Classified Positions – Applicant Procedures & Policies
No application form other than the official one provided by the Employment Office can be accepted. You may, if you wish, attach your resume to the application.On-Campus Applicants
If you are currently employed by UMASS Amherst* and want to apply for a classified/hourly position, you need to fill out an Employee Application for Classified Job Vacancies (on-campus application) and an Applicant Skills Inventory.
In accordance with the University’s “promotion from within” policy, the employee application allows Amherst campus employees to express their interest in a classified job vacancy. Employees can apply for a particular job advertised on the Yellow Sheet by specifying the corresponding Requisition number on the application form. If a requisition number is specified, the application will be considered for that vacancy only.
Employees can also instruct the Employment Office to refer them for any vacancy that occurs within a given job title by writing that title and the shift for that position on their application.
If a position vacancy advertised on the Yellow Sheet has restrictive wording such as Temporary, Part-Time, etc., and/or indicates 2nd or 3rd shift, you must make sure to check off the exact matching items on your application in order to be referred to the hiring department for consideration.
During the time your application is on file, the Employment Office automatically refers it, as appropriate, to any department that advertises a position for a job you’ve expressed interest in.
Applications and Applicant Skills Inventories for on-campus employees remain active for a designated six-month period –January through June, and July through December. If you want to be considered for a vacancy that occurs during these periods, you must fill out a new Application and Skills Inventory. Your application remains active during the six month period unless:
Applicant Skills Inventory
Off-campus job applications are valid for six months following the date of completion unless you request that it be withdrawn at an earlier time or you are hired into a position title you applied for.
Classified positions are advertised on the Yellow Sheet; hourly positions appear on the Beige Sheet. If a job is advertised as Temporary, Part-Time, etc., and/or indicates 2nd or 3rd shift, you must check all of these same items off on your application form in order to be referred to the hiring department for consideration.
EO/AA Information Request Form
A Speed Typing Test is required for certain state job titles such as Typist I & II and Stenographer I & II. Applicants for such positions must obtain a minimum score of Average (40 words/minute) before they can be referred to the hiring department.
The exact tests required for a given position or title are based on the job description (Form 30) and the job requirements specified by hiring department on their Position Skills Inventory.
Applicants for clerical/office positions are strongly encouraged to take the tests even though they may not be required for certain positions. Tests are administered by appointment only. Applicants/employees can set up an appointment by calling the Employment Office, 545-1396.
Preliminary Interview Prior to Testing for Off-Campus
The interviewer will explain application and employment procedures, and assist you with filling out forms, schedule a time for you to take clerical tests (if applicable), and answer any questions about the employment process. You should bring items as a resume, license (trades/professional) or certification, to the interview.
Request for Testing
Software Skills Testing The QWIZ testing system has additional tests to assess an applicant’s proficiency with a variety of popular computer applications and operating systems such as Word, Excel, Word Perfect, Windows, etc.
Test Score Reporting
Other Evaluations Factors
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