Searching for State of Texas Jobs

– Thanks to guest blogger Joe Ettle for this post.

Using the Search for State Jobs feature in WorkInTexas.com, a job seeker can search for jobs with the State of Texas. Job seekers can search by agency name, job title (classification), or view a list of all the agencies and their postings.

If you already know what kind of position or which agency you want to work for, you can narrow your search to just those fields. But for someone looking to get a job in state government, viewing all the agencies is a great place to start. While viewing all of the agencies can take a little bit longer, it gives you the time to discover the different types of jobs available at each agency.

The number of job postings differs by agency and not all agencies have open positions. For agencies with a large number of postings, you can sort the location of the position alphabetically to find one in a location that you desire. To apply for any postings found in this part of WorkInTexas.com you will need to complete a State of Texas Application. This application covers education, training, licenses, and employment history.

These job postings can potentially be updated every day, so a persistent job seeker might want to check back frequently for new postings. A good trick is to look for the Veterans Only symbol. All postings are reserved for veterans for the first 48 hours that they are posted. If a job seeker comes back often enough they can quickly identify newer postings by looking for this symbol.

While this site is a good start for looking for employment with the State of Texas, a diligent job seeker might also want to visit the website of the agency for which they are applying. Some agencies (ex. OAG) require you apply through WorkinTexas.com, while others (TXDOT, HHSC) prefer that you apply through their online systems. Also, the job posting on the agency’s website might have additional details about the position including job responsibilities, travel requirements, and experience needed.

With this and other WorkInTexas.com tools you can be on your way to finding a career in no time.

7 thoughts on “Searching for State of Texas Jobs

  1. Anonymous April 23, 2013 / 3:28 am

    More than half of them, we are unable to know what company we are applying to nor we have equal information about them.

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  2. Scott Eychner May 1, 2013 / 12:34 am

    That’s true. Based on employer preference, in some cases we do not show all contact information up front, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have it. We just need to do a bit of pre-screening to ensure certain employer requirements are met. To have that done, contact any one of our 200 offices across the state, tell them you want to talk to someone about a job posting, and staff can quickly run through those requirements with you and provide the rest of the information if appropriate.

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  3. Anonymous May 1, 2013 / 4:52 am

    I have been looking on the WIT site for jobs. I see many government jobs that say only applications through WIT will be accepted. Am I just an idiot or is there a way to apply through this system for a job with the state. It’s nice to have details about a job, but if there isn’t a way to apply for it, then it is useless. I can’t find a link that says apply now.

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  4. Scott Eychner May 2, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    You are correct in that some State Agencies only accept applications through WorkInTexas.com. In order to be able to apply for any state job in WorkInTexas.com you must first have a completed State of Texas Application on file and have made it available by checking the: ‘I want to make my application available to all State of Texas and university employers. I understand and accept the following terms’ box which is located on the State of Texas Additional Details page.

    When you match to a job in WIT, you’ll notice at the bottom of the posting, we ask: ‘What would you like to do? And present you with four radio buttons/options from which to choose. If you are interested in the job, select ‘I’m interested in this job’ and hit the Next button. The ‘How To Apply’ page will display and the contact method specified by the employer is listed in the Job Posting Contact Information section. If the contact method is through WorkInTexas.com, you’ll see the following: ‘Online – Through WorkInTexas.com by selecting “I want to apply now.” Below that, we ask you again: ‘What would you like to do? And present you with three more radio buttons/options. Select “I want to apply now” and hit the Save button. The page will refresh and you will see the following confirmation message: ‘You have now applied for this job. The job has moved from your results page to your Interested list.’

    And that’s it! That’s all you have to do. Two mouse clicks. One thing to note is that the employer may have additional contact instructions that must be followed after applying online through WorkInTexas.com. Those will be listed in ‘Additional Contact Instructions’ on the How To Apply page also.

    Let us know if you have additional questions.

    Good Luck with your job search!

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  5. Sandra Waltrip August 26, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    I have been very frustrated because I have had to change my job matchs to accomadate the job postings, and still get told I don’t match. Then I cannot apply. I believe that this needs to be removed, or apply for job anyway, even if you don’t match. A person shoule have a right to apply for any job whether or not Texas Works thinks we match the job. I have had alot of jobs and live in a rural area that I can change where I want to work at any time. And because a job posting says they require no education, and I have an education, I cannot apply.

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  6. Scott Eychner August 28, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    Thank you for your feedback. I understand your frustration as we’ve heard this before, and we are currently looking at ways to make the job search/job contact process in WorkInTexas.com easier/more intuitive. Also, while it doesn’t change any current process, you may find this helpful; it’s a post we did on why the job match process in WorkInTexas.com works as it does: .

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  7. Anonymous September 17, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    amen.

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