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Covered and Non-Covered Agencies


Covered agencies are those served by, and which must comply with, the Division of Personnel merit system of Personnel administration. Classified position vacancies in these covered agencies are always filled through Division of Personnel applicant screening and referral procedures.

Applicants need only submit one application to the Division of Personnel to be considered for job openings in all of these covered agencies. For example, an individual applying for the job title of Accountant 1 could be referred to several covered agencies for possible interview.


Agencies not covered by the merit system are sometimes also referred to as "exempt agencies." These agencies aren’t required to use DOP services or follow its merit system; however, they do, from time to time, request applicant referral and other services from the Division of Personnel. Individuals interested in jobs in exempt agencies should make inquires directly with each specific agency or office.


Some executive level, policy-making, temporary, and specifically designated positions in covered agencies may be exempt from coverage.


This is only a partial list of non-covered agencies. Many smaller boards, commissions, and offices are not included. Also, local government agencies (Police, Fire, Schools, etc.) are not covered. Some local agencies use “civil service” or merit personnel systems not under the jurisdiction of the Division of Personnel.

  • Administration, Department of
      • Finance Division 
      • General Services Division
      • Office of Technology
      • Personnel, Division of
      • Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA)
      • Purchasing Division
      • Real Estate Division
      • Surplus Property
      • Travel Management
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Development Office, West Virginia
  • Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, WV
  • Arts, Culture and History
    • Library Commission
  • Energy, Division of
  • Environmental Protection, Department of
  • Forestry, Division of
  • Health & Human Resources, Department of
    • Bureau for Children and Families
    • Bureau for Child Support Enforcement
    • Bureau for Public Health
    • Bureau for Medical Services
    • Bureau for Behavioral Health
    • Child Health Insurance Agency
    • Health Care Authority
    • Office of Health Facilities
    • Local Health Departments
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Labor, Division of
  • Military Affairs & Public Safety
    • Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Division of
    • Fire Marshal, Office of State
    • Justice and Community Services, Division of
    • Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of
    • Parole Board, WV
  • Miner's Health, Safety and Training
  • Natural Resources, Division of
  • Public Service Commission
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Revenue, Department of
    • Financial Institutions, Division of
    • State Budget Office
    • Insurance Commissioner, Offices of
    • Lottery
    • Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
    • Office of Tax Appeals
  • Senior Services, Bureau of
  • Tourism, Division of
  • Transportation
    • Administrative Hearings, Office of
    • Motor Vehicles
    • Public Transit
    • State Rail Authority
  • Veteran's Assistance, Department of
    • Veteran's Home, WV
    • Veteran's Nursing Facility, WV
  • Water Development Authority
  • WorkForce WV


  • Offices of State Elected Officials:
    • Agriculture, Department of
    • Attorney General
    • Governor’s Office
    • Legislature and related offices
    • Secretary of State
    • State Auditor
    • State Treasurer
  • Adjutant General’s Office
  • Aeronautics Commission
  • Air Quality Division
  • Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Court of Claims 
  • Education, Department of
  • Educational Broadcasting Authority
  • Ethics Commission
  • Farm Management Commission
  • Geological & Economic Survey
  • Higher Education
  • Highways, Division of
  • Housing Development Fund
  • Investments, WV State Board of
  • Municipal Bond Commission
  • Oil & Gas Commission
  • Parkways Authority
  • Probation and Parole, Board of
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Institute
  • Protective Services, Division of
  • Public Defender Services
  • Public Employees Grievance Board
  • Public Port Authority
  • Racing Commission
  • Risk and Insurance Management, Board of
  • School Building Authority
  • Solid Waste Management Board
  • Special Investigations, Commission on
  • State Bar
  • State Colleges and Universities
  • State Police
  • Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Tax Department
  • Volunteer WV
  • Water Resources Board

Last Updated: November 2018

The Division of Personnel does not process applications for the United States Postal Service or for jobs with the Federal government. For jobs with West Virginia private businesses and organizations, refer to the WorkForce West Virginia website.