Personnel Cabinet Launches New 'Career Opportunities' System
New online system makes searching and applying for state jobs easier
The Personnel Cabinet recently launched a new online employment system. The new Career Opportunities System (COS) has many features that make searching and applying for state jobs much easier. The Personnel Cabinet partnered with CGI Group, Inc. and Kenexa to provide this service to the commonwealth.
Applicants can create, view and update their employment application and personal information online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the convenience of their own home. Applicants no longer have to travel to Frankfort to submit an application.
Applicants can create an electronic search agent within the Career Opportunities System and identify preferences in areas such as job title, salary, work county, full-time or part-time employment. When a job meeting the criteria is posted, the applicant will receive an e-mail with a link to that job posting. The applicant can then click on the link and apply.
Applicants may need to answer questions for some job vacancies. These questions are used to assist the hiring agency in identifying applicants who have the specific skills for which they are looking.
Applicants will need to apply for every posted vacant position in which they have an interest. The Personnel Cabinet will continue to review applicants’ information to determine if they are qualified for the position. If qualified, the applicants’ information will be sent by the Personnel Cabinet to the hiring agency for review. Applicants can apply to as many job vacancies as they have an interest.
This new system also allows agencies to view applicant information online; conduct electronic searches of applicant information for desired/required skills, education and experience; and provides online approval functionality.
For applicants who need assistance using the new system, the Personnel Cabinet has customer service representatives available online through Live Help at personnel.ky.gov/employment/livehelp.htm. The Personnel Cabinet also has 20 computers in the Frankfort office for applicants to search and apply for jobs.
For more information about COS, go to the Personnel Cabinet’s COS Web page at personnel.ky.gov/employment/.