Applying for Jobs with the State of Utah using the Alternative State Application Program (ASAP)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is ASAP?
The Alternative State Application Program (ASAP) is a program designed to appoint qualified persons with disabilities through an on-the-job examination period.
What jobs are eligible to be filled with ASAP?
Since the inception of the program, we are now considering all positions eligible to be filled with ASAP. A partial list of job titles eligible to be filled with ASAP is posted on the job seeker website (including minimum qualifications and agency specific hiring requirements)
How does the program work?
When a qualified person with a disability is interested in being considered for an eligible opening, they contact the State of Utah Recruitment Consultant. To be eligible, the candidate must meet the minimum qualifications for the job and provide adequate documentation of their disability.
Adequate documentation includes:
SSDI or SSI documentation;
Veterans Administration Certification;
Letter from Vocational Rehabilitation; or
Department of Human Resource Management form letter signed by a physician.
All documentation that determines the nature and extent of a disability will be kept secure and confidential and be maintained by the recruitment consultant in the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) Administration office.
How do I apply?
When an eligible position becomes vacant, the ASAP applicant contacts the recruitment consultant. The consultant instructs the applicant to apply for the position through the State of Utah’s online application system at statejobs.utah.gov. The consultant will work with the agency’s recruiter to educate them on the ASAP process and determine if the hiring official wants to interview the ASAP candidate. The agency recruiter continues with the recruitment during this time.
If hired through ASAP, the applicant will be placed in a schedule A position and begin a six (6) month, on-the-job examination period. Supervisors will be instructed to conduct monthly performance evaluations during the six (6) month on-the-job examination period. At the end of the six (6) month period, if successfully performing, the employee will be converted to a schedule B position and begin a twelve (12) month probationary period.
How long are my certification documents kept on file?
Since you need to apply for each position separately and if you qualify for an interview, the certification documents will be kept in the Administration office a minimum of three years and then destroyed, subject to retention schedules with the Division of Archives and Records Service.
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
The recruitment consultant is Shannon Casias. You may reach her by telephone at (801) 538-9683 or by email at email@example.com. You may also call the main telephone number for DHRM at (801) 538-3025 and the receptionist can assist you as well or transfer you to another staff member.
The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. The State provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, please contact the Department of Human Resource Management at (801) 538-3025 or TTY (801) 538-3696.