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DPR Announces Second 2014 Summer Employment Hiring Fair

dc.gov | 3/13/2014, 5:53 p.m.
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The Rosedale Recreation Center in Northeast D.C. (dpr.dc.gov)

Phase 1: Hiring Fair – At the hiring fair, applicants will be able to speak with DPR staff about the Agency and the various summer programs. They will also participate in a panel interview conducted by DPR Program Managers. Those successfully completing this phase will receive a contingency letter (on-site) with further instructions to complete the hiring process.

Phase 2: MPD Background Clearance – Once an applicant successfully completes Phase 1: Hiring Fair they will be required to complete a Background Clearance with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The Background Clearance process could potentially be scheduled for the day of the Hiring Fair; however, applicants will be instructed on how to follow the appropriate steps for completion. This does not guarantee employment, however, it will assist DPR's Human Resources in expediting the hiring process if or when selected.

Notification 3: Pre-Employment Clearance – Once an applicant successfully completes Phase 1: Hiring Fair and Phase 2: MPD Background Clearance, they will receive an email confirmation (this could take 2 – 3 weeks) with additional instructions about the summer hiring process and the scheduling of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Phase 3: Suitability Clearance – Applicants will be scheduled for pre-employment drug and alcohol screening to be completed with the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR). It is imperative that this pre-scheduled appointment be kept, as it required for continuation in the summer hiring process. Any missed appointments will result in applicant elimination from the process.

Notification 4: Invitation to Orientation – Once an applicant has successfully completed the pre-employment screening process (including passing both MPD and DCHR clearances), applicants will receive an invitation to attend a DPR Human Resources Orientation.

Phase 4: Orientation and Offer Letter – All on-boarding documentation will be completed, an on-boarding package will be distributed, and applicants will receive a formal offer letter from DPR Human Resources. The offer letter will state your position, program, salary, start date, and end date.

Please note the following:

Applicants are only permitted to start working once all steps are completed and a signed offer letter from DPR Human Resources has been presented to the applicant.

The DPR Summer Hire process is not the same at the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

To find out more information about DPR's Summer Employment opportunities, position descriptions, program descriptions and for future hiring fair dates, please visit http://summer.dpr.dc.gov, call (202) 671-1819 or email dpr.summer@dc.gov.