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Frequently Asked Questions Employment

How do I apply for Federal jobs?

To apply for a job, there are four basic steps:

1. Create an account

  • Enter your profile information and create a resume.

Note:  Visit USAJOBS' Resource Center for more information on Getting Started

Please note that you do not need to create a "My Account" to search for jobs, but you must create an account to apply for jobs online.

2. Search jobs

  • Use basic search to enter in job and location keyword information from the USAJOBS home page or the advanced search function.
  • Review the job opportunity announcements and note of those of interest.
  • Carefully review the "Qualification and Evaluation" section to determine whether you will qualify for the position.

3. Apply for jobs

  • Carefully follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section for each announcement.
  • Submit any additional documentation to verify your qualifications such as transcripts, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, and/or Veterans' Form DD-214.

4. Manage Your Career

  • Log into your account to obtain application status for positions for which you have applied.
  • Contact the agency for specific follow-up questions or those related to the particular job.
  • The agency contact information is listed on the right-hand side of the announcement.


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