Frequently Asked Questions
Downtown Campus, Room M326
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma
Tel: 253.680. 7181
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Receptionist Debbra Olson
Director of Human Resources Geof Kaufman
Employee Relations, Staff Wellness, ADA and Retirement Veta Paget
Recruitment and Public Records Request Sheila White
Personnel Files, Reports and Contracts Kelli Rice
Health Benefits, Staff Development, L&I and Leaves Vladimir Samoylenko
Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about the employment application process. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
Q: How can I find out what employment opportunities are currently available?
A: To find out what positions are currently open, please visit Employment Opportunities.
Q: How can I submit my application materials?
A: If you are interested in a position at Bates Technical College, you must submit your application online. You may submit your application materials using any computer with an internet connection. You may also submit your materials using the Human Resources Department kiosk at the Downtown Campus, Room M326.
Q: Can I send in my resume instead of filling out an application?
A: Sorry, we will not accept a resume in lieu of a completed online application. Be sure to check the recruitment notice for a list of the required application materials.
Q: How can I submit all of the supplemental application materials required?
A: Your supplemental materials can be uploaded as part of your online application.
Q: How will I know if I am selected for an interview?
A: A selection committee will review all applications submitted. Qualified applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by email or telephone (usually within two weeks of the closing date). Applicants not selected for interview will be notified by email.
Q: I want to include a cover letter with my application materials. To whom should I address the cover letter?
A: We have a collaborative hiring process, so our interviews are conducted by selection/interview committees. It is perfectly acceptable to address your cover letter "Dear Selection Committee" or "Dear Interview Committee."
Q: I previously submitted an employment application and now I want to apply for a different position. Can I have my previous forwarded to the new position?
A: Once you have completed your online application, you will always have the opportunity to update it and apply for different positions. However, it is important to remember that the new position you are applying for may require different or additional materials.
Q: How long do you keep application materials?
A: We keep application materials on file for six months. If you have questions about your specific materials, please contact the Human Resources Department, 253.680.7181.