Most job classifications do not require written or performance testing; instead, the applicant only needs to submit an application. These positions are referred to as "unassembled," or "rated" examinations. The applicant's qualifying education, training and/or experience will be analyzed to determine eligibility. Once the evaluation process is complete, the score will be sent to the applicant.
Any additional pertinent documentation (i.e., an official transcript, diplomas, DD214s, licenses, etc.) can be attached to the online application. These only need to be submitted once and will remain on file with the Division of Personnel. A copy is acceptable.
For non-tested jobs, qualifying applicants will be assigned a score based on the level of training/education and/or the quantity or level of previous work experience. Your name will be added to the eligible list or register (receipt of a passing score is your indication that your name has been added). There is an eligible list for each announced job title. Your name will remain available for agency referral for one year.
When a vacancy occurs, the hiring agency (the agency in which the vacancy exists) requests from us the names of eligible candidates who are available to work at the job location. Eligible applicants are referred in score order, ranked highest to lowest. Agencies may choose to interview and appoint any one of the top 10 eligible candidates (including ties), or anyone at or above the 90th percentile. The decision on whom to hire rests with the individual hiring agency.
Depending on hiring needs, your name may be referred to any of more than 30 state agencies. This approach enables applicants to efficiently compete for many jobs without having to apply at multiple locations. If you are selected for interview or employment, the agency will notify you directly.
Because state government is so large and diverse, job opportunities are constantly changing. The state has a continuous need for workers in many fields, including health/medical, information technology, legal, clerical, financial, engineering, construction, maintenance, social services, and corrections (check out our Critical Needs Jobs section). Interested persons should contact individual agencies or facilities about their future hiring plans (directory of state agencies).