How do I apply for a job opening?
Once you find a job for which you’d like to apply, click on the Apply button at the top of the job posting. Please follow the application instructions in the job posting to ensure your materials are submitted correctly.
Do I have to apply for each job posting separately or is there a way to select more than one job at a time?
You must apply for each job posting separately because requirements and/or questions associated with each position may differ. However, once an application is complete and submitted, it is stored in the system and can be used to apply for other jobs.
How many job postings can I apply for?
You may apply for as many job postings as you choose; however, to be competitive you must meet the qualifications and experience described in the posting.
How do I know if I am qualified for a job posting?
Carefully read the job posting. Compare your qualifications to those identified on the posting, usually found under the “Qualifications” section.
I started applying for a job, but I had to save and come back later. How do I finish applying?
To finish applying for a job opening, log into your profile with your username and password. In the "Jobs You're Currently Applying For" section, click on the job title of the posting you were working on. Complete the remainder of the application and submit. However, to be considered for a job, your online application must be submitted by the closing date and time identified for the position. All application materials (including Veteran's Preference documentation and Transcripts) must be received on the posted close date. Once a position closes, it will be removed from the web site and applications will not be accepted.
A position with a closing date of "Continuous" means that applications are continuously evaluated as they are reviewed.
When I apply for a job posting, the same Agency-Wide Questions appear. Do I have to respond to these questions every time I apply?
Once you have answered these questions, click on the “Populate” button at the top of the Agency-Wide Questions to automatically populate the responses for other applications. Verify the responses and click on “Save & Proceed.”
I did not receive an email confirmation that my on-line application was received. Why not?
Verify you have listed the correct email address on your profile and that you are able to receive emails. If you have spam blockers, the email may have been received as junk mail. Add www.government jobs.com to your safe senders list.
What happens after I apply for a job posting?
You will receive a confirmation email immediately and your materials become available to the human resources office in the hiring agency for potential further screening. Applicants that are the best match for the position will be contacted to continue in the process.
What file attachments are accepted?
The current acceptable file extensions with the maximum size of 5mb per attachment are:
• Acrobat Portable Document Format - .pdf
• Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet - .xls, .xlsx
• Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation - .ppt,
• Microsoft Word Document - .doc, .docx
• Notepad - .txt Rich Text Format File - .rtf
• Windows Picture and Fax Viewer - .bmp, .gif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg,
.png, .tif, .tiff
• WordPerfect Document - .wp, .wpd
What if I submit more than one copy of my application to the same job posting?
The most recent application received will be considered. For example, if you apply on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Thursday application will be reviewed. The Tuesday application will be electronically kept but made inactive in our system and archived.