Technical Service Jobs
As we begin to rollout the NEW Technical Service Job Vacancies System, we invite you to learn more about the features and benefits of this new system through the resources below:
Frequently Asked Questions
I forgot my user id and/or password. How do I get that information?
Penn State employees with an access account can contact the Penn State Access Account Office.
What resources are available on how to use the vacancies site?
There is a video available that will walk you through how to use the Technical Service Job Vacancies site. This can be found on the "Help Link" at the top of the page after you log-in.
Where do I go for help if I have a question about the site?
For assistance with how to use the Technical Service Job Vacancies site, you may contact your direct supervisor, your Human Resources Representative, or the Recruitment and Compensation Division at (814) 865-1387 or email@example.com.
When are jobs posted on the Technical Services Job Vacancies site?
Vacancies will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will remain open for 7 calendar days.
How will I know when new vacancies are posted?
You can log onto the Technical Services Job Vacancies site 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to search for new jobs. You can also sign-up to receive job search notifications that will be sent to your Penn State email account.
How do I sign up for the job search notifications?
To sign up to receive the new job search notifications, log onto the Technical Services Job Vacancies site. Go to the "My Account" tab. Click on the blue "Manage Job Search Notifications" button. Select the campus location(s) and grade(s) you are interested in. Then click "Notify Me When Jobs Match This Criteria" at the bottom of the screen to save the search. An e-mail notification will be sent to your Penn State e-mail account the day the vacancies are posted.
How can I view the job filled report?
To view the job filled report, click on the "Jobs" tab. Then click on the blue "Job Filled Report" button. The jobs filled report is updated weekly and includes each job filled within the preceding week and any jobs that were withdrawn within the preceding week. It will also include a list of pending jobs that have bidders, but for which no final selection has been made and for which the closing date of the announcement is at least two weeks prior the date of the published list.
Personal Data Sheets
How do I update my personal data sheet?
You can update your personal data sheet by clicking on the "My Account" tab. Then click on "Update Personal Data Sheet" on the blue tab.
I've made some changes to my personal data sheet. How do I know what information was viewed by the hiring area?
If you would like to know what information was included on your personal data sheet when it was viewed, go to "View Bidding History" under the "My Account" tab. If your materials have been viewed, you will see "Yes" and the date that they were viewed under the "Materials Viewed" tab. To view your personal data sheet, click on "Yes" and you will see what was included when it was viewed by the hiring department.
How do I get a copy of my personal data sheet?
You can print a copy of your personal data sheet from the Technical Service Job Vacancies site. From the "My Account" tab, click on the blue "Update Personal Data Sheet" button, and then "Print Personal Data Sheet" in the upper right-hand corner.
Can I make changes to my personal data sheet after I have already bid on a job?
Yes, after you bid, you can make changes to your personal data sheet the same way you normally would. As long as your personal data sheet has not been viewed by the hiring area, any changes that are made will be reflected immediately. If your personal data sheet has already been viewed by the hiring area for a vacancy your information will not be updated for that particular vacancy. Therefore, it is important to have your personal data sheet up-to-date when you bid.
Bidding on Job Vacancies
How do I find out the status of a vacancy I have bid on?
To find out the status of a vacancy you have bid on, go to the "My Account" tab and select the "View Bidding History" button.
How do I withdraw from a vacancy?
You can withdraw your bid from a vacancy by going to the "My Account" tab. From there, select the "View Bidding History" button. Locate the vacancy and click on the "Withdraw Bid" button.
How do I request a lateral move within my area?
Requests for lateral moves will not be handled through the Technical Service Job Vacancies site. You will need to submit your request for a lateral move to your supervisor.