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Select “Competitive/Internal” if this posting is open only to regular status OSU employees only.  Academic Wage and Temporary employees do NOT qualify as internal candidates.

IMPORTANT:  When a search is advertised as “Competitive/Internal”,  the recommended appointee MUST be a regular status OSU employee at the time an offer of employment is made.  An individual who was recently employed, or employed at the time he/she submitted their application, does not qualify as an internal applicant if they are not employed by OSU at the time the offer of employment is made.

Select “Competitive/External” if this posting is open to ALL interested applicants.

Minimum Posting Period for Competitive Searches:

Classified:  7 business days
Unclassified:  14 calendar days

Select “Non-Competitive” if you are filling a position through a non-competitive process.

A non-competitive search is one that does not solicit applicants to compete for the vacant position. This is also referred to as a waiver to a regular competitive search process when filling an unclassified position.

Appointment Type

Non-Competitive Search Possible?

 Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

 Yes – requires an approved waiver of search by OEI

Administrative/Professional Faculty

 Yes – requires an approved waiver of search by OEI

Academic Wage/Short Term

 Yes – requires submission of an Establish and Fill Action

Classified Staff

 NO

Temporary Staff

 Yes – requires submission of an Establish and Fill Action