– 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.