FAQs - Classified Employment

Get answers to frequently asked questions about our employment process.

1. How do I apply for a classified position with UNLV?
Go to the current job openings section of our site and click classified to view and apply for classified positions. If you need help, visit the how to apply section of our website.

2. What is NVAPPS?
NVAPPS is the state of Nevada's official online job search and application system. All classified positions at UNLV are filled through the NVAPPS system.

3. I don't have a computer. May I mail my resume to you?
All classified positions must be applied for through the NVAPPS online application system. There are links at the bottom of every classified job announcement that direct you to NVAPPS where you are to apply. The UNLV Employment Services Office has computers available for job application purposes. Our office is located in the Campus Services Building on the UNLV Campus, Room 143. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Your local library may also have computers available for public use. If you are unable to apply online, please contact our Employment Services Office at 702-895-3504.

4. How do I know I have submitted my application correctly?
If your application was successfully submitted through NVAPPS, your new status will be listed as "Pending Verification." Please note, "Pending Verification" status does not mean that your attachments have uploaded correctly. If you are unsure if your attachments uploaded to your application, please call our office at 702-895-3504 or e-mail at applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. An employment representative can check to make sure your attachments uploaded correctly to the application.

5. Do I have to attach a cover letter and resume?
If a job announcement requires you to attach a cover letter and resume, you must attach these documents to be considered for the position. If you do not attach the required documents, your application will not be reviewed. Please be sure to read the job announcement carefully as some job announcements may require only a resume or a profile.

6. What is a noncontinual/continual recruitment?
Noncontinual recruitments have an application deadline. Continual recruitments are recruitments that have no deadline date and for which we are always accepting applications. When a position for a continual recruitment becomes available, the employment department reviews applications at that time. If the department recruiting for the position is interested in interviewing you, they will contact you directly.

7. When will my application be reviewed?
All noncontinual recruitments have an application deadline. The employment department does not begin reviewing applications until after the deadline date. When you receive an e-mail stating your application status has been updated, this means your application has been reviewed by an employment representative.

8. Who can I call to check on the status of my application?
Call the UNLV Human Resources Recruitment Line at 702-895-3504 or e-mail us at applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. An employment representative will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.

9. What does my status in NVAPPS mean?
Draft means your online application is in the draft stage and has not yet been submitted. To submit your application for a position, click on the "Signature" tab and then click the "Submit" button.

Pending Verification means that your application has been submitted for the position but has not yet been reviewed by an employment representative.

Clarifying Information status means that your application needs further clarification on a certain subject. An e-mail requesting detailed information will follow.

Verified status means that you have met the minimum qualifications for the position. If there is testing involved, you will be contacted by e-mail with an invitation to test for the position. If there is no testing involved, you may be contacted by the hiring manager for an interview. Please note, "Verified" status does not guarantee an interview for the position.

Eligible status means that you are eligible for the position for which you applied. If there was testing involved in the position, you have passed the test and your name and testing materials have been forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration for the position. If there was no testing involved, this means that your name and application materials have been forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration for the position. Please note, "Eligible" status does not guarantee an interview for the position.

10. How long do classified recruitments take before an individual is hired?
Recruitments can vary in length from several weeks to months. Several factors determine the length of a recruitment. How long the recruitment is posted, the number of applicants, the number of individuals who need to review application materials, and testing requirements are several of the factors.

11. If I have previously taken a test with the state of Nevada or UNLV and passed, can I transfer my test scores?
Yes. In most cases, if you are invited to test for a position, simply call the number on the invitation and let the employment representative know what test you had previously taken and that you would like to transfer your scores. They will verify if you can transfer your scores.

12. Do I have to go through the entire profile process again if I want to apply for multiple vacancies?
No. Once you complete your online profile through NVAPPS, this information is saved and does not need to be completed again. You will need your log-in information to access your profile. If there are multiple positions for which you would like to apply, just click the apply button in the job announcement on NVAPPS and your profile will automatically be uploaded.

NOTE: You must attach any required documents per the job announcement each time you apply for a new job. These documents will be attached in the "Attachments" tab in your online application.

13. What if I forgot my NVAPPS log-in information?
UNLV does not have access to NVAPPS log-in information. Please contact the NVAPPS help desk at 1-866-NVNEATS and a representative will assist.

14. What kind of testing does UNLV conduct for classified positions?
UNLV requires job sampling tests as well as written exams for some classifications. If you have previously taken a test with the state of Nevada, you can transfer your written scores, but you must be present to take the job sampling portion of the exam. If you have previously taken both the written exam and job sampling exercises with UNLV, you most likely can transfer all of your scores. An employment representative will confirm that you have completed all portions of the exam and transfer these scores for you at your request.

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