The first step to be considered for employment by an agency using the Merit System is to complete and submit an Application for Employment.
When you apply for a job with a Merit System agency, it is important that you:
- Visit the State of Missouri Merit Registers page to view the list of job classes for which the Division of Personnel is currently accepting on-line or paper applications.
- Select the job classification for which you are interested.
- Review the information carefully, including the minimum qualifications, exam components, closing dates (if applicable), and application procedures.
- Follow the appropriate application process for the job class for which you are applying (i.e., "On-Line Application" or "Paper Application"). Access to important information is necessary for successful completion of the application (i.e. transcripts, current and past work histories, DD214 and/or NGB form 22, licenses, certificates, etc.)
Once you have completed the appropriate application process, selected and applied for a job classification, been determined eligible, and taken any applicable examinations, your name may be placed on a register. Names of qualified applicants are added to the register in grade order. As vacancies occur, a listing of names (certificate) will be pulled from the register based upon criteria supplied by the hiring agency.
Information regarding job opportunities within non-Merit agencies can be accessed at the following link: