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Find a Federal Government Job

Learn how to find a job with the federal government.

Đang chơi bài . It’s the official job site for the federal government. There, you can:

  • Đang chơi bài, including ones in .

How to Apply for a Federal Job Through USAJOBS

You must create a USAJOBS profile to apply.

  1. USAJOBS requires users to have a account.

  2. Sign into USAJOBS, , and upload your resume.

  3. Đang chơi bài that interest you.

  4. Review the job announcements to see if you qualify.

  5. Đang chơi bàiPrepare your application in USAJOBS.

  6. Submit your application through USAJOBS to the federal agency with the job opening.

Search for Jobs at a Specific Agency

Though most federal agencies post their jobs on USAJOBS, some post jobs on their websites. If you want to work for a specific agency, find its website through the A-Z Index of Government Agencies.

  • Đang chơi bàiExplore local and virtual .

Đang chơi bàiThere is never an application fee or a testing fee to apply for a government or U.S. Postal Service job. 

Former Federal Employees

If you’re a former federal employee, you may be . Reinstatement lets you apply for federal jobs without competing with the public.

Students and Recent Graduates

with the government. You may qualify for an internship or an entry-level position.


If you've served in the military and want to find a federal job, check out . It has information on:

  • Veterans' preference

  • Special hiring authorities

  • Đang chơi bàiOther tips for vets and transitioning service members seeking federal civilian jobs

People With Disabilities

Learn about the advantages of federal jobs for people with disabilities.

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    Advantages of Government Jobs for People with Disabilities

    Đang chơi bàiThe federal government:

    • Has job openings nationwide in many different career fields

    • Uses that is faster and easier than the competitive hiring process

    • Provides  to qualified employees

    You can also apply for jobs through the . Many jobs open to people with disabilities use only that process.

    Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs

    Đang chơi bàiYou can .

    Đang chơi bàiTo apply for jobs under Schedule A, you can:

    • Apply online at USAJOBS or

    • Apply directly to the agency offering the job

    Đang chơi bàiEither way, you'll need to:

    • Prepare your resume and other documents listed in the job announcement

    • Đang chơi bàiProvide proof you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability

    To apply for a job online:

    • Follow the  used for all online applications

    • Use

    To apply for a job directly through an agency:

    • Đang chơi bàiContact the agency’s  using the . The SPPC coordinator can discuss reasonable accommodations and how to apply.

    For more details on applying for jobs through Schedule A, read .

    For an overview of how to use USAJOBS, see Federal Government Employment.

    Federal Jobs for Veterans with Disabilities

    If you’re a veteran with a service-connected disability, you have even more options. . You may also be able to get a to use with competitive positions.

    College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities

    Đang chơi bàiIf you’re a college student or a recent graduate, you can find summer jobs, internships, and permanent positions through the:

    Đang chơi bài to:

    • Đang chơi bàiCurrent students in high school, college, trade school, or other accredited institution

    • Đang chơi bàiRecent graduates of college, university, trade, or technical school degree or certificate programs. Applicants must have graduated no more than two years ago, except for veterans.

    White House Internship Program

    applicants must be either:

    • Current students of an undergraduate or graduate degree program

    • Đang chơi bàiRecent graduates of an undergraduate or graduate degree program. They must apply no more than two years after completing their degree.

    • Veterans who did some active duty time in the two years before the internship program starts

    Senate Page Program

    Đang chơi bàiThe  is for high school juniors who are at least 16 years old and in school. They are appointed and sponsored by senators. Pages take classes at the U.S. Senate Page School in the early mornings and perform page duties afterward.

    Đang chơi bài .

    Suitability Determinations for Federal Jobs

    Background checks for suitability look for character traits like loyalty, trustworthiness, and reliability. They also look at your past job conduct. such as:

    • Đang chơi bàiFinancial irresponsibility

    • Poor credit history

    • Đang chơi bàiDrug/alcohol abuse

    • Arrest history

    • Misconduct on a prior job

    Security Clearances for Federal Jobs

    Đang chơi bàiA security clearance grants a person access to classified information, systems, and facilities. Access is on a “need to know” basis. This background investigation is more in-depth than what's done for a suitability determination.

    • Đang chơi bàiRead about for federal employees, contractors, and military members from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). in September 2019. 

    • Đang chơi bài to get your security clearance started.  

    • , including how to check on its status. 

    Security Clearance for Private Companies and Federal Contracting Positions

    You may need a security clearance to access government facilities and information if:

    • You work for a company doing business with a government agency or

    • Đang chơi bàiYou are a federal contractor

    Your employer and the agency you’re working for will help you get your clearance. Ask your employer if you have questions.

     will indicate if a specific written test is necessary and whom you may contact for more information. This information is always free.

  • Đang chơi bàiThere are no application or testing fees for federal jobs, nor are there "hidden" federal jobs. Learn more about , including bogus testing and application fee scams. 

  • Postal service jobs may require an exam. But it's a scam if a company guarantees that any training or tips they provide including booklets, online materials, or classes will help you get a postal service job. Learn more about . 

  • To locate contact information for the personnel department of a federal agency, visit's A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies

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    Đang chơi bàiLast Updated: November 18, 2020