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What is USA Hire?

Helping You Hire the Best and Brightest

You need effective people who can make a difference, whether your mission is to serve the public, protect America, or advance science and technology. USA Hire is transforming government, one hire at a time.

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OPM I/O Psychologists designed assessments specific to Federal employment. Applicants can take USA Hire assessments anywhere at any time. Or, assessments may be offered in a proctored setting. Applicants and HR Users agree: USA Hire is easy to use. USA Hire measures general competencies and soft skills critical to the job, providing a “whole person” assessment. USA Hire has assessed over 300,000 applicants for jobs in over 40 agencies. OPM continues to innovate and add new assessments.

How Does It Work?

Transforming Government, One Hire at a Time

USA Hire uses assessment methods that are better predictors of job performance than assessments that allow applicants to self-report on their level of expertise.  USA Hire assessments are incorporated into the Federal job announcement process.  How do these assessments work?

Step 1

After completing their application in USA Staffing, applicants are invited to take their USA Hire assessment after submitting an application.  

Step 2

Applicants can choose when and where they take their assessment.

Step 3

Agencies may choose to combine USA Hire with other assessments for an in-depth look at an applicant’s range of skills and capabilities. 

Step 4

Assessments are automatically scored, for easy use. 

USA Hire incorporates cutting edge technologies to deliver high quality assessments on an online platform.

Computer-Adaptive Testing

Adjusts to the applicant’s level of difficulty based on the responses provided in previous questions.

Online Simulations

Provides realistic situations encountered in government agencies.

Branching Role Plays

Applicants select how to respond in a scenario, which then directs what happens next in the scenario.

Assessments

Standard Assessments

  • Available for 120 Federal job series from entry level to senior level
  • Measure general competencies
    • Reasoning Skills
    • Decision-Making Ability
    • Math Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Soft Skills
      • Interpersonal Skills
      • Stress Tolerance
      • Accountability
  • Can be paired with other assessments to measure technical skills

Supervisory Assessments

  • Measure key competencies needed for successful leadership

Writing Assessments

  • Collect writing samples online
  • Automatically scored using advanced artificial intelligence (AI)

Project Management Simulation

  • Measure core project management skills

Custom Assessments

  • OPM can develop innovative, customized assessments to meet your hiring needs
  • USA Hire can host your previously developed assessment on the USA Hire platform

Covered Job Series/Grades

USA Hire Standard Assessments are available for the following series and grades and may only be used for non-supervisory positions with GS and GS equivalent pay plans.

SeriesOccupationGrades Covered
0018

Safety & Occupational Health Management*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0020

Community Planning

Grades 1113

0023

Outdoor Recreation Planning*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0025

Park Ranger*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0028

Environmental Protection Specialist

Grades 09, 1113

0080

Security Administration*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

0099

General Trainee

Grades 0310

0101

Social Science*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0110

Economist

Grades 09, 1113

0130

Foreign Affairs

Grades 1113

0150

Geography

Grades 1113

0170

History

Grades 09, 1113

0180

Psychology

Grades 09, 1113

0193

Archeology

Grades 09, 1113

0199

Social Science Trainee

Grades 310

0201

Personnel/HR Management*

Grades  05, 07, 09, 1115

0203

Personnel Clerical & Assistance

Grades 0310

0299

Human Resources Management Trainee

Grades 0310

0301

Misc. Administration & Programs*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0303

Miscellaneous Clerk & Assistant

Grades 0310

0304

Information Receptionist

Grades 0405

0305

Mail & File

Grades 0307

0318

Secretary

Grades 0310

0326

(OA) Clerical & Assistance

Grades 0307

0335

Computer Clerk & Assistance

Grades 0309

0341

Administrative Officer*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0343

Management & Program Analysis*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

0344

Management Clerical & Assistance

Grades 0409

0346

Logistics Management

Grades 09, 1113

0391

Telecommunications*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0399

Administration and Office Support Trainee

Grades 0110

0401

General Biological Science

Grades 07, 09, 1113

0404

Biological Science Technician

Grades 0411

0462

Forestry Technician

Grades 0611

0499

Biological Science Trainee

Grades 0310

0501

Financial Admin. & Programs*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

0503

Financial Clerical & Assistance

Grades 0409

0510

Accountant

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

0511

Auditor

Grades 07, 09, 1113

0525

Accounting Technician

Grades 0409

0544

Civilian Pay

Grades 0507

0545

Military Pay

Grades 0407

0560

Budget Analysis*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

0570

Financial Institution Examining

Grades 09, 1113

0599

Financial Management Trainee

Grades 0310

0675

Medical Records Technician

Grades 0407

0679

Medical Clerk

Grades 0308

0685

Public Health Program Specialist

Grades 09, 1113

0699

Medical and Health Trainee

Grades 0310

0799

Veterinary Trainee

Grades 0310

0801

General Engineering

Grades 09, 1113

0802

Engineering Technician

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0810

Civil Engineering

Grades 07, 09, 1113

0830

Mechanical Engineering

Grades 07, 09, 1115

0854

Computer Engineer

Grades 1215

0855

Electronics Engineer

Grades 1115

0856

Electronics Technician

Grades 07, 09, 1113

0899

Engineering and Architecture Trainee

Grades 0310

0901

General Legal and Kindred Admin*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 11, 12

0950

Paralegal Specialist*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0962

Contact Representative

Grades 0310

0965

Land Law Examining*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 11

0991

Workers’ Compensation Claims Examining

Grades 1113

0996

Veterans Claims Examining*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

0998

Claims Clerical

Grades 0407

0999

Legal Occupations Trainee

Grades 0310

1001

General Arts & Information*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1015

Museum Curator

Grades 09, 1113

1035

Public Affairs*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1082

Writing and Editing

Grades 09, 1113

1083

Technical Writing and Editing*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1099

Information and Arts Trainee

Grades 0310

1101

General Business & Industry*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1102

Contract Specialist*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

1103

Industrial Property Management*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1104

Property Disposal*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1112

1130

Public Utilities Specialist

Grades 09, 1113

1140

Trade Specialist

Grades 1113

1150

Industrial Specialist

Grades 09, 1113

1160

Financial Analysis

Grades 1113

1165

Loan Specialist*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1170

Realty*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1171

Appraising

Grades 09, 1113

1173

Housing Management*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1176

Building Management*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1112

1199

Business and Industry Trainee

Grades 0310

1299

Copyright and Patent Trainee

Grades 0310

1311

Physical Science Technician

Grades 0511

1316

Hydrologic Technician

Grades 0611

1399

Physical Science Trainee

Grades 0310

1412

Technical Information Specialist*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1420

Archivist*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1421

Archive Specialist*

Grades 05, 0912

1499

Library and Archive Trainee

Grades 0310

1599

Mathematics and Statistics Trainee

Grades 0310

1699

Equipment, Facilities, and Services Trainee

Grades 0310

1701

General Education and Training*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1702

Education and  Training Technician

Grades 0509

1715

Vocational Rehabilitation

Grades 09, 1112

1720

Education Program

Grades 1112

1799

Education Trainee

Grades 0310

1801

General Inspection*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1802

Compliance Inspection & Support

Grades 0509

1899

Investigation Trainee

Grades 0310

1910

Quality Assurance Specialist*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

1999

Quality Inspection Trainee

Grades 0310

2001

General Supply

Grades 09, 1112

2003

Supply Program Management*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

2005

Supply Clerical & Technician

Grades 0309

2010

Inventory Management

Grades 09, 1113

2030

Distribution Facilities and Storage Mgmt*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

2032

Packaging

Grades 09, 1112

2099

Supply Student Trainee

Grades 0310

2101

Transportation Specialist

Grades 09, 1113

2102

Transportation Clerk & Assistance

Grades 0406

2130

Traffic Management*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

2150

Transportation Operations*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1113

2199

Transportation Trainee

Grades 0310

2210

Information Technology*

Grades 05, 07, 09, 1115

2299

Information Technology Trainee

Grades 0310

* Available as an alternative to the Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) written exam and rating schedule.

Cut Score Utilized.

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