Temporary Job Seekers
At SOS, our top priority is your success.
SOS has been providing temporary services to the University of Missouri for over 40 years. We look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your employment goals.The working as a temp page outlines what you can expect as a temp and also provides advice for being successful. Take a few moments to read through those sections, or get started with the application process if you're ready.
How to Apply
Go to the Careers Homepage to register, search for SOS Temporary Staffing job openings (Job ID 22130 for clerical opportunities, Job ID 22129 for non-clerical) and fill out the application in its entirety. Refer to the application instructions for more information. If you have questions about the application process, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact SOS Temporary Staffing at 573-882-7701.
What to Expect Next
If you meet our requirements, you will be contacted to complete a series of online skills assessments including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Keyboarding, and Data Entry. After your scores are reviewed you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Part time and full time temporary placements are available. If you are interested in benefit eligible employment, let us know during your interview so that you can be considered for temp to hire positions.
- Competitive wages
- Free computer training
- Access to university internal postings
- University experience
- Services and discounts
- No placement-agency fees
Many on-line training opportunities are available through myHR. The Division of IT also offers a Knowledge Base solutions site which features a variety of how-to articles as well as help and support features.
Tutorials are available for most administrative applications such as PeopleSoft, Time and Labor and ImageNow. Completing these tutorials will give you valuable tools that can be used on your assignments.
As an incentive to reward long-term temps, instructor-led training classes are available to SOS temps who have been with us for at least six months. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 882-7701 to see if you qualify.
Working As a Temp
All SOS temps are required to attend New Employee Registration and an in-house orientation prior to beginning work assignments. Temps are not paid for this time.
Departments contact our office when there is a need for temporary support. The requests are for all levels and abilities with varying schedules. When we receive a request for which you are qualified, we will contact you to let you know the details of the assignment, which you may then accept or refuse. If you accept, it is imperative to work the assignment for the length of time requested. As with any temporary staffing agency, there is never any guarantee for another assignment.
Important Phone Numbers
- Parking & Transportation: 882-4568
- Payroll: 882-7976