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Helpful Tips and Your HR contact


You may attach a resume as supplementary information. However, do not write "see resume" in the "Summary of Experience" box on the application form. Doing so will invalidate your application. Please do not include photographs or information pertaining to marital status, children, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.

Additional Information/Attachments

The Job Vacancy Notice will include instructions about additional information that may be required to be submitted with your application. Failure to submit the required attachments with your application will invalidate your application.

  • Typing and/or Data Entry Tests.
    All typing/data entry tests will be administered by the ERS Human Resources office. These tests are given only to the applicants selected for interview for positions requiring a minimum typing/data entry speed.
  • College Transcripts.
    If you are using college credit to meet either a minimum or a preferred qualification, a photocopy of your official college transcript(s) is required. The instructions in the Job Vacancy Notice will state whether you must submit transcripts at the time you submit your application or whether you may bring them with you to your interview, if selected.

Closing Date

Your application and all required attachments must be received by ERS by 5:00 p.m. CST on the closing date indicated on the Job Vacancy Notice (i.e., delivered to the Human Resources Office, faxed, or date-stamped by the ERS mailroom). If the position is posted as "open until filled”, it is recommended that you submit your application to Human Resources as soon as possible.

Checking Status

Email the Human Resources Office for information on the status of your application or the selection process. Only applicants who are interviewed will be notified when a vacancy is filled.

Criminal History Checks

ERS will conduct criminal history checks through the Texas Department of Public Safety on primary and secondary candidates for a position. In some cases, the agency will conduct fingerprint checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Selective Service Registration

If you are a male 18 to 25 years of age, an offer of employment is contingent upon you presenting proof when you report for your first day of employment that you are registered with the selective service system or that you are exempt from registration. Online registration and proof of registration is available on the Selective Service System's website.

Veteran's Preference

Employees Retirement System adheres to the Texas Veteran's Preference Act. If you qualify for a veteran's preference, complete the Veteran's Preference Form and submit it with supporting documentation to the ERS Human Resources Office.

HR Contact Information


Relay Texas:
(TDD): (800) 735-2989

HR Fax Line:
(512) 867-3161

The Employees Retirement System of Texas is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. ERS hiring decisions are based on predetermined selection criteria. ERS strives to hire the best-suited applicant for each vacancy. You will greatly increase your chances for securing an interview by taking the time to provide clear, detailed information on your application and on the ERS Qualifications Form.