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Below are some frequently asked questions for the City of Wilmington Human Resources Department. To view only questions related to benefits or questions related to job application and recruitment, select the appropriate option in the "categories" box.

If you have other questions, please contact our office at (910) 341-7840.

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  • How much vacation time can I accrue?

  • How do I know I submitted my application properly?

  • How can I check the status of my application?

  • How and when can I update my application?

  • What if I am not ready to fill out the application at this time?

  • Will I automatically be considered for other positions if I previously submitted an application?

  • I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?

  • How do I print my application?

  • Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

  • Who will see my application when I use the online process?

  • An email address is required to complete the online application. How do I get an email address?

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

  • How will I know if a position I have applied for has been filled?

  • Does the City of Wilmington also accept applications for vacancies at the Cape Fear Public Utility authority, New Hanover County Government, or other government agencies?

  • What should I do if I am interested in a position but it is not listed on the vacancy list?

  • Who should I contact to follow-up on my application?

  • What happens after I submit my application?

  • How long does it take for the hiring manager to schedule interviews after a position closes?

  • Can I submit a resume only?

  • Does the City of Wilmington require candidates for employment to submit to a drug screen or physical examination?

  • How long will my application remain "active"?

  • When can I change my Benefits?

How many vacation hours can I have available at the end of the year?

A .Each employee can have as much as two years’ worth of time ‘on the books’ on December 31st of each year.  What that means is that your balance can have as much as double what you earn in one year.  If you are not sure what your yearly amount is look on your pay stub, your rate of accrual is on the lower left side.

Multiply your earned number by 48. That is the maximum you can have in this ‘bucket’.  So for a person who accrues 7 hours  twice a month, the maximum amount they can have ‘on the books’ is 336 hours (7 X 48 = 336).