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Old 03-29-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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First off, is a job at a public university considered a government job? State job?

Secondly, I know the application process and everything involved with it usually takes a lot longer than a normal smaller, private company or organization. But does anyone have a gauge of generally how much longer it takes for state or government jobs compared to other types of jobs?
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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About 6 months for government jobs in my experience. Apply now for a job you'd want to start in September.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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About 6 months for government jobs in my experience. Apply now for a job you'd want to start in September.
You're joking, right?

I'm not talking about federal government jobs, just state.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:55 PM
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About 6 months for government jobs in my experience. Apply now for a job you'd want to start in September.
Sounds about right, the whole process for me including applying, following up, two interviews, and the reference check process was about 5 and a half months.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:40 AM
 
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About 6 months for government jobs in my experience. Apply now for a job you'd want to start in September.
I agree, that sounds about right.

When you include application times, reviews, interviews, and the HR process for hiring, you're looking at about 6 months.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Public universities are state jobs, but the university hiring system is unique.

Some of the timing depends on the level of the job. I have seen low level jobs take as little as a month, up to 8 months or so.

Mid level jobs are usually in the range of 4-8 months.

Senior jobs might take a year or more.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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In my current local government job, I received an offer from a big tech company part way through the process and they accelerated it to "the fastest we have ever seen a hiring go". It took 4 months.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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You're joking, right?

I'm not talking about federal government jobs, just state.

Took me about 4 with the last one.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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A public university job is a state job. As fishbrains said, the hiring time/process depends on the position and if it is a hiring cycle position. Depending on a variety of factors, an entry level job may be filled in one to four months after the posting comes down.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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You're joking, right?

I'm not talking about federal government jobs, just state.
I've never gotten a permanent state job, but I've gotten rejections for them a year and a half later.
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