Thank you for considering employment with the University of Miami Temporary Pool Services. The role of a temporary employee is critical to the day-to-day operations of the University. We offer positions that are flexible with a wide variety of assignments, opportunities and occupations.

Temporary employees placed through the Temporary Pool Services will gain valuable hands-on UM experience in a variety of departments. To see a partial list of temporary positions, click here.

Seeking Temporary Employment?

If you are interested in temporary employment at UM through the Temporary Pool Services, visit our Career Opportunities website and apply. Whether you are a transitional job seeker, an experienced worker, a professional or retiree, we have a variety of positions that may be just what you are looking for. For additional information, review our Frequently Asked Questions listed below:

  1. Why should I be a temp?
  2. What types of jobs do temps get?
  3. What benefits do temps receive?
  4. How do I apply to be a temp?
  5. How, what, and when do temps get paid?
  6. Can temps apply for other jobs while in the pool?
  7. What is the drug/alcohol policy?
  8. What is the criminal conviction policy?
  9. Are temps submitted to a background check?
  10. Do temps need to have their fingerprint taken?
  11. How do I improve my chances of placement?
  12. How do I improve my resume?

  1. Being a temporary employee has many advantages. First and foremost, you will be working at the University of Miami,a world-renowned institution with the reputation of being the best university in the State of Florida. Here are some of the other benefits of working as a temp here:

    • Diversity: We have positions available in a wide variety of departments across the University. This will increase your exposure to departments in the University and add to your experience.
    • Exposure: By working as a temporary employee, departments will have an opportunity to see your work ethic and performance, and much more than they would be able to notice in a job interview.
    • Opportunity: Working as a temp in a department will give you experience and a chance to build a career here at the University of Miami. Many of our temps end up being promoted to permanent positions because of their performance as a temp.
    • Competitive Pay: Temps are paid at competitive rates determined by the position and its requirements.

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  2. In theory, a temp can be hired for any non-faculy or student position at the University of Miami. In practice, however, temps are mostly hired in the following positions:

    • Executive Assistant
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Office Assistant
    • Classroom Assistant
    • Legal Assistant
    • Accountant
    • Receptionist
    • Data Entry Specialist
    • IT Specialist/Web Designer
    • Medical Equipment Technician
    • Secretary
    • File Clerk
    • Billing and Collections Specialist
    • Purchaser/Buyer
    • Customer Service Representative

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  3. Temporary workers are not eligible for the benefits that regular employees receive from the University. For example, they are not eligible for sick time, vacation time, and leave of absence, and they are not provided the University life and health insurances.

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  4. The process of applying to the temp pool is relatively simple. Here are the steps:

    1. Open your browser and go to
    2. In the "Keyword" field, enter the following digits: 440107
    3. Click on "Search Jobs"
    4. Click on "Temporary Pool/Casual Worker"
    5. Click on "Apply Online"
    6. If you are a new user, click "New Users" and create an account. If you are a returning user, click on "Returning Users" and login.
    7. Once you have created an account/logged in, complete and submit the application.

    There! You have just applied to the temp pool. If you are having trouble with the application, follow these step-by-step instructions with screenshots.

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  5. Temps are paid a competitive salary that depends on the nature and requirements of the specific position. The paychecks are disbursed through direct deposit. For non-exempt employess, the paydays are every other thursday, and for exempt employees, the payday is the last working day of the month.

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  6. You may apply for regular University employment while working as a temporary worker. In order to be considered for any non-faculty position, you must apply online at In order to be considered for a faculty position, you must follow the specific instructions listed on the position posting on the University Careers Website.

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  7. It is the policy of the University to provide all employees, patients, students, customers, and visitors with as safe a working environment as is possible, and to promote the safe and efficient performance of job duties including the safe operation of University equipment and vehicles. In order to do so, the University must establish certain policies and procedures regarding the use and possession of intoxicants including drugs and alcohol.

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  8. When applying for a position at the University of Miami, the applicant must disclose all previous convictions, even if they are moving vehicle and traffic violations. Having a past or current conviction will not preclude employment at the University, but hiding or not fully disclosing convictions is grounds for the withdrawal of application and termination of employment.

    It is not necessary to include arrests on your criminal history if they did not result in a conviction. However, failure to disclose an arrest or conviction that took place after the date of hire is grounds for termination. An arrest during employment that is properly reported may result in a suspension pending a review of the case.

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  9. Yes. All temps are submitted to a background check, and temps that have not worked at the University of Miami within the last 30 days are routinely drug tested as well.

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  10. If a position requires contact with the elderly or children under the age of 18, the temp must also have a Level II Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.

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  11. Having an accurate, professional, and updated resume is the best way for you to stand out and be successful in the temp pool. Send us an updated resume regularly, especially if there is a change in experience, education, or skills.

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  12. There are many ways to improve your resume. A big part in resume-writing is choosing a format or layout that best expresses your strengths and experiences. Presenting your information in a clear and organized way helps recruiters skim through and find key points. A good place to get tips for writing a good resume is the internet. Search around for resume writing tips, samples, and layouts.

    Here is one site to start with: Purdue Online Resume Writing Workshop.

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