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Hiring Process

The goal of the recruitment and hiring process is to attract and hire the best talent to share in the mission and values of Lower Columbia College.

About Online Hiring Center (OHC)

LCC recently moved to NeoGov Online Hiring Center recruitment system software used by many public sector agencies and educational institutions. Positions are listed at Jobs at LCC on the NEOGOV website and cross-referenced from the Jobs at LCC page on the LCC website. Employees login to NEOGOV through NEOGOV Login.

OHC provides the ability to review candidate applications as well as create requisitions to fill a position. After a requisition is approved, HR coordinates with the supervisor to post the position announcement. Helpful guides provided below.

Hiring Full-time Employees

Human Resources (HR) leads the recruitment process for full-time employees, including administrator, exempt, classified and faculty positions (full-time).

Hiring Committees

Hiring committees consist of a diverse group representing each division of campus and a representative from each of the full-time employee classifications (exempt, faculty, and classified). The direct supervisor for the open position is almost always a part of the hiring committee. Generally, hiring committees consist of 6-7 individuals.

Appointing Full-time Employees

Sometimes, appointing employees into vacant positions is appropriate. The President may appoint an internal or external candidate to fill exempt and administrator positions without recruiting for the position. Appointments are reviewed by the Executive Leadership Team prior to final appointment by the President.

Hiring Part-time Hourly Employees (PTH)

PTH employees are considered temporary employees. Prior to the start of each fiscal year, HR sends out the PTH Reassurance memo requesting all PTH employees that intend to return to work in the upcoming fiscal year complete a new Temporary Appointment Notice.

Hiring Part-time Hourly Employees

Supervisors are in charge of hiring PTH employees. However, HR can be more involved in the hiring process if needed. Here are the steps for hiring PTH employees:

  1. Supervisor creates requisition in Online Hiring Center (OHC). Requisition routes to Vice President (VP) for approval.
  2. VP approves requisition in OHC.
  3. ELT reviews requisition after Cabinet discussion.
  4. HR posts the position announcement to the LCC website and creates job ads as appropriate.
  5. HR refers candidates to the supervisor after the position announcement closes.
  6. Supervisor reviews candidates, schedules interviews, and checks references.
  7. Supervisor contacts HR to run background checks prior to making a job offer.
  8. After an offer has been made and accepted, supervisor schedules new employee orientation with HR (the orientation must take place within three days after the employee starts in the new position).

Contact Human Resources

Human Resources located in the Administration Building, first floor. See Campus Map for location. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours, M-F, 8 am - 5 pm.

  Kendra Sprague, VP of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

   (360) 442-2121
  ksprague@lowercolumbia.edu 

 

  Samantha Orth, Director of Human Resources

   (360) 442-2124
  sorth@lowercolumbia.edu

  Shani Dennick, Senior HR Generalist & Benefits Administrator

   (360) 442-2123
  sdennick@lowercolumbia.edu

  Sydney Sanford, HR Generalist - Talent Acquisition 

   (360) 442-2122
  ssanford@lowercolumbia.edu

  Kaylee Opp HR Generalist

   (360) 442-2125
  kopp@lowercolumbia.edu

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