In general, the university posts vacancies for a minimum of five days in order to provide equal opportunity and to make a good faith effort to provide affirmative action recruitment. Departments also frequently advertise in publications of general circulation or those intended to target applicants with specific qualifications. With limited and specific exceptions, jobs are listed with the Missouri state job service agency when not intending to fill from within the university.

Most competitively posted position openings follow a cycle in five stages as outlined in the categories below. For more information on recruiting, laying groundwork for candidate search and search committees, visit the UM System Recruitment webpage.

Division/Department Hiring Administrator Reviews and Submits Posting

  • Hiring administrator enters the job and marketing information for the job posting into Recruiting module
  • Hiring administrator sets a specific begin and end date for the posting
    • Departments can select a specific posting timeframe or use the following guidelines based on the type of position:
      • Office Administrative Support : 1 week
      • Internal Union: 5 business days
      • External Union: 2 weeks
      • Technical: 2 weeks
      • Administrative Professional: 3 weeks
  • Hiring administrator submits the posting to Human Resources for approval
  • HR recruiter enters minimum qualification screening questions and works with the hiring administrator to develop screening questions for preferred qualifications

HR Recruiter Approves Job Posting and Position Posts to the Website

  • HR recruiter requests security access and receives email from the security team when approved
  • HR recruiter adds requested employees to the hiring team if needed

Applicants Apply Online

  • Applicants complete an application with work history, education, and answer screening questions, etc.
    • In addition, external Applicants complete a personal profile section
    • Applicants remain in “Applied” status (visible only to HR) until screened by HR Recruiter

HR Recruiter Screens and Routes Applications of Qualified Applicants

  • Applications are screened using the automated screening function (screening questions)
    • All applications must be submitted online; any applicants who forward application materials directly should be directed to submit the application online.
  • Applications meeting minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications, if applicable, are updated to “Route” status daily, making them viewable to department

Interviewer/Search Committee Conducts Selection Process

  • Interviewer/search committee determines who to interview
  • Hiring administrator updates applicant disposition to record candidates being interviewed, and candidates no longer being considered
    • Hiring administrators are required to identify the individuals being interviewed.
    • Hiring administrators do not need to disposition all applications which are routed to them.
    • Changing the disposition to “Invite for Interview” notifies the HR recruiter of the intent to interview so discipline and separation issues can be checked as a first step in documenting compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines.
  • Department schedules interview and communicates with the selected qualified candidates

Interviewer/Search Committee Interviews Select Candidates

  • Interviewer/search committee creates an interview plan
    • Number of interviews, as applicable (preliminary phone screening, finalist round, etc.)
    • Determine who will be involved at each point of the selection process
    • Establish where interviews will take place
    • Obtain copies of the job description and departmental organizational chart for reference
    • Check evaluation criteria
  • Interviewer/Search committee plans interview structure and flow
    • Introductions, build rapport, set agenda, describe the job and the university
    • Determine which questions to ask. See HR Policy Manual HR-110 Interviewing for guidelines.
    • Wrap up and next steps.
  • Interviewer/search committee conducts interviews and selects final candidate

Hiring Administrator Checks References and Offer Information

  • Obtain salary approval and prepare a job offer by recording base compensation in the Prepare job offer section of eRecruit with the following:
    • Salary information (including moving expenses and hiring incentive if applicable)
    • Cover letter information (entered in “Comments” field):
      • Rate of pay (hourly rate for non-exempt positions; monthly rate for exempt positions)
      • Approved working title (if applicable)
      • Full-time equivalency (FTE)
      • Anticipated start date
      • Work address
      • Time to report on first day of work
      • Supervisor name and contact information
  • Sets up additional offer approvers in Recruiting module, if applicable
    • Note: The addition of approvers is optional based on Division/Department procedures regarding who approves offers

HR Recruiter Confirms Offer

  • HR recruiter checks the following:
    • Minimum qualifications for the position are met (manually reviews final candidate’s application)
    • Candidate is eligible for hire (e.g., no terminations for disqualifying reason)
    • Department indicated who was interviewed in Recruiting module
    • Offer complies with university policy (e.g., meets administrative guidelines), consulting HR or department personnel if necessary
  • Once approved, HR recruiter creates offer letter and uploads into the “Attachments” section of the job opening

Department/Hiring Administrator Extends Offer

  • After receiving confirmation from HR Recruiter, the hiring administrator may extend the offer to the final candidate.

Offer is Accepted

  • Hiring administrator updates the candidate disposition to Offer Accepted in the recruiting module.
  • HR recruit team receives notification of the accepted offer and sets up finalist for a pre-employment criminal background check through the recruiting module
  • Hiring administrator indicates rejection reason in Recruiting module for all candidates who were interviewed but not offered the job
  • Hiring administrator sends correspondence through Recruiting module for all non-interviewed candidates
  • If the position requires POET testing, Hiring administrator informs HR recruiter of the POET requirement once the final candidate has accepted
  • Candidate schedules post offer employment testing (POET), if applicable

Criminal Background Check and EMPLID Creation

  • In most cases, the final candidate for a university position is required to undergo a criminal background check (CBC). See Criminal Background Check webpage for details.
  • No CBC required: HR Recruit Specialist will notify NER when no CBC is required and NER will initiate the hire e-Form.
  • CBC Required: New Employee Registration (NER) staff monitors the criminal background check (CBC) database for results
    • If the CBC contains any convictions, an HR recruiter reviews for job relevance
    • HR Recruiter adjudicates all CBC reports
    • The finalist cannot begin work until an acceptable background check is returned
  • Based on CBC results:
    • CBC is acceptable:
      • NER staff creates the EMPLID (for new employees), informs hiring administrator that candidate is eligible for hire, and provides EMPLID to Hiring administrator.
      • NER staff initiates the Prepare for Hire action which creates a Hire eForm. This ePAF drives to the Work List for the department initiator(s).
    • CBC is not acceptable: HR Recruiter notify to rescind the offer (HRP might also be involved with decision and communication).
  • Certain positions requiring a commercial drivers license may also be subject to a drug test. In these instances, use the Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Request Form (PDF).

Hiring Administrator Notifies Other Candidates and Prepares for Onboarding

  • Confirm finalist’s start date including information in the offer approval comments or by contacting Human Resources.
  • Ensure the ePAF and other hire forms are initiated. Contact a CAPS representative with questions.
  • Notify other interviewees that the position has been filled using the Send Correspondence feature and email templates available in eRecruit.
    • Update the disposition of these applicants to “Reject” with the appropriate reason for non-selection.
    • Sending correspondence to other applicants who applied but were not selected for interviews is also appropriate.
    • Sample rejection letter (WordDoc)
  • New employee registration
  • Employment eligibility I-9
  • Controlled substance and alcohol testing form

Department Processes Hire Paperwork

  • Department initiator reviews the existing data on the Hire eForm in workflow, and updates and uploads documents as needed.
    • Additional data may include MoCode, JED information, work phone and work address.
    • Attaches signed offer letter.
  • Completed Hire eForm is approved at the division level and pushed to Office of HR for final review and approval.
    • If the finalist is a new hire or rehire, submission of the eForm triggers an onboarding email to the finalist’s email address provided for the background check. This email contains information about how to access the documents that must be completed before the first day of work.

Human Resources Closes the Job Listing

  • Once onboarding is complete, HR reviews and approves the Hire eForm.
  • As the final reviewer, HR approval loads the hire form in PeopleSoft HR/Payroll database to create or update a job record.
    • This will cause the applicant status to change to Hired, and, if appropriate, the job opening will update to “Filled/Closed.”

Hiring Administrator Ensures New Employee Orientation

Departments may request for positions to be advertised to internal applicants only. If the job title is underutilized (per the “Positions with Special Recruitment Considerations” listed above), the request will not be granted and the position will be posted both internally and externally.

This list of staff job titles is intended to assist departments in determining the recruiting, advertising, and posting duration strategy for open positions at MU identified as having specific affirmative action employment goals for females, minorities (ethnicity/race), individuals with disabilities and/or protected veterans.

Job titles with affirmative action employment goals require additional diversity targeted recruitment and have a recommended posting duration of at least 10 days to help ensure diverse qualified applicants are aware of the job posting and have time to apply.

Goals are updated annually. As new titles are created, they are assigned to appropriate affirmative action job groups and may be identified as having an affirmative action goal. If you need any assistance with this list, please contact Human Resources or the MU Affirmative Action Officer.

List last updated: March 2021

Job Code Job Title Affirmative Action Employment Goal(s) (Female; Minority; Disability; Veteran)

4091

ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE I

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4092

ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE II

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4094

ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE SR

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4093

ADVANCEMENT COORDINATOR

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4144

AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATE I

Female

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4145

AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATE II

Female

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4146

AGRICULTURE ASSOCIATE SR

Female

Minority

Disability

Veteran

9701

AGRICULTURE EQUIP OPERATOR II

Female

   

Veteran

9702

AGRICULTURE EQUIP OPERATOR III

Female

   

Veteran

9703

AGRICULTURE MAINT WORKER I

Female

   

Veteran

4534

ASOC ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Female

   

Veteran

4529

ASOC COACH

Female

   

Veteran

4396

ASOC CURATOR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4533

AST ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Female

   

Veteran

4528

AST COACH

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4323

AST MGR HOSPITALITY SERVICES

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4536

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Female

   

Veteran

9715

BINDERY OPERATOR I

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9716

BINDERY OPERATOR II

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9717

BINDERY OPERATOR III

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9792

BLDNG CONTROLS SYSTEM TECH III

Female

   

Veteran

9790

BLDNG CONTROLS SYSTEMS TECH I

Female

   

Veteran

9791

BLDNG CONTROLS SYSTEMS TECH II

Female

   

Veteran

9793

BLDNG CONTROLS SYSTEMS TECH IV

Female

   

Veteran

9728

BUILDING MAINT MECHANIC

Female

   

Veteran

9784

BUILDING/MECHANICAL MAINT I

Female

   

Veteran

4288

BUSINESS OPS ASSOCIATE SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4296

BUSINESS SVCS CONSULTANT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4297

BUSINESS SVCS CONSULTANT SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4133

CHILD DEV TEACHER

 

Minority

 

Veteran

9735

CHILLER TECHNICIAN III

Female

   

Veteran

4703

CLINICAL LAB MANAGER II

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4541

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4542

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT SR

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4543

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4321

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4322

COMPLIANCE MANAGER SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

9738

COOLING TOWER TECHNICIAN

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4527

COOR ATHLETIC OPERATIONS SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

7331

COORD, QUALITY MANAGEMENT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

6461

COORD, REV INTEG

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4989

COORDINATOR, COMPLIANCE RESEAR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4113

CSM ASSOCIATE III

Female

   

Veteran

4188

CSM SPECIALIST SR

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4661

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT COOR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4295

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4740

DATA CNTR SUPPORT TECH-EXPERT

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4739

DATA CNTR SUPPORT TECH-SPECLST

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

6151

DECISION SUPPORT ANALYST

 

Minority

 

Veteran

6152

DECISION SUPPORT ANALYST, SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4203

DEI CONSULTANT SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4204

DEI PROGRAM MANAGER

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4201

DEI SPECIALIST SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4532

DIR SPORTS OPERATIONS

Female

   

Veteran

4531

DIR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Female

   

Veteran

4567

EDITOR SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4658

EDUCATIONAL PGM COOR III

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4659

EDUCATIONAL PRGM COOR SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

9747

ELECTRICIAN, UNDRGND DISTR III

Female

   

Veteran

4168

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4169

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN II

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4170

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4171

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SR

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4409

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

9751

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4135

EVENT ASSISTANT I

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4136

EVENT ASSISTANT II

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4137

EVENT ASSISTANT III

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4138

EVENT ASSISTANT SR

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4060

EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4269

FIN AND ACCTG MANAGER

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4270

FIN AND ACCTG MANAGER SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

Job Code Job Title Affirmative Action Employment Goal(s) (Female; Minority; Disability; Veteran)

4430

GEO INFO SYSTEM TECH

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4435

GRANT WRITER LEAD

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4434

GRANT WRITER SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4530

HEAD COACH

Female

   

Veteran

9714

HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN

Female

   

Veteran

4358

HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST LEAD

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4363

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTNT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4364

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTNT SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4366

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4367

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4354

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4775

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER II

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4776

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER III

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4777

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER IV

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4765

INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPR II

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4782

INSTRUCTIONAL TECH II

 

Minority

 

Veteran

9774

INSULATION SERVICES WORKER II

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9775

INSULATION SERVICES WORKER III

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4759

INTERNET ADMINISTRATOR-ENTRY

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4760

INTERNET ADMINISTRATOR-SPECLST

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

Job Code Job Title Affirmative Action Employment Goal(s) (Female; Minority; Disability; Veteran)

9785

MECHANICAL MAINT WORKER II

Female

   

Veteran

7597

MED CODING SPCLST-CERTIFIED

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

7596

MEDICAL CODING SPCLST

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4098

MGR ADVANCEMENT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

3084

MGR CODING & DATA MANAGEMENT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4422

MGR ENV HEALTH AND SAFETY

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4558

MGR EVENT SERVICES

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4441

MGR HEALTH PHYSICS

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4326

MGR I BUSINESS ADMIN

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4324

MGR I HOSPITALITY SERVICES

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4327

MGR II BUSINESS ADMIN

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4325

MGR II HOSPITALITY SERVICES

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4328

MGR III BUSINESS ADMIN

 

Minority

 

Veteran

1625

MGR PAT ACCTS

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4469

MGR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4481

MGR RESEARCH TECHNICAL SVCS

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

6065

MGR, MEDICAL EDUC

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4449

MUSEUM PARAPROFESSIONAL I

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4450

MUSEUM PARAPROFESSIONAL II

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4192

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4234

OFFICE SUPPORT ASSISTANT I

Female

   

Veteran

4150

OPERATIONS SUPPORT TECH II

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4151

OPERATIONS SUPPORT TECH SR

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

6804

PHYS AST SPEC CARE

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

6800

PHYSICIAN

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

6801

PHYSICIAN AST

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

9808

POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN II

Female

   

Veteran

9810

POWER PLANT MAINT SPCLST II

Female

   

Veteran

9811

POWER PLANT MAINT SPCLST III

Female

   

Veteran

9813

POWER PLANT OPERATOR I

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9814

POWER PLANT OPERATOR II

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9816

PRESS OPERATOR II

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9817

PRESS OPERATOR III

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9820

PREVENTATIVE MAINT TECH III

Female

   

Veteran

9805

PWR PLANT CNTRLS SYSTEM TECH I

Female

   

Veteran

9806

PWR PLANT COTRL SYSTEM TECH II

Female

   

Veteran

4463

REACTOR MANAGER

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4521

REC/ATHLETIC SPECIALIST SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4522

REC/ATHLETIC SPORTS PROF

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

7585

REIMBURSEMENT SPCLST

 

Minority

Disability

Veteran

4486

RESEARCH LAB MANAGER

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

Job Code Job Title Affirmative Action Employment Goal(s) (Female; Minority; Disability; Veteran)

4115

SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9822

SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC

Female

   

Veteran

9823

SMALL EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

Female

   

Veteran

4535

SR ASOC ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Female

   

Veteran

4329

SR MGR BUSINESS ADMIN

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4595

SR ON-AIR TALENT TELEVISION

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4313

SR RETAIL SALES MANAGER

 

Minority

 

Veteran

9825

STEAM PLANT OPERATOR I

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

9826

STEAM PLANT OPERATOR II

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4547

STRAT COMM ASSOCIATE SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4548

STRAT COMM CONSULTANT

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4549

STRAT COMM CONSULTANT SR

 

Minority

 

Veteran

4769

SYSTEM SUPPORT ANALYST-ENTRY

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4771

SYSTEM SUPPORT ANALYST-EXPERT

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4770

SYSTEM SUPPORT ANALYST-SPECLST

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

9831

TAB TECHNICIAN I

Female

   

Veteran

9833

TAB TECHNICIAN III

Female

   

Veteran

4281

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE ASSOCIATE

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4822

TELECOM IT ANALYST-EXPERT

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4729

TELECOM TECH-EXPERT

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4731

TELECOM TECH-PRINCPL

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4078

TEMPORARY TECHNICAL

Female

 

Disability

Veteran

4743

USER SUPPORT ANALYST-ENTRY

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4745

USER SUPPORT ANALYST-EXPERT

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

4744

USER SUPPORT ANALYST-SPECLST

Female

Minority

 

Veteran

9838

UTILITY DISTR WORKER III

Female

   

Veteran

9836

UTILITY DISTRIBUTION WORKER I

Female

   

Veteran

9839

UTILITY DISTRIBUTION WORKER IV

Female

   

Veteran