Job PostingIn addition to recruiting from outside the University, Georgetown posts jobs to give qualified current employees an opportunity to apply and be considered for job openings within the University. A job notice for a vacant position will be posted for at least five workdays before an employment offer may be extended to a candidate. Jobs are posted on the Human Resources Department Web site at http://hr.georgetown.edu.
More information about job postings is available from the Human Resources Department. Please note that the Georgetown University job postings include the knowledge, skills, abilities, and hiring criteria used in the selection process. The Human Resources Department does not provide formal job descriptions to prospective applicants.
Job Application and Selection ProcessCurrent employees may apply for other Georgetown positions through the Human Resources Department. When a current Georgetown employee applies for another position at the University, the Human Resources Department provides relevant information from the employee’s personnel file to the department conducting the interview. For example, the department will usually receive a copy of the employee’s most recent performance review. If an internal candidate becomes a finalist, the selecting department (or the Human Resources Department) may contact the employee’s supervisor.
Employment of Family MembersEmployment decisions are based on individual merit and job qualifications. The University will consider employment of family members (i.e. persons related by blood, adoption, or marriage) in the same or different departments; however, individuals may not directly supervise family members or participate in employment, pay, or other decisions concerning a family member that may present a real or perceived conflict of interest. Employees must inform the Human Resources Department of potential or existing situations involving employment of family members.
Employment of MinorsThe law prohibits employment of anyone under age 14. The University also has established guidelines for the employment of individuals under age 18. Additional details about the employment of minors are available online at http://hr.georgetown.edu.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action PolicyGeorgetown University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, which means that it seeks to provide equal opportunity in employment for all persons. Therefore, in all aspects of employment, the University prohibits discrimination and harassment because of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
In addition, the University will use good faith efforts to achieve ethnic and gender diversity throughout the workforce in accordance with federal regulations and Executive Order 11246. The University emphasizes recruitment and promotion of women, minority group members, disabled individuals, and Vietnam-era veterans, veterans who served on active duty during a war or campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, and recently separated veterans in selecting individuals who best meet the needs of the University.
The University’s Affirmative Action Grievance Procedures provide for prompt, fair, and impartial consideration of all complaints of discrimination.