Frequently Asked Questions - Hiring

How will the Delegated Authorities know what positions are posted?

HR will send a monthly list to them of all posted requisitions.

How do I request advertising?

Indicate the external media venues and chart string you would like to use in the additonal comments section and job posting destination section of the TAM job opening. Your recruiter will work with you on coordinating the advertisement efforts.

How do I recruit using an Executive Search firm?

Contact your Recruiter or Employment Services Manager for information regarding use of Executive Search firms.

When will I have access to my applications?

  • For all Career, partial-year career, and contract appointments: Day 15 of posting (Exception: SPC applicants are available within the first 14 days)
  • Immediately for MSP and limited-900 hour postings.

How do I determine my Affirmative Action recruitment goals for a job?

To determine Affirmative Action recruitment goals, see the list of Control Unit Affirmative Action goals.

Affirmative Action goals also display within the TAM system.

How can I conduct an internal only recruitment?

You must receive authorization from Human Resources. Submit your request through ServiceNow

How do I get a temporary waiver?

Temporary waiver requests may be sent to the Talent Acquisition and Employment Services unit by calling our First Contact team at (510) 664-9000.

When is it appropriate to recruit on a Career Ladder?

Departments may wish to recruit professional level (uncovered and non-MSP) positions on a career ladder. View additional information on Career Ladder Promotions.

How do I hire a temporary worker?

There are several options for filling temporary needs, including hiring individuals on contract or limited appointments. You may recruit for these positions using the Talent Acquisition (TAM) system, or direct hire for limited appointments. To hire individuals on contract you must use an Employee Relations approved contract template. See information regarding temporary hires.

You may also, in some circumstances, hire through a UC approved temporary staffing agency. View more details regarding temporary agencies.