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1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752
Email: HR@thecb.state.tx.us

Applying for jobs at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


For many years, applicants interested in job vacancies at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) have used NEOGOV to apply for jobs that are published on the THECB Human Resources - Job Vacancies page and through GovernmentJobs.com. THECB is transitioning to a new way of posting jobs and receiving applications online through CAPPS Recruit. Below are FAQs to aid in the transition to the new system and provide information on other hiring process questions.

CAPPS Recruit (Current Recruiting System)

Q1. When did CAPPS Recruit go live?

Q2. How can I find out what the current job openings are at the THECB?

Q3. Will I be required to register with the new CAPPS Recruit system to apply for a THECB position?

Q4. What is the new CAPPS Recruit website?

Q5. Is THECB the only state agency using CAPPS Recruit at this time?

Q6. Can I get help with completing the online CAPPS Recruit application?

Q7. I have signed up to receive email notifications of future THECB postings that meet my criteria and/or interest. Will I continue to receive notifications in the new CAPPS Recruit system?

NEOGOV (Former Recruiting System)

Q1. When is the last day to access my application in NEOGOV/GovernmentJobs.com?

Q2. What happens to my submitted state application for jobs that were advertised up to June 26, 2017?

Q3. What happens to my NEOGOV profile?

Employment Information

Q1. Can I apply for THECB's job openings through Work In Texas?

Q2. Can I use Work In Texas to be notified of future THECB job postings?

Q3. What if I don’t have computer/internet access?

Q4. I missed the deadline - can I still apply?

Q5. Can I submit a resume?

Q6. Will I automatically be considered for other positions if I previously submitted an application?

Q7. Do you accept employment applications for positions that are not open?

Q8. Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Q9. How often do you recruit for a particular position?

Answers: CAPPS Recruit (Current Recruiting System)

A1. On June 30, 2017, the new recruiting system, CAPPS Recruit, went live. Human Resources will post THECB's upcoming job vacancies and accept state applications through CAPPS Recruit.

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A2. You will continue to be able to find out about job postings on THECB’s website. Click here to view posted job vacancies. Search for job openings by clicking “Job Vacancies”. Select our agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, from the list on the left side of the page under Organization - Company/Agency. You can register through CAPPS Recruit to put an application on file.

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A3. Yes, registration in CAPPS Recruit is the preferred method for applying for THECB job vacancies.

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A4. To view THECB's job postings on CAPPS Recruit, click here. If the THECB has a job posting, it will be available on CAPPS Recruit beginning June 30, 2017.

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A5. No. A few other Texas state agencies are using CAPPS Recruit. More state agencies will be using the online application system in the future.

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A6. The Human Resources Department is committed to ensuring that this process is easy and user-friendly. Please contact Human Resources Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., via email or phone at 512-427-6190.

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A7. If you have registered using NEOGOV's Job Interest Card to be notified of THECB's postings, your registration will be deactivated. Beginning June 30, 2017, you'll need to register in CAPPS Recruit, complete a profile and state application, and go to Preferences and identify the job classifications and locations for which you wish to be notified. Additionally, go to Profile, My Account, and select Yes under Correspondence.

Also, you may subscribe to
e-UPDATES to automatically be notified via email when HR posts a new job vacancy. Go to the following section: Higher Education News and Notices - THECB Job Posting Information to subscribe.

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Answers: NEOGOV (Former Recruiting System)

A1. NEOGOV/GovernmentJobs.com will continue to maintain your account and state application(s). THECB jobs will stop being advertised on NEOGOV. The link to NEOGOV/GovernmentJobs.com on the THECB’s Job Vacancies page will be disabled.

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A2. All job postings closed in NEOGOV/GovernmentJobs.com on June 26, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. The hiring division will review all applications submitted for consideration. If needed the position will be reposted in CAPPS Recruit.

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A3. Your profile in NEOGOV will remain available through GovernmentJobs.com. For questions about your profile or your state application(s), click here.

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Answers: Employment Information

A1. THECB will accept Work In Texas online applications.

NOTE: To determine qualifications, THECB job postings require responses to supplemental questions. Work In Texas online applications do not include the required supplemental questions. Therefore, if you choose to apply through Work In Texas, you will be sent an email asking you to log in to CAPPS Recruit, and complete the supplemental questions. If the questions are not completed, the application may be considered incomplete. CAPPS Recruit is the preferred online application method.

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A2. All public THECB postings appear on Work In Texas. Your Work In Texas Job Search criteria and requirements determine whether you receive an email notification from Work In Texas about THECB's job postings.

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A3. There are computers available in the THECB Human Resources Department during regular business hours (Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). You may also use the public computers located at any public library, or you may use the resources available at any Texas Workforce Center. To find a Texas Workforce Center near you, call 1-800-832-2829.

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A4. As with any position, once a closing date has passed, no application will be accepted or considered. Please continue to visit our site and apply for new jobs as they become available.

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A5. You may either attach or cut-and-paste a resume into your application. Please note a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed State of Texas application. You may not state "See Resume" on the application.

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A6. No. You must submit an application for each job posting.

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A7. No. We only accept employment applications for current posted job vacancies. You may subscribe to e-UPDATES to automatically be notified via email when HR posts a new job vacancy. Go to the following section: Higher Education News and Notices - THECB Job Posting Information to subscribe.

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A8. Yes. Once you have completed your online application you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open. You do NOT need to recreate a new application every time you apply for a new position.

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A9. There is no set time frame. Recruitments are initiated depending on departmental needs.

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