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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Position Titlesort descending Open To Application Deadline
Clerk IV (05122-MC4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/18/2022
Clerk IV (05422-MC4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/24/2022
Cook I (00222-ME4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/18/2022
Cook I (04322-ME4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/18/2022
Custodian I (04122-ME4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/18/2022
Custodian I (05222-ME4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/21/2022
Food Service Supervisor (04722-MI4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/18/2022
Kitchen Helper II (02122-ME4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/18/2022
Police Officer (05322-MS4) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/24/2022
Secretary II (04922-MC2) Current Merit Employees / Public 01/19/2022

Temporary Employment

Merit temporary positions are limited to less than 780 hours per fiscal year.

Application Instructions for External Applicants

Application materials include the Employment Application (required), 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

To apply, submit completed application materials to Human Resource Services via email, 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 Promotion, Transfer, Voluntary Demotion
Complete this form if your are applying for a merit position in the same or different classification from the classification your currently hold. In addition, employees are encouraged to submit a new Merit Employment Application that includes updated education and work history.

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 veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.