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Frequently Asked Questions Open Government

This question pertains to openness and the Freedom of Information Act. Generally, are position descriptions releasable to applicants and others upon request or pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is one way to obtain that information. Another is to request the position description from the posting agency by way of USAJOBS. You must provide the Vacancy Identification or Control Number(s) located on the Job Opportunity Announcement. Also, the contact information for the Human Resource Specialist that posted the position is located at the bottom of the Overview page.

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