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How to Apply for WV State Jobs - General Public 

Online application is the fastest, most accurate, and most convenient way to apply for WV state jobs. The following applicants should apply online:

o   All new (first-time) applicants.

o   Returning applicants who wish to apply for additional job classes.

o   Current and/or former State employees who wish to establish their names on our registers (lists of eligible applicants). 


The Online Application Process

1.      Search Jobs Open to the General Public – Scroll through to review open jobs.

2.      Create a Government.jobs account or view the  GovernmentJobs.com Application Guide.

3.      Begin building your application  

o   You can create an account and application profile without selecting a job,

o   Your online application will not be visible to us until you Apply for a job title and Submit the application

o   Applications for WV State jobs are powered by "GovernmentJobs.com".

4.      Return to the WV State Jobs list -  www.personnel.gov.

o   WV State Government Jobs are not listed on GovernmentJobs.com.

o   If you meet the qualifications for an open position, click the Apply link.


Application Tips

ü  Complete the Work Experience part of the online application.

ü  Do not use "See Attached". Incomplete information could lower your rating.

ü  Always include approximate salary for any paid job. If necessary, estimate.

ü  Indicate the average number of hours you worked per week.

ü  Keep your account information (Name, address, phone, Email) up to date.


Another way to learn about WV state jobs is to attend one of our Job Fairs and Recruitment Events.

Complete an Online Job Interest Card to receive automatic email notification of new job openings that match your interests.
Students seeking internships, consider applying for the Governor’s Internship Program (GIP)

Staffing Services specialists provide employment counseling and assessment services

 to applicants for all WV state merit system job vacancies.  

Our offices are located on the Fourth Floor of Building 6 in the State Capitol Complex,

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, West Virginia

 Contact us phone at 304-558-3950 ext. 0.


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