Covered and Non-Covered Agencies

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.

NON-COVERED AGENCIES

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.

COVERED AGENCIES    NON-COVERED AGENCIES

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

* Personnel administration conducted in accordance with agency promulgated merit system.

 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Volunteer WV
  • Water Resources Board

Last Updated: May 2019

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.