To be employed in civil service means that you are employed in the service of the state or other jurisdiction within the state system. Wright State is one of 13 public four-year universities in Ohio and is, therefore, a state-assisted institution. Ohio’s civil service laws govern the university’s job classifications, and many policies and procedures. The university has also established some rules and policies in addition to and consistent with the civil service laws.
Under the civil service system, classified positions such as the one you hold are determined by the duties and responsibilities of the job. Classified employees are appointed to positions in two categories: certified and provisional. A certified employee has passed a civil service examination and has been selected for appointment. Provisional appointments are made when civil service examinations aren’t required.