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We’re looking for people who share our passion for making a difference. Come find your future with us!

How to Apply

Step 1:  Sign into USAJOBS

Sign into USAJOBS using your information. If you don’t yet have a account, you’ll need to create one by visiting and selecting “Create an Account” at the top of the screen.

Step 2:  Check Your Profile

Make sure your profile is complete and up-to-date.

Step 3:  Search for Jobs

You can search for jobs by keyword or location. You can also save a search to help you look for jobs in your area of interest. You can sign up to receive daily, weekly, or monthly email notifications.

Step 4:  Upload or Create a Resume

Tailor your resume to the job. You can save as many as five resumes to your account.

Step 5:  Apply!

Once you’ve found a job of interest, click “Apply.” The USAJOBS application process will guide you through five steps:

  1. Select Resume
  2. Select Documents
  3. Review Package
  4. Include Personal Info
  5. Continue Application with Agency

Step 6:  Check Your Application Status

You can check your application status by clicking the “track this application” link for each application. The hiring agency may also send you emails with updates on your application. For more on this topic, go to USAJOBS.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Applying for a job at APHIS is easy with the tips and resources below.

  • Before applying to a position, be sure to thoroughly read the job announcement and include everything required to apply for the position. Your application can only be considered if all required documents are included.
  • Customize your resume to the job announcement.
  • Use key words from the job posting to describe your qualifications.
  • Clearly explain how your previous experience(s) gave you the competencies, knowledge, and skills listed in the job announcement.

Questions? Call Us!

APHIS Human Resources Management is here to help. Contact us with questions about your application by calling (612) 336-3227 or emailing

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