USAJOBS Federal Careers
There’s many employment opportunities for individuals interested in a career with the Federal government. USAJOBS is the Federal government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. First, you need to create an account and complete your profile on USAJOBS. Once your account has been established you can save jobs, save and automate job searches, including resumes and required documents. Start your job search today and establish the Department of Veterans Affairs as your “Employer of Choice.”
Federal Occupations By College Major
To help narrow your Federal job search, below is a link to a list of academic majors and some Federal occupations directly related to those majors. Occupations with an asterisk (*) require an academic degree or coursework in a particular area of study for entry into the occupation. For other occupations, experience or a combination of related coursework and experience may be substituted for a degree. The academic majors and occupations listed are not all-inclusive.
You may begin your Federal job search on USAJOBS by searching using the four-digit Series number of the Federal occupation listed under the major. When you find a Job Opportunity Announcement (a.k.a. job posting) that interests you, pay close attention to all sections of the announcement, especially: Who May Be Considered; Qualifications and Evaluations; and How to Apply so you will know the specific requirements you must meet.
Pathways Programs (Students & Recent Graduates)
This program was established to help recruit talented people to work in the Federal Government, the Pathways Programs target students and recent graduates of all ages and backgrounds. Pathways consists of three distinct programs: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. The Internship Program is designed for current students, while the Recent Graduates Program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying institutions. The PMF Program is a unique leadership development opportunity for candidates who have earned a graduate or professional degree within the past two years.
Senior Executive Services
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government. This dedicated corps of executive shares a commitment to public service and a set of democratic values grounded in the fundamental ideals of the constitution.
Individuals with Disabilities
The Federal government hires each person with a hiring authority (the term comes from the Federal regulation that describes it). Federal agencies can use the Schedule A Hiring Authority to hire an individual with a disability. If you’re an individual with a disability, you can apply and compete for any job for which you’re eligible and meet the qualifications. You may also be eligible for a special hiring authority.
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