Merit System Application Process:

DSS is covered under the State Merit System. The Office of Administration/Division of Personnel administers the Electronic Application System. Please visit the Division of Personnel’s web site at to apply.

Upon receipt of your application, OA/DP will determine whether you qualify for the job(s) for which you applied. If you qualify, you will receive a score based on your education and experience or you may also be required to take a written exam to receive a score. If you are required to take an exam, OA/DP will notify you of the Merit Exam Schedule and Merit Exam Testing Site.

If you receive a score of 70 or higher, your name will be added to a register for the job classification. A register includes a list of names, ranked in score order. When DSS has a vacancy, you may be contacted for an interview if you are on a register for the job classification.