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Applicant Information

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Filing Procedures

  • Former or current permanent Classified Employees. Select a link below:
    Internal Job Openings: Open to all current or former state employees with reinstatement rights.
    Unclassified positions: (scroll to the "UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS" section)
  • Applicants with no previous State of Oklahoma "classified service" including current or previous "unclassified" service applicants, probationary employees without reinstatement rights, temporary, students and contract employees. Select a link below:
    Applicant seeking a classified job
    Applicant seeking an unclassified job (scroll to the "UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS" section) This positions are open to the public

Reasonable Accommodation

Any qualified applicant with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits his/her ability to participate in the application process and desires a reasonable accommodation, must notify the department representative listed on the job announcement of the need for an accommodation, identify the impairment, and identify the requested accommodation.

Job Family Descriptors and Promotional Plan 

The job family descriptors which specify the major duties and minimum qualifications for each announced position and the OSDH promotional plan may be reviewed by contacting Human Resources. Job family descriptors are available on the Human Capital Management’s web page at http://www.ok.gov/opm/.

Background Investigation

No job offer is considered final until the applicant has successfully passed any required background investigation.

Verification of Employment Eligibility

Federal immigration law requires all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. This agency participates in the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. Participation in the program does not exempt the agency from the obligation to complete a Form I-9 for all new employees. During the enrollment process, all new hires are required to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility.

Public Health Emergency Response 

All positions with the Oklahoma State Department of Health require possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.

Drug Free/Tobacco Free Workplace 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health promotes a drug free and tobacco free workplace. Employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere.


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