FAQs

Who do I contact with technical problems?

For technical concerns regarding your profile or job application, contact the Office of State Courts Administrator’s Help Desk. Phone: (888) 541-4894, Choose Option 1 (Available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or e-mail OSCA.Help.Desk@courts.mo.gov

Is my web browser compatible with this system?

This system supports Internet Explorer 11.

Do I have to be a certain age to apply for a position?

Normally there are no specific age requirements for most positions; however, most positions require a minimum education of a high school diploma or GED, or higher. Some part-time or temporary positions may not have an education requirement. If there is a specific age requirement, it will be listed on the individual job announcement.

Are there residency requirements for jobs?

Residency requirements only apply to elected clerks and judges. Local courts may have local residency requirements, which should be posted on individual job announcements. For further questions, applicants should contact the court directly.

What are the nepotism rules?

Per the Missouri Constitution, article VII, section 6, “Any public officer or employee in this state who by virtue of his office or employment names or appoints to public office or employment any relative within the fourth degree, by consanguinity or affinity, shall thereby forfeit his office or employment.”

What are the travel requirements?

Travel requirements may differ by each individual job; therefore, please look at the requirements for the individual job announcement in question.

What benefits, compensation and leave accruals apply for the Missouri Judiciary?

For employees in state paid benefit eligible positions, the State of Missouri standard benefits, compensation and leave accruals apply for everyone. Leave balances may be prorated based on an employee’s full-time equivalent (FTE). See Employee Benefits for more details.

Do part-time employees receive benefits?

Positions with at least 20 hours per week on a continuous basis may be eligible for benefits.

Do you have paid internships or unpaid internships available?

Occasionally paid or unpaid internships may be available. Internship opportunities may be posted through academic institutions.

What will my work hours and schedule be? Do courts allow flexible schedules? What about telecommuting?

Work hours, schedules, flex time, telecommuting, etc. vary by office location. To obtain this information, please contact a representative from the location you are referring to.

Will I be disqualified if I do not have a high school diploma?

Minimum qualifications, including education requirements, are listed on individual job announcements.

When do job announcements close?

All job announcements close at midnight in the central time zone on the closing date of the job vacancy announcement. After midnight, jobs that have closed will not be available for review or application.

What if the closing date shows open until filled?

Job announcements that show open until filled allow for submission of job applications until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected for the job vacancy.

Are the salary levels listed negotiable?

Salaries are governed by strict guidelines. Depending upon education and experience, salaries may be negotiable.

How often are Missouri Judiciary employees paid?

Missouri Judiciary employees are paid on a semi-monthly basis. The first payday will be on the 15th of each month, which provides payment for the pay period covering the second half of the previous month. When the 15th falls on a Saturday, payday will be on the Friday before and when the 15th falls on a Sunday, payday will be on the Monday after. The second payday will be on the last workday of the month, which provides payment for the pay period covering the first half of the current month.

How often are vacancies advertised?

Vacancies will be advertised as soon as they become available, or as soon as the office is notified that a vacancy is becoming available.

Is the Missouri Judiciary a merit or non-merit agency?

The Missouri Judiciary is not a part of the executive branch and is, therefore, not associated with the merit system.

What if I do not possess the minimum qualifications on a job announcement?

An equivalent substitution will be permitted in the case of deficiencies of either experience or education. Education above the minimum stated may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required general experience; experience above the minimum stated may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

Are there physical requirements?

If a job vacancy has physical requirements, those will be listed on individual job announcements.

Are there state tax requirements?

Section 105.262, RSMo requires all employees to pay state taxes in a timely manner as a condition of employment and a condition of continued employment. New employees will be required to sign a Payment of State Taxes Condition of Employment for State Employees.

Is E-Verify used?

Yes. The Missouri Judiciary participates in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program, E-Verify, to validate your employment eligibility within the United States. Applicants may perform a Self-Check through the E-Verify system in order to view employment eligibility information. Applicants are not required to use Self-Check and should only use the system as a tool to confirm employment eligibility.

How is a salary range determined? Is it negotiable?

Salary ranges are defined based on the general duties of the job classification. Salary range assignments are not subject to change on a case-by-case basis. Appointments are normally made at the beginning of the salary range; however, may be higher based on the qualifications of the individual, subject to budgetary constraints.

Do I have to complete a profile?

In order to be considered for a job vacancy, an applicant should look at the individual job announcement's "How do I apply?" section and follow the steps accordingly.

What is the difference between an application and a profile?

You may setup a profile without submitting an application. The profile is developed when you first begin using the system and it contains certain information about you, including personal information, education history, employment history, etc. When you apply for an advertised vacancy, the information in your profile populates the application. The application only applies to the job(s) for which you applied for at that time.

Who has access to the application system? How can I be sure my information is kept confidential?

Your private information is transferred and stored in a secure environment and only specific authorized individuals have access to that information. However, to keep your information secure, it is important that you logout and close the browser after submitting your application.

How long will my profile stay on file with Human Resources?

At this time, profiles will be stored for an indefinite period of time.

How long will my application be kept active and considered for employment?

A job application remains active only as long as the job announcements for which you applied for remain open. Once a job announcement is closed (position filled), your application will be removed from the system. Your profile, once created, will remain active, but you must submit a new application to be considered for another position in the future.

How do I create a profile?

Applicants will need an e-mail account for setting up a username and password. A Missouri Judiciary employee may elect to use the username and password that is used to logon to his or her computer (also known as the network Id and network password) to create a profile (Note: Internal job postings can only be viewed using a profile established with a Missouri Judiciary username). To do this, a current employee should select the "I have an existing Judiciary Id" checkbox.

How do I login?

Public users will login with the username and password set up when creating their profile. Current Missouri Judiciary employees who have created a profile using their judiciary username will login with that username and current password.

What do I do if I forgot my username?

For public users, click the “Forgot Username?” button. Key in the e-mail address which corresponds to your profile and enter the Captcha phrase. Click “Go.” This will take you to the Login page where your username will be pre-populated.

What do I do if I forgot my password?

For public users, click the “Forgot Password?” button. Key your username, e-mail address that corresponds to your profile, and the Captcha phrase. Click “Go.” This will take you to a screen requesting answers to your security questions. Once you have answered your security questions, click "Next". You will then be able to create a new password. Click "Update Password."

For current Missouri Judiciary employees who have created a profile using their judiciary username, the password is your current password (network password).

What name should I use when creating my profile?

When creating a profile, use your full legal last name and first name. Your last name is your family name or surname. If you have two last names or a hyphenated last name, include both names in the last name field. Your first name is your given name.

What if I forget my security question answers?

For assistance with your security question answers, please contact the Office of State Courts Administrator’s Help Desk at (888) 541-4894, Choose Option 1 or email OSCA.Help.Desk@courts.mo.gov.

What if my address or phone number has changed?

Login with your username and password, click the "Personal Information" button, update your address or phone number and click "Save Profile and Apply Later" button.

Will I be disqualified if I do not possess a valid driver’s license?

Applicants cannot be disqualified for not possessing a valid driver’s license, unless the specific job the applicant is applying for requires a valid driver’s license. This requirement should be noted on the individual job announcement.

If I create a profile and indicate my interest in a certain area, does this mean I will automatically be considered when a vacancy comes open?

No. The Missouri Judiciary has listed certain areas of interest that are hired from most frequently at this time. To guarantee your application is considered for a vacancy you should apply for that vacancy directly.

How do I add additional education history?

Login with your username and password, click the "Education/Licenses/Special Skills" button, click the "Add Education History" button, enter your education history (one at a time) and click the "Continue Application" button.

What if my attachment did not save?

Please make sure to click the add attachment button after you have chosen the attachment you want (i.e., “Add Transcript”).

Will you be contacting my current employer if I selected “No” for that question?

No. As an employer, we understand the risk this may cause and will not contact your supervisor if you ask us not to.

How do I upload my resume attachment?

Login with your username and password, click the "Employment History" button. Next to File To Upload click "Browse", locate the file you would like to attach, click "Open", type an Attachment Description and click "Add Resume Attachment". Be sure to click "Add Resume Attachment" after selecting the file to upload. Failure to do this step will result in no attachment. (Make sure your resume meets the attachment requirements – cannot be larger than 5MB and must be in pdf, doc, docx, txt, html or rtf format.)

What is the best way to exit the system once I have completed my profile or submitted an application for a job vacancy?

Make sure you have saved all information that you do not want to lose and then click Logout in the upper right-hand corner.

May I submit additional documents at a later date?

You may add additional documents to your profile at any time. If you have previously submitted a job application, however, any documents added to your profile after the submission will not show up with the submitted application. The attachments will be sent with any future applications.

Is there an option to make changes or updates to a job application that I have already submitted for a posted job vacancy?

No; however, if it is prior to the vacancy’s deadline date you may withdraw your application and reapply with your updates. Once the job announcement closes (deadline date is reached), your job application for that particular position cannot be changed or updated online.

Is there an option to save the application before submitting?

Yes. If you are not ready to submit your application, you can click the "Save Profile and Apply Later" button at any time. Your updates are saved to your profile and you can pick up where you left off.

If I filled out my profile and applied for a job, then edit my profile and choose “Save Profile and Apply Later,” will I be considered for the vacancy I applied for before making edits?

Yes. Any updates that were made to your application after applying for the vacancy will not be automatically sent for consideration. If the job announcement has not met its closing deadline yet, you may withdraw your application and resubmit it with any changes you may want to have considered.

What happens after I submit my online application?

You will see the job(s) you have applied for in the "Jobs Applied For" section on your profile home page.

Is there an option to apply for multiple jobs at once?

Yes. Once you have created an online profile, you can submit your application to multiple open job vacancies.