Careers at OPERS Frequently Asked Questions

How do I search for available positions within OPERS?

Our Careers Web site is updated daily to include new opportunities within the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
  • Use the search box to view all positions or click on a division to search by a specific area.

How do I search for available positions by location?

We only have one location. We are located in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

How do I submit my resume/CV for a position?

If you see a position of interest, click "Job Title" to view the job description. To apply, click "Apply" If you are a registered user, enter your username and password to access your information. If you are a new user, review the Legal Notice and Privacy Policy then click "I Accept".  On the next screen, click "New User to register.

After logging in/registering, you must complete the Job Application form by providing your contact information and resume/CV and answering questions specific to the job.

I recently submitted my information for a position. What is the next step?

When you apply for a position you will receive an e-mail confirmation acknowledging our receipt of your application. A Talent Acquisition (TA) representative will review to identify those candidates whose experience and qualifications are a match for the position specifications. Due to an overwhelming response to many of our positions, it may be up to six weeks before we can provide an update. If you are identified to move forward in the process, you will be contacted by a TA representative who will outline the next steps of the process. If you are not identified to move forward, you will still be contacted regarding the status of your application. You can update your applicant profile at any time. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Why am I asked to provide additional information in order to apply for specific positions? I have already established a Career Profile.

In addition to your resume/CV, your Career Profile contains general information about your career preferences and interests. When applying for a specific position, you need to provide additional information as it relates to the position you are applying for. The recruiter and hiring manager need this information to assess the degree of alignment between your specific skills and experiences and the skills and experiences required for the position.

Do you offer college internships?

Whenever an internship becomes available at OPERS, it will be listed on the Careers page along with all other available openings. Please submit an application as you would for any other opening.

How long are positions posted?

How much time do I have to respond to a notification I receive about an opportunity?

Positions at OPERS are generally posted for a minimum of five (5) business days. Positions may be posted in various ways including Internally, Externally, Interdepartmentally and Interdivisionally. Most postings will have this information included in the description. We recommend applying for a posted position as soon as you know you are interested. You may withdraw your application at any time.

I cannot find the job requisition number on this site to apply for a specific position. What should I do?

If you are unable to find the job requisition number for the position, this means that position is no longer active and you will not be able to apply for it.

Can you tell me if a job has been filled?

Generally speaking, positions that appear on this site are open and active, even though the interview process for some may have begun.

If you do not see a particular position, it has been filled or it is no longer available.

Referring Jobs and/or Candidates

While viewing the job listings, I saw a position that would be perfect for one of my friends. Can I send the job to him/her?

Absolutely, and we hope you do! Click on the link at the bottom of the Talent Acquisition homepage. "Refer someone to an open position." A pop-up box will appear asking for your friend's e-mail address. Once you enter the requested information, click on "I agree" and "send." Both you and your friend will receive an e-mail acknowledgment. Your friend must then actually apply for the position in order to be considered for it.

Where do referred resumes/CVs go?

Resumes/CVs submitted through our employee referral program reside in our proprietary talent database, a primary source of talent for our Recruiters when searching for the best talent to fill our positions.

It is important to note that to be considered for specific positions, a referred candidate must apply directly via the OPERS Career site to positions of interest, even is he/she has been referred. When applying for positions, a referred candidate will be asked to answer position-specific questions and may submit an updated resume at that time. If the candidate does not apply and fill out the position-specific questions, they will not be considered for the position.

Does OPERS have a policy on hiring relatives?

Yes. It is the policy of OPERS that we do not hire any relatives of current employees or anyone living in the same household as a current employee. The term “relative” includes, but is not limited to, spouse, domestic partner, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins or those regarded as such by marriage.

Technical Issues

My password has failed, or I have forgotten it. What should I do?

Click on the Search Openings page and navigate to the job list.  When the job list appears, click on "Sign in" on the right hand side of the screen (you might have to scroll down).  After accepting the Privacy Policy, you will see the login screen.  Put in your username and click "Forgot Password".  A new password will be emailed to you with instructions.

I am currently experiencing technical issues (e.g. can't log on, can't apply for jobs)

If your question was not answered in this FAQ, please contact us by email

I have tried to apply for job(s) or view job(s) but I am having difficulty accessing the site. What should I do?

One of the most common reasons for difficulty in accessing our site is that the browser settings on your PC may not be compatible with the level of encryption that we use on our site. We encrypt our pages to ensure the protection and privacy of all candidates who submit information via our Web site.

Our site requires 128-bit encryption; your browser settings should be configured to have PCT 1.0, SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 enabled. If you are having difficulty logging into your Career Profile, it may be a password issue. Refer to the FAQ regarding password resets.

What if I have difficulty copying/pasting or attaching my resume/CV to my Career Profile?

Since resumes/CVs are required when applying for a specific position, it is important to ensure your resume/CV is entered into your Career Profile.

If you are having trouble copying/pasting your resume/CV, log in to your Career Profile and go to the "Resume/CV" page. Open your resume/CV in Microsoft Word (or other compatible software), highlight it, and select "copy." Go back to your Career Profile and paste your resume/CV in the space provided. Your resume/CV should then appear.
Note: At the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, we are interested in recruiting talented individuals. We want to answer any questions you have about working for us. If the Frequently Asked Questions do not answer your particular inquiry, please contact us by e-mail