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Applying and Interviewing

  1. To apply for a posted position, click on the posting and then select Apply Online.
  2. If you're a first-time user, click on the New User tab and you'll be asked to create a username and password. You must have your own email address to set up an account.
  3. Once you've created an account, you can build an application.

Note: CPA Human Resources cannot retrieve username and password information. Retrieve your forgotten username and password.

Application Tips

  • Show all your relevant education and experience on your application.
  • We will reject incomplete applications.
  • We do not accept paper copies of the State of Texas Application for Employment.
  • We do not accept resumes in lieu of an online application.

Veteran's Preference Policy at CPA

CPA is dedicated to hiring qualified veterans, service members, and their families in achieving their employment goals. We thank you for considering CPA to fulfill your career opportunities. For any questions regarding veteran’s preference, please contact Brian Vair at veterans.liaison@cpa.texas.gov. Thank you for your dedication and service to our country!

More information about veteran's preference at CPA

What is veteran’s preference at CPA?

This means that if two applicants are finalists for a position, and equal in all respects, the veteran would be offered the job. If veterans' preference were granted, the veteran or surviving unmarried spouse/orphan would be required to produce form DD214 or DD1300 documents when applying for positions to verify eligibility.

If I am a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran's preference?

You are eligible under Texas Government Code, Section 657.002 for veteran's preference if you meet all the following qualifications:

  1. Served in:
    • the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine corps of the United States or the United States Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq., as amended or,
    • the Texas military forces as defined by Section 437.001 or,
    • an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces; and
  2. Were honorably discharged from the military service.
  3. A DD214 is attached to your application at the time of applying to positions at CPA.

If I am a surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran's preference?

A veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried or an orphan of a veteran qualifies for a veteran's preference if the veteran was killed while on active duty. A copy of your DD1300 must be attached to your application when applying to positions at CPA.

What does veteran's preference mean in CPA’s recruitment process?

Veteran’s preference also affects the interview process. If six or fewer applicants are chosen for an interview, a qualified veteran’s preference applicant from the pool must be interviewed. If more than six are interviewed, 20% of the number interviewed that are qualified veteran’s preference applicants must be interviewed. If there are no veteran’s preference applicants in the qualified applicant pool, this guideline does not apply.

Veteran's Liaison

Contact Information

Brian Vair
Human Resource Specialist
LBJ Building
111 E. 17th St., Room 124
Austin, TX 78774

Office: (512) 936-8408

Get Help

  • For questions about CPA's application process or technical support, call CPA's Human Resources Department at 512-475-3560 or 800-531-5441 ext. 5-3560 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Or, via email at human.resources@cpa.texas.gov.

Note: CPA Human Resources cannot retrieve username and password information. Retrieve your forgotten username and password.

Request a Reasonable Accommodation

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Comptroller's office provides accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you need help completing the application or require other accommodations, please email Human Resources as soon as possible or call at 512-475-3560 or 800-531-5441, ext. 5-3560.


  • The hiring division schedules all interviews.
  • Copies of college transcripts and other required documentation listed in the job description are required at the time of the interview.
  • Candidates can monitor their status of their application in their CAPPS Recruit profile.

Job Offers

  • If selected, the division and/or Human Resources Division will call to extend an offer of employment.
  • Offers are confirmed with an official job offer letter via email.
  • Offers will not be extended until interviews are complete.

Privacy Information

Per state law, information submitted for employment purposes may be subject to public disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act.

Online applications are stored on a secure site, and only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

With few exceptions, you have the right to request and be informed about information that the State of Texas collects about you. You are entitled to receive and review the information upon request. You also have the right to ask a state agency to correct any information that is determined to be incorrect (Government Code, Sections 552.021, 552.023 and 559.004).