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.
Application Instructions for External Applicants
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
To apply, submit completed application materials to Human Resource Services via mail, fax, or in person. Completed application must include position title and search number of the position. If you already have a valid application, contact Human Resource Services at 319-273-2422 to add a new search number to your current application. External applicants will only be able to apply for positions when they are open to the public.
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.
Take Me To Self-Identification Form
Employment Application Forms
Merit Employment Application
Merit Contract Transfer
For use by current Merit employees to express interest in a posted merit vacancy in the same classification as their current position. In addition, employees are encouraged to submit a new Merit Employment Application that includes updated education and work history.
Merit Promotion, Transfer, Voluntary Demotion
For use by current Merit employees to express interest in a posted merit vacancy in a classification other than their current position. In addition, employees are encouraged to submit a new Merit Employment Application that includes updated education and work history.
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 date. Typing tests are administered at the Iowa Workforce Development Center in Waterloo or any Workforce Development Center in the state. If you live outside the State of Iowa, please contact Human Resource Services at 319-273-2422 and we will assist you in scheduling a typing test in your area. 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.