Frequently Asked Questions
For Employment Opportunities and Information with the Sheriff's Office, please click on the following links:
Career Page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mctxsheriff/
Recruiting Information Page: http://www.mctxsheriff.org/careers
Where can I find a listing of all available job opportunities?
You may view job announcements at the following locations:
Montgomery County Website: www.mctx.org click on Jobs/Job Opportunities.
In Person: Human Resources Department
501 North Thompson St. Suite #400
Conroe, TX. 77301
For Sheriff's Office employment opportunites, please click the following link:
Career Page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mctxsheriff/
Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to work for Montgomery County?
For all TCLEOSE licensed (law enforcement) positions you are required to be a U.S. Citizen. However, for all other County positions, you must be authorized to work in the United States.
Is there a limit on the number of jobs that I can apply for?
There is no limit to the number of positions you may apply for.
One completed application is sufficient for applying for multiple positions at one time.
Sheriff's Office positions NOT included. Please see the Sheriff's Career Page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mctxsheriff/
Can I apply for jobs that are not currently open?
No, we only accept applications for jobs that are currently posted on our website: www.mctx.org
May I submit a resume only to be considered for a positon with the County?
We do not accept resumes in lieu of a completed application. You may attach a resume or other required documents to your application.
Can I call to see if my application has been sent to the requested department?
Do not call our office to verify that your application has been sent. This only slows down the application process and makes it difficult for us to process job openings and applicants in a timely manner. We regret that we cannot take the time to get to know each applicant personally, but the volume of applicants does not allow us time to do so if we are to meet our goal of matching applicants and jobs as quickly as possible.
What is the cost of the clerical and typing test?
There is no charge to take the clerical and typing test.
Will you fax or mail me an application?
Applications are available on the County website: www.mctx.org under Human Resources
How do I update the information on my job application?
It is your responsibility to update information on file with us. You will need to re-submit an application if there are any changes to it. We will not update information by phone. You may submit the updated application:
In Person: Montgomery County Human Resources
501 North Thompson St. Suite 400
Conroe, TX 77301
By Fax: (936) 788-8396
By E-mail: email@example.com
How long does it take to fill a position?
While every effort is made to fill positions as quickly as possible, many factors determine the time it takes to fill a position including the period of time the position is posted, the number of applications received, and the schedule of the person(s) responsible for screening and interviewing applicants.
May I personally contact the individual in the hiring department who will conduct the interviews?
We discourage applicants from contacting the hiring department until they have been selected for an interview.
Human Resources will forward your application to the hiring department.
After reviewing the applications, the hiring department decides which applicants to call in for an interview.
Each department also selects the individual(s) who will conduct the actual interview. If you are contacted for an interview, you may inquire as to whom to send a cover letter to, or simply present one at the interview.
How do I know if I must take a test?
Each job positng will state which type of tests are required and the minimum score requirements for that position.
The position may require the following tests: Typing, Math, Administrative Skills, Excel and Word.
When can I take the clerical tests?
Testing is administered online. Send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a clerical test link. Once you receive an email with the test invite code, you may take at your convenience, but prior to the link expiration. Expiration is 72 hours after receiving email link.
What is a passing test score?
You must make a 70% or better to pass, however, some positions have specific score requirements to be able to apply for that position.
The job posting will state the minimum score requirement for that position.
If you do not meet the minimum score requirements, you may re-take any of the tests the next available testing day.
What if I passed the clerical test, but want to improve on my test scores?
You may re-test the following week.
How do I schedule to take the Clerical and Typing Test?
Human Resources requires an applicant to send an email requesting online clerical testing. Send email request to email@example.com
Subject Line: clerical test request
Body of email: Type in your first and last name
(No additional information is required.)
What information do I turn into Montgomery County Human Resources?
Once you have completed the requirements of the job posting, submit your completed application and resume to Montgomery County Human Resources Department.
*We will accept applications only AFTER you have met the position requirements.
Can I still apply for a position even though I did not pass or meet the minimum score requirements on the clerical test?
No, you must first meet all position requirements before you submit an application.
Applications will not be accepted or processed if you have nor met the minimum score requiremtents.
Where do I bring the application?
Montgomery County Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building
Montgomery County Human Resources
501 N Thompson Street Suite #400 (4th Floor)
Conroe, Texaas 77301
When do you accept applications?
We accept applications Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Closed Friday's from12:00pm-1:00pm)
Do I need to submit a separate application for each position that I am interested in?
No. Because your application is on file, we can send it to whatever department you request.
Please verify that the information we have on file meets the requirements of the position.
How long does my application stay on file with the Human Resources Department?
Your application will stay on file for 2 years. Clerical test scores will stay on file for 2 years.
Once your application expires, and you are interested in applying, you will need to re-submit an application, and re-take the Clerical test (if required).
How do I request my application be sent (forwarded) to another department?
If you are interested in applying for another position, review the job posting, and verify that the information we have on file meets the requirements of the position.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your application be forwarded. Please list the department and job title in the “Subject” line.
You may also request your application be forwarded by calling Human Resources at (936) 539-7886. If the position requires additional testing, you must pass the additional test(s) before your application is forwarded.
If a position has been posted on the website for a long time, are you still taking applications for that position?
Yes. We will take applications for job postings currently posted on the website.
If I apply for a position, will I receive an interview?
Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, we cannot interview every applicant. Your application will be considered and reviewed in comparison with the other applications we received. The most-qualified applicants may be invited to participate in additional selection activities such as tests or interviews.
Do you offer relocation assistance to candidates?
No, we do not provide relocation assistance to candidates.