Merit Employment Opportunities

Merit Employment Opportunities

The Merit System includes both contract and non-contract employees. Contract employees hold positions in Blue Collar, Clerical, Security, and Technical classifications. Non-contract employees hold Supervisory (clerical and non-clerical) or Confidential (clerical) positions.

Non-Temporary Employment

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Temporary Employment

Merit temporary positions in AFSCME covered job classifications are limited to 780 hours and four (4) consecutive months per fiscal year. Merit temporary positions in Non-AFSCME covered job classifications are limited to 780 hours per fiscal year.

Application Instructions for External Applicants

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the following classifications: Cook I, Custodian I, Clerk II, Clerk III, Secretary I, and Secretary II. Vacancies in these classifications will be posted for a minimum of five working days. If the vacancy is not filled internally, all qualified applications will be forwarded to the search committee for review. For advertised vacancies in other classifications, you may contact our office to have the advertised position added to your application.

Application materials include the Employment Application (required), and Typing Test form (required only for designated classifications), and the Veteran's Preference Form (optional). It is important that materials are completed with accurate and specific information in order to properly assess your qualifications. Resumes may be included with the application, but may not substitute for information required in the application. Employment applications must be submitted with the applicant's signature. Applications received without a signature are incomplete and will not be considered. Employment applications will be valid for six months from the date of receipt and may be updated at any time. Please be sure to maintain a current phone number and address with our office.

A Merit application is also available at:
UNI Human Resource Services
027 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0034
Phone: 319-273-2422
Fax: 319-273-2927

Submit completed application materials to Human Resource Services via mail, fax, or in person.

Self-Identification Form - Optional

As required by federal regulations, we request information from job applicants to monitor and report on equal employment opportunity/affirmative action programs. Any information you provide related to self-identification is strictly voluntary and will not adversely impact your application or consideration for employment.
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Employment Application Forms

Merit Employment Application

Typing Test Form
Positions requiring a typing test will be noted in the posting. To be considered for these positions, your typing test must be completed by the application deadline. Typing tests are administered at the Iowa Workforce Development Center in Waterloo. Click on the Typing Test Form for additional information.

Veteran's Preference Form
The University of Northern Iowa provides for veteran's preference to qualified veterans as required by Iowa Code Chapter 35C. To request veteran's preference, you must provide official documentation for military service or proof of Disabled Veteran status. Click on the Veteran's Preference form for additional information.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report. A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.