Montana State University-Northern
Human Resources

Contact Us

Human Resources
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751

Cowan Hall 208

How to Apply for Jobs - Classified Positions
  1. Obtain the following forms online:
      Application PDF Document   Microsoft Word Document
      Background Check Authorization Form PDF Document   
      EEO form PDF Document   Microsoft Word Document
    or from the MSU-Northern Office of Human Resources located in Cowan Hall room 204. If you are not able to use the online form or visit the Office of Human Resources, please call our main office at (406) 265-4147 to request these materials be sent to you.
  2. Complete the application and the supplemental materials. Review the Notice of Vacancy for the position for specific application requirements.
  3. Sign and date the application and the criminal records check. Materials without signatures will not be accepted.
  4. Return your application material to the Office of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. You may fax your application to (406) 265-3530. MSU-Northern is not responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting by fax, or which may be lost through the mail. If you fax your application materials, you may wish to contact Human Resources at (406) 265-4147 to confirm the fax was received and all pages are intact.
  5. Keep copies of your application materials, as you may be required to provide a copy if you are invited to interview for the position you are applying for.
  6. A resume will not substitute for an application in the recruitment for classified positions at Montana State University-Northern.
  7. You must submit one application for each position for which you are applying. Please follow the instructions on the Notice of Vacancy. Signed, legible copies will be accepted in place of originals.
  8. Your application will be inactivated if you are unable to be reached by mail or telephone, or if you fail to respond to communication from a department regarding an invitation to interview.
Employment Application Tips
  • Read the Notice of Vacancy carefully! It will contain the minimum qualifications for the position and identify any additional information you may need to provide.
  • A resume will not substitute for an application in the recruitment for classified positions at MSU-Northern.
  • Your application needs to convey how you specifically meet the minimum qualifications and requirements of the position. These are listed on the Notice of Vacancy. A job title listed on an application does not demonstrate qualifying experience. Clearly explain your qualifying experience in the Experience and Education portion of the application.
  • List each job separately, even if two or more are in the same organization. Include all relevant experience, paid or unpaid. You may attach additional sheets of information if necessary.
  • Avoid jargon and acronyms. Convey your experience in commonly used terms so that the information you provide can be sufficiently evaluated.
  • Provide an average number of hours worked per week for all jobs you list on your application. If the number of hours is less than 40, the length of time you held the position will be prorated in the calculation of your experience.
  • Your application does not have to be typed, but it does need to be written legibly in ink. You will not receive credit for information that is difficult to read or understand.
  • Remember to sign your application. Unsigned applications may not be accepted.
  • Your application materials must be submitted by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the application deadline date.