FAQ

Getting started

Search for jobs

Apply for jobs

Completing your application

General Information

Getting Started

What do I need in order to get started?


Do I need to sign up for an account?


What web browsers are acceptable?


What if I do not have a computer?


I don't have an email address. What can I do?


May I use my existing governmentjobs.com account to apply for state of Washington jobs?


I forgot my username and/or password. Is there a way to retrieve that information?


I still can't login or am having technical difficulties, what can I do?


Will the spam filters on my computer block emails from the system?


Is this a secure site?

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Search for jobs

Do I need an account to search for jobs?


Is there a way to search for job vacancies that were posted since my last log-in?


How do I view all job vacancies?


How can I narrow my job search according to my preferences?


I don't see a job vacancy that I am interested in. Can the system notify me when a particular job is posted?

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Apply for jobs

How do I apply for a job opening?


Do I have to apply for each job vacancy separately or is there a way to select more than one job at a time?


How many job postings can I apply for?


How do I know if I am qualified for a job posting?


I started applying for a job vacancy, but I had to save and come back later. How do I finish applying?


When I apply for a job posting, the same Agency-Wide Questions appear.  Do I have to respond to these questions every time I apply?


The first agency-wide question is required and asks if I'm a permanent classified Washington General Service or Washington Management Service employee. How do I know if I am?


I did not receive an email confirmation that my online application was received. Why not?


What happens after I apply for a job posting?


What if I notice an error on my application after I submitted it?


If I apply for a job vacancy and need to submit documentation with my application, what do I do?


What file attachments are accepted?


Are military veterans given preference when filling job vacancies within the state of Washington?

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Completing your application

Do I need to complete every field on the online profile?


What are supplemental questions and how do I submit my answers to these?


How do I print my profile?


What if a job vacancy has closed and I need to attach documentation to an application that I have already submitted?

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General Information

How do I change my contact information?


When should I expect to hear from the agency about scheduling an interview after a job posting closes?


How do I obtain a copy of my online application?


How do I get a copy of a job posting that has closed?


What if I have additional questions?

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