Please see below for FAQs and our answers.

Why can´t I see all regions and municipalities in the valtiolle.fi search menu?
The Valtiolle.fi search menus only list the search options that contain open vacancies.

Why doesn´t the occupation classification contain fields of position?
The occupation classification is the same as used by the TE Services, i.e. the international ISCO classification. Instead of the traditional industrial classification, the occupation classification is based on professions and competences. The classification contains five levels, the first four of which are a part of the international standard and the last one is a class specified by the TE Services (contains Finnish job titles). For the full classification, see the TE Services website at www.te-services.fi/te/en/.

How do I find the latest vacancies?
On the frontpage, press the 'Latest vacancies' menu to see the most recently added vacancies.

How do I find the vacancies whose application period is about to expire?
On the frontpage, press the 'Not too late to apply' menu to see the vacancies whose application period will soon expire.

How can I list all open vacancies?
All open vacancies are automatically shown on the frontpage and listed on tabs.

How can I add search criteria?
Below the search functions on the frontpage, there is a link 'Show more search criteria'. By pressing the link, you can see more search criteria.

How can I send a job advertisement to my email?
You can open a job advertisement in a new window by right-clicking. This will create a unique URL for the advertisement. You can then copy the address in your email or link it on the social media.

Why does the website appear in English or Swedish on my screen?
You can change the language selection of the valtiolle.fi website on the upper right-hand corner on the frontpage. The languages available include Finnish, Swedish and English. Unfortunately, the contents on the Swedish and English pages are not fully identical with the Finnish version.

Why does the job search alert not send results to my email?
First make sure that you have specified the delivery method as 'Send result by e-mail' when setting up the alert. If you still feel that you do not receive the vacancies you have ordered from the search alert, submit feedback through the 'Give feedback' link (on the lower right-hand corner).

Who can I contact in case of problems?
If you have problems or questions related to an individual recruitment, contact the recruiting agency directly. You can find the information for the recruitment contact person in the job advertisement.
In case of problems related to the Valtiolle.fi service,  send a message through the 'Give feedback' link (on the lower right-hand corner).

I have tried to enter my password a few times, but the system rejects it. Now I received the message 'your account may be locked'.
If you have entered an incorrect user ID or password five times, the system will lock your account for ten minutes for information security reasons.
If you feel unsure about your password, you can order a new one to your email from the login page.

Is it difficult to get a job with the Government?

While it is no more difficult to get a job with the Government than with any other employer, it is true that Government employees have a significantly higher level of education than workers in other labour market sectors. This is explained by the fact that the majority of Government positions are expert roles in which a higher education degree is required. Regardless of the need to cut down on our employee numbers, the Government will also be recruiting plenty of new employees over the next few years.

What is a good public servant like?

A good public servant has a wide interest in the phenomena and trends in our society. In addition to specialists in various sectors, we need increasing  numbers of general purpose public servants who are willing and able to follow global events on a broad front. An analytical mindset, willingness to make a difference, an ability to understand complex issues and efficiency - including cost-effectiveness - are highlighted. Having initiative and good interaction skills naturally also are important. A willingness to rotate to different roles within the administration will be stressed in the future.

What are the Government's duties?

The duties discharged by the various branches of administration add up to a wide range of different tasks and jobs; such branches as national defence and border control, police and rescue services, transport and communications, the legal system, science, the  Ministries and environmental services are important providers of jobs. A typical feature of Government jobs is their significance to society.

What does the Government do for the well-being of its employees?

A skilled personnel who are feeling well is a key success factor for the Government. Government HR management has been developed in many ways to improve competitiveness and employee well-being, and these efforts will continue. The Government has a positive attitude towards family leaves and staff mobility. The Government will also keep encouraging its employees to pursue education and training.

How does the Government feel about open applications?

While submitting open applications is positive in principle, they can only be used for positions of a short duration filled for a fixed term. All positions for a duration exceeding one year must be advertised, and only applications sent in with reference to a particular job can be considered in this case.

Published 2014-11-10 at 16:24, updated 2015-09-22 at 15:12

How do I apply for a Government job?

Government vacancies are announced in the Government's online recruitment system. The agencies also advertise their vacancies on their websites, in newspapers, at Employment and Economic Development (TE) Offices and through their online web service at www.te-palvelut.fi.

When looking for vacancies in the TE Office's web service, type in Government (valtio) in the search screen. The results returned are not 100% accurate, but they will be helpful. You can also set up vacancy alerts for yourself in the TE service.

Applying for a post

If you are applying for a post, you must refer to the specific post that interests you in your application. You can submit your application in electronic format, or you can deliver it to the Registry Office of the agency in question. For more information and the Registry Office's contact details, see the job advertisement. Please make sure that you include your contact details.

Based on the applications, the agency will invite some of the applicants to an interview and, potentially, for suitability assessments. The agency's choice of a candidate will be determined by the results of the interviews and assessments.

More information about the post and the recruitment process (pay, timeline, trial period etc.) will be available from the contact person or person providing further details cited in the advertisement.

Open applications

The Government offers a certain number of short-term employment relationships, including positions as substitutes and fixed-term tasks. They often are a good way of getting your foot in the door. Open applications may be used for selecting candidates for these opportunities.

However, there are important differences in the practices of using open applications between the various agencies. Some agencies welcome them, some are unable to use them. Before submitting an open application, it is a good idea to contact the agency in which you are interested. If you submit an open application, you should indicate the type of tasks that interest you and describe your skills and work experience. You can use the online recruitment system to submit an open application.