MERIT Positions

The majority of positions in Merit Agencies are considered Merit Classified positions, which means that these positions, and applicants hired into these positions are subject to the rights, rules and regulations in accordance with the Merit Rules. Merit agencies post all Merit Classified positions on DEL.

EXEMPT (Non-Merit) Positions

Postings on DEL for these positions will state “This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.” Applicants hired into non-merit positions are not subject to the rights, rules and regulations governed by the Merit Rules. Merit agencies are not required to post their non-merit positions on DEL.

CASUAL/SEASONAL (Non-Merit) Positions

Postings for these positions reflect the type of recruitment as casual/seasonal. Applicants hired into such positions are not subject to the rights, rules and regulations governed by the Merit Rules. Merit agencies are not required to post their casual/seasonal positions on DEL.


Merit System Agencies

What does the term “Merit System Agency” mean? State of Delaware government agencies in this category are governed by a Merit System of Personnel Administration. Jobs that are classified as merit positions are subject to the State of Delaware Merit System Rules and Regulations.

List of State of Delaware Merit Agencies
Agriculture, Department of Insurance Commissioner
Auditor of Accounts Justice of the Peace Courts
Controller General's Office Labor, Department of
Corrections, Department of Legislative Council
Court of Common Pleas Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Department of
Criminal Justice Council Office of Management & Budget
Elections, Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Department of
Family Court Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, Department of
Finance, Department of State, Department of
Fire Prevention / Fire School / Fire Marshal State Treasurer, Office of
Health & Social Services, Department of Transportation, Department of
Housing Authority, Delaware State Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Non-Merit System Agencies

What does the term "Non-Merit mean? State of Delaware government positions in this category are not governed by a Merit System of Personnel Administration or the State of Delaware Merit Rules.

Select from the list below to see Non-Merit Opportunities
Delaware National Guard Justice, Department of
Delaware State Housing Authority Libraries, Division of
Delaware State Police Libraries - STEM AmeriCorps Vista Opportunities
Delaware Technical & Community College Public Defender's Office
Education, Department of Technology and Information, Department of
Judicial Branch