Applying for a federal job


Once you have identified the job(s) to apply for, click on the job, review the duties and qualification requirements, and note any specialized experience that may be required. If qualified for the job, click "Apply Online." During the application process, you may be asked to identify your Veterans' preference status and examples will generally be given. Or, refer to the FedsHireVets website on Veterans' preference.

Apply and upload all required supporting documentation. Note: failure to upload all required documentation may result in your application being denied or in finding you unqualified for the position.

Once a job closes, applications are reviewed. Those applicants who are determined "best qualified" are referred to the hiring official for possible interviews. The agency may determine to select an individual directly and not conduct any interviews. After interviews have been completed, if selected for the position, the applicant will receive a tentative job offer pending any security clearance requirements that may need to be conducted by the agency. Upon acceptance and clearance, a final job offer will be made by the agency.

For additional information regarding civilian careers with the Department of Defense, please call one of our representatives at 1-888-363-4872 or join our Live Chat sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Department of Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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