Merit Promotion positions are open to “status” applicants. This means that you have to have worked for the federal agency, government or state agency. But, there are other qualifying factors: competitive civil service status, which means you have what’s called an Stand Form 50 (SF50) and can prove that you worked for the government before or currently do. Also, any current or former Federal employee who has competitive civil service status or reinstatement eligibility – meaning you can be reinstated for the position you had in the government.
There are U.S. Citizens who are eligible under special hiring authorities for non‑competitive appointment, non-competitive meaning you have never worked for the government EVER but you could qualify as a veteran. The new administration are giving stimulus packages for government agencies to hire more veterans. Veterans who qualify, do so if they have 30% or more disability, have served 3 or more years , have been honorably discharged and there are other eligible factors. The key is to read the announcement you are applying for in detail.
Delegated Examining Unit announcements are open to any and all public, there are no mandatory qualification factors, again – just read the announcement carefully.
The key to all of the jobs are to go to the bottom of the announcement, and click Print Preview, this will show you all the information that is required to apply to the position. Every government agency is different and every announcement is different. If there is a point of contact call for more direction, the HR contact can assist you with completing the announcement – and they should want to help.
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