The Search Process for Classified Staff

The time to hire has many variables including pre-search approvals, posting time, current job market, number of applicants, and availability and response time of those involved in the selection process. It will take a minimum of 4-6 weeks from the posting of a position to the referral. Be sure to plan ahead.

State statutes require an open and fair competitive examination process to measure specific job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other competencies of qualified applicants. Examinations may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: written, performance, oral, panel assessment device, physical, training evaluations, experience evaluations, or performance evaluation ratings. If multiple components are used in an examination process, applicants may be required to pass one component before proceeding to the next component.

To help ensure the selection of a qualified and competent workforce, applicants for employment in the State of Colorado personnel system are chosen based on merit. Statutes mandate that only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications (MQs) for a posted position are eligible for employment. Minimum qualifications are the minimum class entry requirements that an applicant must have to be considered for a position: knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and competencies. Current employees must meet MQs for a promotion.

New Positions

Vacant Positions

Encumbered Positions (Reallocations)