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
    • Fleet Management, Division of
    • General Services, Division of
    • Office of Technology
    • Personnel, Division of
    • Public Employees Insurance Agency
    • Purchasing Division
    • Real Estate Division
    • Surplus Property
    • Travel Management

Culture and History, Department of

    • Library Commission

Commerce, Department of

    • Economic Development, Department of​
    • Forestry, Division of
    • Labor, Division of
    • Miner’s Heath, Safety and Training
    • Natural Resources, Division of
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Tourism, Department of
    • WorkForce WV

Environmental Protection, Department of

Health & Human Resources, Department of

    • Bureau for Family Assistance
    • Bureau for Social Services
    • 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

Homeland Security, Department of

    • Administrative Services, Division of
    • Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of
    • Fire Marshal, Office of State​​

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

Veterans Assistance, Department of

    • Veterans Home, WV
    • Veterans Nursing Facility, WV

Water Development Authority


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

Emergency Management, Division of

Ethics Commission

Farm Management Commission

Geological & Economic Survey

Higher Education

Housing Development Fund

Investments, WV State Board of

Local Health Departments

    • Barbour County Health Department​​
    • Cabell-Huntington Health Department
    • Fayette County Health Department
    • Grafton-Taylor Health Department​
    • Lincoln County Health Department
    • Marion County Health Department​​​
    • Mingo County Health Department
    • Nicholas County Health Department​​

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

    • ​​Intermediate Court of Appeals​​

Transportation, Department of​

    • Administrative Hearings, Office of  ​
    • Highways, Division of
    • Motor Vehicles, Division of
    • Public Transit, Division of
    • State Rail Authority

    Water Resources Board

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





    Last Updated: May 2023​

    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.​