Our employment screening process is based on a comparison of a candidate’s work experiences and skills and the posted required and preferred qualifications for a position. The hiring manager will rate the candidate’s application, cover letter, and resume based on if these documents specifically address how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications.
If your application did meet all of the required qualifications, the hiring manager would then score the application documents based on the preferred qualifications. After the hiring manager and/or selection committee reviews and scores every application. The hiring manager sorts the applications from highest to lowest score. The high scoring applications continue to be reviewed for the position. This screening process is called the Hiring Matrix and is overseen by the Office of Equity and Access. The Hiring Matrix is an objective and transparent process that helps hiring managers select the best qualified applicants for open positions. The Office of Equity and Access reviews all recruitment for equitable and non-discriminatory selection.
If you would like to see the specific information from the hiring process for any positions that you have applied for, you may request the records through the Texas State University System Office of the General Counsel.
All requests for public information must be submitted in writing and may be delivered in person, sent by mail or e-mail, or faxed to:
TSUS Office of the General Counsel
J. C. Kellam Building, Suite 1040
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Currently, the University department’s time to fill positions from the day the position closes is thirty-five to sixty days.
Job posting are also available to view outside the Office of Human Resources located at 601 University Drive, J.C. Kellam Building, Suite 340, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
Computer stations are available for viewing and applying to jobs from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and HR employees are available to provide hands-on assistance to applicants from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
No, Once you have created an online application, your application will remain on file in the online system and you may access your application at any time by using your user name and password. You can submit your application for any of the posted positions and edit and revise your application as needed to demonstrate your qualifications for each specific job posting.
Yes. Follow the link to Your Applications, and locate the application you wish to withdraw. Follow the link to Withdraw Application. However, you will not be able to re-apply for that position once you withdraw your application.
If information you submit indicates that you have not met the minimum qualifications of the position for which you have applied, you will receive a message encouraging you to apply for positions more consistent with your qualifications. You will also receive this message if you apply for an internal Texas State position and you are not a current Texas State employee or if you fail to electronically attach the required application materials (resume, cover letter, etc.). Please note, if you are a current regular status staff Texas State employee, you must complete at least 6 months of employment in your current position before you can be considered for hire into another regular status staff position not within your current department.
It is the University's policy to prohibit individuals with unsafe driving records from operating university vehicles. Section 521.459 of the Transportation Code requires that before employing a person as a driver of a motor vehicle used to transport persons or property, an employer may request from the Department of Public Safety a list of convictions for traffic violations contained in their files on the potential employee and a verification that the potential employee has a valid license. Section 521.459 further states that the University may not employ a person as an operator of a motor vehicle used to transport persons or property who does not hold the appropriate driver's license to operate the vehicle.
Driving record checks must be made on applicants selected to fill positions in which they may be required to operate a university vehicle. No hire will be effective until the driving record check has been requested by the hiring department. Driving record checks will be completed by the Director, Facilities Management, in the Facilities Department.
For individuals with driver's licenses from other states, the Director, Facilities Management will request driving record checks from the applicable licensing agencies in those states but prior to approval of the actual operation of a university vehicle, the employee must have a valid State of Texas driver’s license.
When the University seeks to fill a position that requires the operation of a university vehicle, it will so state in its advertisements for that position and in its job description for that position. The University may reject an applicant who either (1) does not hold a valid Texas driver's license or (2) has ten or more penalty points under the University's Driver Selection Penalty Point System.
If you are a male between the age of 18 and 25, federal law requires that you must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. Under HB 558, enacted by the 76th Texas State Legislature, if you are currently of the age and gender requiring registration with Selective Service, but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for employment with an agency in any branch of Texas state government. Any offer of employment is contingent on your compliance with Selective Service law. Additional information and registration instructions can be found at http://www.hr.txstate.edu/Employment/legal.html for additional information.