview Committee Chair to verify that all members will be present the day of the interviews. 

    It is the responsibility of of both HR and the Interview Committee Chair to communicate any changes to the schedule in advance when necessary. 


     Post Interview Process  

    Applicant should complete an Interview Exit form with HR or appropriate off-site designee.

    Each Committee Member must sign the statement of confidentiality form and submit to HR. (Confidentiality Form) 

    All Interview Question Forms completed by each Committee Member must be submitted to HR immediately following the interviews. 

    Applications printed by any Committee Member should be shredded immediately following the interviews. 


    Letter of Recommendation  

    It is the responsibility of the Interview Committee Chair to submit a Letter of Recommendation to HR. HR will submit the Letter of Recommendation to the College President for approval.


    Job Offer  

    HR Director will contact the applicant with a job offer upon receipt of approval from the College President.