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Before You Apply to a Job


Please review the helpful information provided below.

          • Always read the job description carefully to make sure you meet the requirements
            and to ensure you are truly interested in the job, based on the listed duties.
          • Be sure to apply by the posting end date listed on the job announcement. All vacancies are advertised
            for a minimum of 10 calendar days and close at 11:59 p.m. on the listed closing day.
          • Notice to Veterans - Be prepared to, if you have not already submitted your DD214 or other approved military documents to the Division of Career Opportunities.  You must do so before the posting end date of the position for which you are applying in order to receive Veterans’ Preference status. Please click on Veterans Preference for eligibility requirements and required documentation for veterans.
          • Contact the Division of Career Opportunities, Applicant, Veterans, and Recruitment Assistance Branch
            at 502.564.8030 or COSHELP@ky.gov should you need any assistance with your application, applying to a job or have
            technical difficulties.

​Please note: Job vacancies posted within the Career Opportunities System (COS) are for classified/merit positions. Unclassified/non-merit Interim and Federally Funded Time Limited (FFTL) positions may also be posted.

If you’re interested in an unclassified/non-merit position, you need to search and apply through the Governor Appointed Application. For a description of classified/merit positions versus unclassified/non-merit positions, please click here.