Regardless of your background, the federal government can offer a rewarding career that fits your interests and skills. USAJobs, the Federal Government's Employment Information System, provides worldwide job vacancy information, employment information fact sheets, job applications and forms online. USAJobs is updated every business day from a database of more than 30,000 worldwide job opportunities and is available to job seekers in a variety of formats to ensure access for customers with differing physical and technological capabilities. It is convenient, user friendly, accessible through the computer or telephone and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The USAJobs Resume Builder allows you to create one uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies. Instead of creating multiple resumes in different formats, you can build your resume once and be ready for all job opportunities.
Information & Tools for the Job Seeker
Finding Vacancies and Applying through USAJOBS
USAJobs is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. You can search USAJOBS to find thousands of available federal jobs.
You can search USAJOBS to find thousands of available federal jobs. Visit usajobs.gov for more information.
Hiring Reform and Changes to the Application/Hiring Process
The Hiring Reform is a comprehensive initiative by the Obama Administration to improve the recruiting and hiring process for both the hiring official and the applicant. In short, the President’s initiative simplifies the application process, improves on candidate quality, and makes the overall hiring process quicker and easier.
Visit www.opm.gov/hiringreform/ for more information.
Notable Changes to the Federal Application and Hiring Process
- Applicants are no longer required to complete standardized written tests commonly known as a civil service test
- A resume and optional cover letter are acceptable documents to submit for almost all vacancies
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) narrative/essay-style questions have been eliminated
- Online questionnaires or submission of additional forms may still be required
Visit www.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/ and click the ‘Appointing Authorities’ link for more information.
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