Prospective Employees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Go tojobs.ucsb.edu
  • Click the Create Application link in the left navigation bar.
  • On the next screen, type in the User Name and Password you would like to use. 
  • Both the User Name and Password should be 6-20 letters or numbers.
  • After setting up your User Name and Password, click on the Continue to Page 1 of Application button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Set up your Password Retrieval by choosing a question from the drop-down menu and typing in the answer.
  • Click on the Save and Continue to Next button to go to the next page.
  • Complete each page of the application.
  • At the very end of the application electronically sign it by clicking the box.
  • Log in to OACIS with your user ID and password.
  • Click on the Manage Applications link in the left navigation bar.
  • Click on the Edit Application link
  • You will be taken to page 1 of your application where you may edit any information you would like to update.
  • Click the Save and Continue to Next button to move through your application.
  • After the last page of your application, on the Confirm Change Application Status click the Confirm button.

Yes. The site uses the latest encryption technology to ensure that the information is secure. However, it is still important that all users log out after they use the system to ensure proper desktop security. In addition, if you are stepping away from your computer for a moment, we advise that you lock your workstation so others can not see your screen or access the system information.

OACIS is UCSB's online system for administering employment and classification functions, such as, submitting and posting job requisitions, reviewing applications, administering details of the recruitment, creating job descriptions, updating job descriptions, and requesting reclassifications.

  • In the left navigation bar, click on the Search Postings link.  
  • To view all open positions, leave al of the search fields blank.  To search for specific positions, fill in one or more of the search fields.
  • Click the Search button at the bottom of the screen.
  • A list of the jobs will then be displayed on the Search Results screen. 
  • Search for the job you would like to apply for.
  • On the Search Results screen, click the View/Apply link beneath the job number of the job that you would like to apply for.
  • Click the Apply For This Posting button.
    • If you already have an online application in the system, you will be asked to log in, and the system will attach your online application for you.
    • If you are a new applicant, you will be asked to create a user name and password and will then be directed to fill out the online application.
  • After submitting your application a confirmation number will be displayed on the screen.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation number, your application was not submitted successfully, and you will not be considered for the position. 
  • Log in to OACIS with your user ID and password.
  • All of the applications which you have submitted will be displayed.
  • Check the Status column to see the status of each of your applications.
  • Check that all of the required fields (designated by a red asterisk to the left of the field) have been filled in with either an answer or with “N/A” if the question does not apply to you. 
  • OACIS will display a highlighted yellow column next to a required field that is blank,and there will be a message saying, “This is a required field. Please complete field before continuing.”

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