Career Path Options

Career Path Options

Employees have several paths to continue their professional growth with the University. We encourage employees to take advantage of the many resources available to help you learn, grow and develop the skills needed to position yourself for career advancement opportunities which may arise. Further information regarding these resources can be found here.  In addition, consider applying for available positions. Visit our Employment Opportunities page to start the journey to your new career.

AFT covered employees, please refer to your contract for specific information related to career growth opportunities and eligibility guidelines. 

Classified/Career Service employees have the following career path options available to them.

Promotional Process

A ranked listing of our employees who have taken and passed the State promotional examination for a particular title, is provided to the Office of Human Resources for use when such titles become available at the University.  This promotional list contains only the names of William Paterson University employees.  

Permanent Process

Career Service promotional opportunities, when available, are filled by following the process dictated by the NJ Civil Service Commission.  Each action listed below must be followed and completed prior to moving on to the next step.  

Employees appearing on an active promotional list are notified of the opportunity.  Those expressing interest are subject to an interview process, and the selected candidate is promoted in a permanent status upon the successful completion of the Working Test Period.  

Provisional Process

In instances where no active promotional list exists, Human Resources solicits employees in eligible titles.  Those expressing interest are subject to an interview process. The candidate selected is promoted in a provisional status and will be subject to the NJ Civil Service Commission examination process.

Advancement Process 

There are titles classified by Civil Service Regulations as "non-competitive". Non-competitive titles are not subject to the promotional examination process as part of the requirement to advance to a higher title in the non-competitive division.  These titles include: Clerk Typist, Building Maintenance Worker, Grounds Worker, Security Officer and Program Assistant, Administrative Services.

All who meet the qualifications are eligible to apply to posted opportunities. The selected candidates achieve permanent status upon completion of the working test period.