Application Process

We recommend the following process and resources to give you the most success, flexibility, and control over your search for a job with the State of Vermont.

Search for Jobs

Go to the State of Vermont Careers page and view the latest job postings.  You can scroll through the list of "Latest Job Postings" or enter a keyword in the the Basic Job Search box if you have a specific Job ID, job title, or other variable to narrow your search.  To further limit your search, or create a saved search, select the "Advanced Search" link. (Scroll down this page for more detailed help on this function.)  When you find an opening that matches your skills and interest, you will need to create an online application system account in order to apply to the job and submit your resume.

Applicant FAQs (pdf)

Create an Online Application Account

Go to the State of Vermont Careers page and select the "Register Now" link in the Login box. Complete the required fields. Once you accept the described terms you can register by clicking the Register button.

TIP: Remember to make a note of your User Name and Password for future access to your account.

Applicant Guide (pdf)
Create Your Account & Search for Jobs (video)
Login Help for External Applicants (pdf)
Login Help (video)

Once your account is created, you will be able to:

  • Build your application.
  • Apply for open jobs.
  • Check the status of your application(s).
  • Set up job search agents to receive emails about new job openings.


If you are already an active employee of the State of Vermont, log in to VTHR to create and submit your on-line application.

Applicant Guide for Employees (pdf)
Employee Application Account (video)

Apply for Jobs

Once you have created an online application account, you can apply to open jobs.  Login to your account and view open jobs on the State of Vermont Careers page. You can also search for open jobs using the Basic or Advanced Job Search feature.  Select the job you want to apply to by clicking on the job title.  View the job posting description for position information and minimum qualifications required.  Click the Apply Now button.  You will be prompted to select resume options. You will have the opportunity to complete a new application or edit your application information if you have a previously saved application.  Expand all tables within the application and complete all relevant information.  Review your application for accuracy and completion.

TIP: Don’t use your browser back arrow, as that will take you out of the application.  Instead, use the "previous" and "next" links provided on each page of the application.

Apply for a Job (video)

Submit Your Resume

You can apply with or without a resume.  You will be prompted to select your resume choice and upload a resume when you apply to a specific job opening. The system allows one unique file to be uploaded with your application.  If you are providing both a cover letter and resume, they should be saved as one file.  The file name length should be less than 20 characters long.

Upload a Resume Quick Reference Guide (pdf)

Retrieve Resume or Applicant Profile (pdf)

Check Your Application Status

To check on the status of a submitted application, visit the online application system.  Once logged in, click View Application Status in My Career Tools.  Here you can see the jobs you have applied to online and your application status.  Change the date range to modify the applications list.

Check Your Application Status Quick Reference (pdf)
Check Application Status (video)

Create a Job Alert

Never miss a job posting that matches your goals! Once you have created and account in the online application system, you can also create a job alert by setting up a job search agent (requires an email address).  A job search agent will automatically notify you via email when a job posting matching your search criteria becomes available.

  • Log in to your online application account.
  • Select the Advanced Job Search hyperlink.
  • Choose the criteria for your job search.
  • Click the Save Search button at the bottom of the page.
  • Name your search.
  • Check the "Use As Job Agent" box.
  • Enter your email address in the space provided for “Send Job Agent Notifications to”.
  • You can save multiple searches with different parameters.

Saved Job Search (pdf)
Never Miss a Job Opening (video)

Additional Application Tips

  • Remember to note your user ID and password for future access to your account.
  • Apply directly to each job opening that matches your skills and interests.
  • Apply to one job opening at a time.
  • Note the posting number (Job ID), job details, and point of contact each time you apply.
  • You will not have access to the job posting after the application deadline, so it may be helpful to print the posting description.
  • Use broad search criteria when searching for a job and when creating job search agents.

Accept Your Job Offer

When you are hired for a State position, a formal written offer is submitted to you through your online application account. The hire process cannot be completed until you have accepted the offer in the system. To accept your offer, log in to your application account. Scroll down to the Notification Information box and select the "Job Offer" link. Click on the offer letter icon to open, review and print the letter. Check the Acknowledgements box and then click on the Accept button.

Accepting a Job Offer Quick Reference (pdf)
Accept Offer (video)

Forms and Documents - Application Process