(A conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from employment).
Please list two (2) references that are familiar with your work life.
Prior Work Record (Start with most recent/present employer and complete in full)
Job Applicant’s Agreement and Certification
“I certify that the information given by me in this application is true in all respects, and I agree that if the information given is found to be false in any way, it shall be considered sufficient cause for denial of employment or discharge. I authorize the use of any information in this application to verify my statements, and I authorize past employers, all references, and any other persons to answer all questions asked concerning my ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all such persons from any liability or damages on account of having furnished such information.”
“I understand that nothing contained in this employment application or in the granting of an interview is intended to create an employment contract between the company and myself for either employment or for the providing of any benefit. No promises regarding employment have been made to me, and I understand that no such promise or guarantee is binding upon the company unless made in writing. If an employment relationship is established, I understand that I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and that the company retains the same right.”
“If I am offered employment, I agree to submit to a physical examination whenever requested, and I understand my becoming employed and/or my continued employment are subject to the results of any physical examination related to my job duties in accordance with company policies and procedures.”
“I understand that I will be required to take a drug test. I understand that I will be required to sign a drug free statement."
“I understand that if employed, policies, and rules which are issued are not conditions of employment and that the employer may revise policies or procedures, in whole or in part, at any time.”
"I understand that this application will be kept on file for six months from the date completed, after which time I would have toreapply in accordance with established company procedures.”
In connection with my application for employment (including contract for services or volunteers), I understand that investigative background inquiries are to be made on me, which may include criminal, civil litigation, motor vehicle, and other reports. These reports may include information as to my character, work habits, performance, education and experience along with reasons for termination of employment from previous employers. Further, I understand that you will be requesting information from various Federal, State, and other agencies which maintain records concerning my past activities relating to my driving, criminal, civil and other experiences.
I authorize without reservation, any party or agency contacted to furnish the above mentioned information and release all parties involved from any liability and responsibility for doing so. I hereby consent to obtaining the above information from any of their licensed agents. This authorization and consent shall be valid in original, fax or copy form. I further authorize ongoing procurement of the reports mentioned above at any time during my employment, (contract or volunteering).
AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZATION, AND CONSENT FOR RELEASE OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION
As a government contractor, Horizons Youth Services complies with various laws and regulations that require us to file annual statistical reports on applicants for employment. In addition, we wish to comply with the various laws and regulations which protect handicapped, disabled veterans and veterans who served on active duty during the Vietnam era for more than 180 days. Submitting this information is voluntary and has no bearing on the hiring/employment process. This supplement will be maintained separately from your application and personnel file.
Horizons Youth Services is a Government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA), which requires Government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment: (1) disabled veterans; (2) recently separated veterans; (3) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; and (4) Armed Forces service medal veterans. These classifications are defined as follows:• A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:• A veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or• a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.• A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.• An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.• An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Protected veterans may have additional rights under USERRA—the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. In particular, if you were absent from employment in order to perform service in the uniformed service, you may be entitled to be reemployed by your employer in the position you would have obtained with reasonable certainty if not for the absence due to service. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), tollfree, at 1-866-4-USA-DOL.
If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed above, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below. As a Government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA.
As a Government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we are required to submit a report to the United States Department of Labor each year identifying the number of our employees belonging to each specified “protected veteran” category. If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed above, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below.
If you are a disabled veteran it would assist us if you tell us whether there are accommodations we could make that would enable you to perform the essential functions of the job, including special equipment, changes in the physical layout of the job, changes in the way the job is customarily performed, provision of personal assistance services or other accommodations. This information will assist us in making reasonable accommodations for your disability. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information provided will be used only in ways that are not inconsistent with the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. The information you submit will be kept confidential, except that (i) supervisors and managers may be informed regarding restrictions on the work or duties of disabled veterans, and regarding necessary accommodations; (ii) first aid and safety personnel may be informed, when and to the extent appropriate, if you have a condition that might require emergency treatment; and (iii) Government officials engaged in enforcing laws administered by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be informed.
APPLICANTS IDENTIFYING THEIR SEX AND RACE
Why are you being asked to complete this form?
Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities.[i] To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.
If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.
How do I know if I have a disability?
You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
· Blindness· Autism· Bipolar disorder· Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)· Deafness· Cerebral palsy· Major depression· Obsessive compulsive disorder· Cancer· HIV/AIDS· Multiple sclerosis (MS)· Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair · Diabetes
· Epilepsy· Schizophrenia
· Muscular dystrophy· Missing limbs or partially missing limbs· Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
[i] Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.
PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.