What happens after I apply?
You should receive a score in 4 to 6 weeks. We regret this delay. Due to
significantly increased volume of applications we are considering additional steps to prioritize and speed
If you qualify and
pass any required test your name will be added to the eligibles list or register. There is
an eligibles list for each announced job title. Your name will remain available for agency
referral for one (1) year. When a vacancy occurs, the hiring agency requests the
names of eligibles who are available to work at the job location. Eligibles are referred
in score order, highest to lowest.
Agencies may choose to interview and appoint anyone of the top 10 eligibles (including ties)
or anyone at or above the 90th percentile.
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. You may re-apply; however, there is a waiting
period to apply for the exact same job title and level. The waiting period is 90 days unless
stated in the posting.
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, IT, legal, clerical, financial, engineering, construction, maintenance, social
services, and corrections. Interested persons should contact individual agencies or facilities about their
future hiring plans. [Directory]
If you have questions or want more detailed information, please refer to
the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You may select specific
topic links on the Jobs
For information about the online application, please view the
Employment Application Guide.
If after reviewing the information on this Web site
you have questions, call: (304) 558-3950
If convenient, you may
visit our office. We are
located in the Charleston Capitol Complex, Building 6, Room 420.