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SHRA (SPA) Application Procedures (Permanent Positions)

The following application procedures apply to Permanent Staff (SPA) positions only.

We appreciate your interest in employment with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To begin the application process for the first time, search the job postings for a specific position of interest. Applicants interested in permanent Staff (SPA) postings can view available positions by clicking here.

Step 1: Search Staff (SPA) Job Postings by selected criteria or keywords

The search process allows you to identify open SPA positions of interest and view the job posting and position requirements to determine if you are qualified for the position. You can search open positions by criteria or by position number/position title.

Once you’ve selected a position to review, if you’re interested in applying for this position, click the “Apply to this Job” button. You will then be asked to login or create an account. Once you have logged in or created your account, you will begin the application process. Please note: Applicants will need to certify and submit their application in order to receive consideration. Applicants will receive a confirmation number once their application has been successfully submitted.

Step 2: Complete the Application

The system will lead you through the process of completing the online Application for Staff Employment. You will complete the online application once and use it to apply for all future positions of interest. You must complete specific fields (noted with a red asterisk) in order to move through the various steps of the application process. If you do not fill in all of the required information, you will receive an error message indicating which fields must be completed. You will not be able to submit your application until these fields are completed.

To ensure your application is given full consideration for any position for which you apply, you should provide complete and accurate information. Applicants are solely responsible for ensuring that the information entered is accurate and complete.

The application is your opportunity to help the department and us:

  • Learn about your education, experience, skills and abilities
  • Evaluate your qualifications as compared to the minimum qualifications for the position to which you have applied
  • Make referrals to the University department filling the specific job opening
  • Determine salary eligibility

Resume: You may include for consideration a resume with your online application. You may also submit a customized resume targeted for a specific position each time you apply for each position. Note: A resume may be submitted as a supplement in the Documents Needed to Apply section of the application. Resume information may supplement, but is not a substitute for, completing the application in detail.

As part of the Employment Information page of the application, do not indicate “See Resume.” Applications indicating “See Resume” may not receive full consideration for employment.

Step 3: Submit Application

Your application must be electronically submitted through the application system to the Office of Human Resources before 11:59 p.m. EST/EDT on the closing date* to be considered. Open positions will no longer be available to view or apply for after 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Successfully submitted applications will appear in the “Completed Applications” section of “Your Applications” immediately. This screen also shows the current status of each position – open, closed, canceled or filled.

*NOTE: In keeping with North Carolina G.S. 126-14.3(3), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses a general recruitment closing date of between five business and 60 calendar days from the date first posted for permanent job openings subject to the State Personnel Act. The posting period, opening date and closing date are included on each job posting.

To report problems with the permanent SPA posting web page or if you need special assistance accessing our permanent SPA position postings, please email employment@unc.edu or call (919) 843-2300.

Applicants should not send resumes to these e-mail addresses or use the e-mails or phone numbers to seek updates on specific positions, because these offices are unable to provide that information.

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.