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.




Executive-level, policy-making, temporary, and specifically designated positions may be exempt from merit system coverage in Division of Personnel (DOP) covered agencies.


This is only a partial list of non-covered State agencies. Many smaller boards, commissions, and offices are not included. 

Local government agencies (Police, Fire, Schools, etc.) and some State agencies may conduct personnel administration in accordance with "civil service" or merit systems, which are not affiliated with or under the jurisdiction of the DOP.

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

Arts, Culture and History, Department of

    • Library Commission

Commerce, Department of

    • Forestry, Division of
    • Labor, Division of
    • Miner’s Heath, Safety and Training
    • Natural Resources, Division of
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • WorkForce WV

Economic Development, Department of

Environmental Protection, Department of

Health, Department of

    • Center for Threat Preparedness
    • Chief Medical Examiner, Office of the
    • Emergency Medical Services, Office of
    • Health Care Authority
    • Human Rights Commission
    • Inspector General, Office of the
    • Public Health, Bureau for

Human Services, Department of

    • Behavioral Health, Bureau for
    • Child Support Enforcement, Bureau for
    • Family Assistance, Bureau for
    • Medical Services, Bureau for

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

Tourism, Department 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

Health Facilities, Department of

    • Hopemont Hospital​​
    • Jackie Withrow Hospital
    • John Manchin, Sr, Health Care Center
    • Lakin Hospital
    • Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital
    • Welch Community Hospital
    • William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital

Higher Education Policy Commission

    • Bluefield State University
    • Concord University
    • Erma Byrd Higher Eduction Center
    • Fairmont State University
    • Glenville State University
    • Marshall University
    • Potomac State College of West Virginia University
    • Shepherd University
    • West Liberty University
    • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    • West Virginia State University
    • West Virginia University
    • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Housing Development Fund

Human Services, Department of

    • *Social Services, Bureau for

Investments, WV State Board of

Unaffiliated Local Health Departments

    • Barbour Health Department
    • Cabell-Huntington Health Department
    • Fayette Health Department
    • Grafton-Taylor Health Department​
    • Lincoln Health Department
    • Marion Health Department​​​
    • Mingo Health Department
    • Nicholas 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
    • Multimodal Transportation Facilities, Division of
      • ​Aeronautics Commission
      • Public Port Authority
      • Public Transit, Division of
      • State Rail Authority​

    Water Resources Board​

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

    Last Updated: January 2024

    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.​