Chico State Enterprises

Recruitment and Selection

It is Chico State Enterprises' (CSE) policy and as an Affirmative Action employer to advertise and post job openings for all positions and to engage in a competitive selection process. The following CSE positions are exclusions to the required recruitment process: 

  1. Chico State faculty and staff* with additional employment.

*Chico State Staff must receive approval from Chico State Human Resources at the proposal stage before being eligible for additional employment with CSE.

  1. Chico State students filling CSE student positions.
  2. Temporary employees hired for three or less days of work.

Another exception to the open application and selection process will be made in certain instances of internal transfer or promotion.  In these cases, the position being vacated by the current employee will be available for open recruitment.

The CSE Human Resources office will oversee the recruitment process for all positions.  The Project Director/hiring Supervisor will complete a Request for Recruitment (PDF) and develop a description of the job duties. In consultation with the hiring supervisor, the Human Resources Recruiting Coordinator or designee will develop position announcements, ads, and a recruitment strategy designed to provide a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  Recruitments will be posted and remain open for a minimum of seven business days.  

The CSE Human Resources office will provide applicant files to the hiring supervisor.  The hiring supervisor will then screen and interview to select the person most qualified for the position.  For this purpose, the most qualified individual is the one whose demonstrated abilities and experience, as verified by the hiring supervisor, best match the specifications of the written job description.  Materials will be provided for the screening of applications, in addition to information on the proper conduct of the interview process. (Supervisor’s Guide to Applicant Review and Selection) (PDF)

Hiring supervisors must submit documentation of the hiring and selection process to the CSE Human Resources Director and obtain approval to hire before a job offer is made.  Please submit the Recruitment Offer Form (PDF) with the details of the offer. An employment relationship does not exist until the signed and approved Personnel Action Form authorizing employment has been completed and the selected candidate has completed and received all new hire clearances.

Medical Examinations and Reasonable Accommodation

Prospective or current employees may be required, as a condition of employment, to undergo a physical examination.  In such cases, an offer of employment will be contingent upon an employee's successful completion of the medical examination.  CSE will select the physician and bear the expense of evaluating the individual's fitness to perform the job. 

In accordance with the law, CSE will make reasonable accommodations to the disabilities of employees and potential employees.

Background Checks

In some instances, CSE positions will require background checks beyond normal reference checking and may include Live Scan fingerprinting and checks conducted by the Department of Justice.  The CSE HR office will help hiring Project Directors make this determination based on the position responsibilities, and will conduct the background check. 

Employee Onboarding

After the mandatory recruitment process has been completed and a new hire candidate has been extended and signed an offer letter, the hiring supervisor completes and submits a PAF (Personnel Action Form) to CSE Human Resources which initiates the new hire employee onboarding process.

New hires and rehires will be emailed electronic employment documents to complete and a required virtual or in-person meeting with CSE Human Resources to complete the federally required Form I-9 which is used to verify the identity and legal authorization to work of all paid employees in the United States.

Allow a minimum of 10 business days for all onboarding steps.  Much of the onboarding time is spent waiting for new employees to complete and return mandatory employment documentation. If there are any additional delays in the employee’s anticipated start date, CSE HR will be sure to communicate that information.  New hires are not eligible to begin work until all onboarding steps have been completed.

Please contact CSE Human Resources at for any questions.  

Job Duties

When employment commences, the supervisor explains the job responsibilities and the performance standards expected of the employee.  The supervisor reserves the right to change job responsibilities, reassign positions, or assign additional job duties at any time.  From time to time, an employee may be asked to work on special assignments or to assist with other work important to the project.  In addition, employees may be required to work overtime or hours other than those normally scheduled.  The employee's cooperation and assistance in performing such additional work is expected.