DEPARTMENT RESOURCES 

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ACCOUNTING RESOURCES 

HIRING RESOURCES 

Administrative Professional & State Classified Hiring Process

To hire an administrative professional or state classified position, please follow the below steps. If you have questions, please contact Meagan Taverner at meagan.taverner@colostate.edu 

  1. Send a Request to Hire email to Meagan Taverner with the position type, salary, and account number. All hires require approval from the College of Natural Sciences prior to starting the hiring process. Note: if funding has not been secured, you will be required to provide proof of funding and may not receive approval to start the hire until funding has been finalized with Sponsored Programs or the department.
  2. Create the position description or update the position description of the person that is being replaced (if applicable). The form will be emailed to you when you submit your request email.
  3. Decide if you want to hire from the Open Pools or conduct a search. The department has open pools for Research Associate, Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow positions. 
  4. Utilize the Office of Equal Opportunity’s Search Resources and familiarize yourself with the process and required policies and procedures for the hiring process.

It is important that you allow 6-8 weeks to conduct the search/hire and that you watch for email communications regarding additional items needed from you throughout the process in order to prevent delays.

Hourly Hiring Process

To hire a student hourly, please follow the steps below. If you have questions, please email cns-bio_accounting_requests@mail.colostate.edu.

STUDENTS

  1. It is now a University requirement that students apply through Handshake.
    1. If you would like to post a student position on Handshake, here are the steps to take:
      1. Join ‘Colorado State University – Department of Biology (1878)’:  https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/219133047-How-do-I-create-a-user-account-and-join-an-existing-company-
      2. Once your request to join is approved, please post a position through ‘Handshake’ by following this path:  http://ses.colostate.edu/job-posting-service, under Employer Hiring Resources à Handshake. Here are posting guidelines to follow: Campus Employment Job Template: https://career.colostate.edu/employer-resources/campus-employment-job-template/
    1. Alternatively, please reach out to Maylou.Flores@colostate.edu and request a list of past applicants to our departmental postings. We have a current list for both work study and non-work study students.
  1. Once you’ve identified the student that you’d like to hire, please submit the hire request here: https://forms.natsci.colostate.edu/biology-hire-request/. Minimum wage as of January 1, 2021 is $12.32/hour.
  2. Please remember – Do NOT ask students to begin work until after they are hired.

NON-STUDENT HOURLIES

    1. It is now a University requirement that non-student hourly positions be posted in the Talent Management System (TMS).
      1. If you’d like to post a non-student hourly position for recruitment purposes, please email a brief job description to cns-bio_accounting_requests@mail.colostate.edu with ‘Non-Student Hourly Posting Request’ in the subject line.
      2. It is important to note that graduating students will now be required to apply through TMS in order to be hired into a non-student hourly role.
    2. Once you’ve identified the individual that you’d like to hire, please submit the hire request here: https://forms.natsci.colostate.edu/biology-hire-request/. Minimum wage as of January 1, 2021 is $12.32/hour.

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