You may be eligible for this appointing authority if you are a:
- Disabled veteran; or,
- Veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which you received an authorized campaign or expedition badge or medal; or,
- Veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which you were awarded an Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM); or,
- Veteran who separated from active service within the last three years, or
- Veteran, who, while serving on active service in the Armed Forces, received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
NOTE: The highest grade level you may be initially appointed under this authority is GS-11 or equivalent, however, the full performance (or target) level of the positions may be higher than the GS-11 or equivalent.