Titles Requiring an Online Exam
Accounting Technician 1 & 2
Assistant Fire Marshal-in-Training
Environmental Resources Specialist 1
Financial Institution Examiner, Trainee
Investigator 1 & 2
Oil and Gas Inspector
Natural Resources Police Officer (Test is open at the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) request. Information is available on DNR website at https://wvdnr.gov/law-enforcement/)
If you meet the minimum qualifications and pass any required examination, your name will be added to the eligible list or register (receipt of a passing score is indication that your name has been added).
An eligible list exists for each announced job title. Qualified applicant names will remain available for agency referral for six (6) months. You may not retake the same examination within a period of thirty (30) days from the previous test date; but, may wish to retest seeking improved scores. The new score (higher or lower) will automatically replace any previous score. When a vacancy occurs, the hiring agency in which the vacancy exists requests the names of eligible candidates from the Division of Personnel. Eligible applicants are referred in score order, ranked highest to lowest. Agencies may choose to interview and appoint any one of the top (ten) 10 eligible applicants (including ties), or anyone at or above the ninetieth (90th) percentile. The decision on whom to hire is completely at the discretion of the hiring agency. Depending on vacancies, qualified applicant names may be referred to any of the thirty (30) plus state agencies. This approach enables applicants to efficiently compete for numerous jobs without having to apply at multiple locations. If selected to interview or for employment, the agency will notify the applicant directly.
Because the state government is immense 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 (listed under the Critical Needs Jobs section on our website). Interested persons should contact individual agencies or facilities about future hiring plans (please see directory of state agencies).
How To Take
If you have applied for one or more positions indicated with a “T" after the job title on the WV Division of Personnel's job opportunities page, this indicates that the job requires a test. A notification will be sent from the State's online learning portal (CourseMill) stating, “You have been registered as a user in the State of West Virginia Public Learning Center for Civil Service Testing." Please note that the preferred browsers are FireFox, Chrome, and Edge. If you have applied online for a position indicated with a “P" after the job title on the WV Division of Personnel's job opportunities page, this indicates the job requires a performance test. A typing test notification will be sent via email from WV Division of Personnel.
Staff will register these applicants and instructions will be provided to that applicant within (three-five) 3-5 days. You will receive a separate email when an exam has been assigned in order to take the test. Only one USERNAME/PASSWORD notification will be issued for all exams. Log on to: www.onlinelearning.wv.gov/student.
Once you take the exam, the application is then reviewed to ensure minimum qualifications have been met. Once this review is complete and it is determined that the applicant is qualified and has passed this test, the applicant's name will be placed on the hiring register for consideration.