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A. All positions are posted through the USAJOBS website (http://www.usajobs.gov/). USAJOBS is an automated system that allows job seekers to browse for positions and apply through the internet.
A: Most college placement offices, job search agencies, unemployment offices, public libraries and some civic centers have computers and Internet access for their patrons' free use.
A: There are several Internet Service Providers that offer free email accounts. MSN Hotmail (https://registernet.passport.net/reg.srf?id=2&lc=1033&sl=1) and Yahoo (http://mail.yahoo.com/) are just two of these. Through them or other companies, you can obtain a free email address that you can use with USAJOBS.
A: For assistance in applying to USAJOBS vacancies, please refer to the FAQ “How do I apply if I am a first time USAJOBS user?”. This section has detailed instructions to help you through the application process. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must call the Agency Contact listed in the announcement before the closing date of the announcement for assistance.
A: The following are the most frequent omissions made by applicants for Federal jobs. These errors often result in the applicant being excluded from consideration. Please take the time to review this list. You may use it as a basic checklist when reviewing your application(s) for future announcements.
A: This information is confidential and will not be given out unless you are contacted for an interview.
A: Qualification determinations are based on all of the information you provide in your application and cannot be made prior to the closing date of the announcement.
A: Yes. You can automatically be notified of vacancy announcements. Upon logging into your USAJOBS account at the USAJOBS website, http://www.usajobs.gov/, you may choose the Job Search Agents option and then select [Create New Agent]. For more information on creating a job search agent on USAJOBS access the USAJOBS tutorials at the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/infocenter/.
A: Your social security number is one of the few reliable means government agencies have of distinguishing one applicant from another. Applicants may have the same name, may have changed their mailing address, and may even have the same birth dates. Your social security number is the identifier suggested for use by the Office of Personnel Management for Federal job applications, and is the only way we can definitively differentiate between applicants. In addition, USAJOBS is a secure, encrypted web site and your social security number cannot be accessed by anyone who is not directly involved in the hiring process.
Last Modified: February 24, 2010