State of North Dakota

Job Seekers Guide

How to:

         Access State Jobs

         Apply for a Job

         Sign In as a Returning User

         Create an Automatic Job Notification Email


Before You Apply....

Here are some items to consider before you begin the application process: 

  1. Temporarily turn off any pop up blockers. You can find more instructions in the Job Applicant FAQs
  2. Watch for warning that says "I need more time" when 40 minutes is approaching. Click OK if your application is not complete.
  3. Although you are encouraged to attach a resume, the resume text does not automatically populate all of the application. You will still need to enter your information into the fields on the application as required.
  4. Confirm that your email inbox allows the receipt of email from
  5. Click the Submit Application button only when you have fully completed the application.  Once you submit your application you cannot change the context of the application for that job posting.


Access the State of North Dakota Employment website at


  1. On the Job Search page, click the Job Title that you want to apply to.
  2. Review the information page and click the Apply button on the bottom.
  3. Sign In (returning users) / Register (first time users)
    1. If this is your first time using the system, select the Register Now link from the Sign In page.
    2. Enter your information on the register page.
    3. Select the Register button. (Remember your user name, password, and email information for future reference.)
    4. If you already have an account, please enter your User Name and Password in the login box on the Sign In page. Click the Sign In button.  Refer to the Job Applicant FAQs if you forgot your user name or password.
  4. Follow instructions to add a resume, enter application information (Work Experience, Post-Secondary Education History, Job Training, Licenses and Certificates, Languages & References) and answer career related questions.
  5. When you complete and review your application, click the Submit Application button.
  6. You can view your application status through the My Activities link at the top of the page.


  1. Access the State of North Dakota Employment website at
  2. In the top right corner of the Job Search page, click Sign in.
  3. In the Keywords field enter a word for the type of job you are looking for (i.e. enter Accountant).
  4. Click Save Search.
  5. In the Name My Search field, name your search using words that relate to the job.
  6. Check the Notify me when new jobs meet my criteria (notice your email already populates).
  7. Click Save Search.