- Learn how the government hires people.
- Search for jobs, including ones in high demand.
- Learn about government jobs for non-U.S. citizens.
- Get help applying for federal jobs.
How to Apply for a Federal Job Through USAJOBS
USA jobs You must create a USAJOBS profile to apply.
- USAJOBS requires users to have a login.gov account. Sign up with login.gov.
- Sign into USAJOBS, create your profile, and upload your resume.
- Search for jobs that interest you.
- Review the job announcements to see if you qualify.
- Prepare your application in USAJOBS.
- Submit your application through USAJOBS to the federal agency with the job opening.
Search for Jobs at a Specific Agency
Though most federal agencies post their jobs on USAJOBS, some post jobs on their websites. If you want to work for a specific agency, find its website through the A-Z Index of Government Agencies.
- Explore local and virtual federal hiring events and training opportunities.
There is never an application fee or a testing fee to apply for a government or U.S. Postal Service job.
Former Federal Employees
If you’re a former federal employee, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Reinstatement lets you apply for federal jobs without competing with the public.
Students and Recent Graduates
Find student job opportunities with the government. You may qualify for an internship or an entry-level position.
If you’ve served in the military and want to find a federal job, check out FedsHireVets.gov. It has information on:
- Veterans’ preference
- Special hiring authorities
- Other tips for vets and transitioning service members seeking federal civilian jobs
People With Disabilities
Learn about the advantages of federal jobs for people with disabilities.
If you’re looking for a job and you have a disability, you might consider working for the federal government.
Advantages of Government Jobs for People with Disabilities
The federal government:
- Has job openings nationwide in many different career fields
- Uses Schedule A, an optional, non-competitive hiring process that is faster and easier than the competitive hiring process
- Provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees
You can also apply for jobs through the competitive hiring process. Many jobs open to people with disabilities use only that process.
Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs
You can search for most jobs on the government’s job site, USAJOBS.gov.
To apply for jobs under Schedule A, you can:
- Apply online at USAJOBS or
- Apply directly to the agency offering the job
Either way, you’ll need to:
- Prepare your resume and other documents listed in the job announcement
- Provide proof you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability
To apply for a job online:
- Follow the application process used for all online applications
- Use USAJOBS’ tips for individuals with disabilities
To apply for a job directly through an agency:
- Contact the agency’s Selective Program Placement Coordinator (SPPC) using the SPPC directory. The SPPC coordinator can discuss reasonable accommodations and how to apply.
For more details on applying for jobs through Schedule A, read The ABCs of Schedule A.
For an overview of how to use USAJOBS, see Federal Government Employment.
Federal Jobs for Veterans with Disabilities
If you’re a veteran with a service-connected disability, you have even more options. Learn how special hiring authorities let agencies appoint vets to jobs non-competitively. You may also be able to get a 10 point veterans’ preference to use with competitive positions. usa jobs
College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities
If you’re a college student or a recent graduate, you can find summer jobs, internships, and permanent positions through the: usa jobs
- Workforce Recruitment Program
- Pathways Program USA jobs