Opportunities are open to individuals who meet proof of disability and certification requirements. Hiring authorities include:
Competitive Appointments. Many applicants with disabilities find employment through standard competitive procedures in the same manner as individuals without disabilities. See “How to Apply” and “Job Search” tabs at the top of the page.
Excepted Service Appointments. Excepted service authorities enable agencies to hire when it is not feasible or not practical to use traditional competitive hiring procedures, and can streamline hiring. One such authority, Schedule A, is used to hire people with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. Such individuals may qualify for conversion to permanent (competitive) status after two years of satisfactory service.
Also see the publication: The ABCs of SCHEDULE A ( Schedule A) for Applicants with Disabilities
Student Employment Program “Pathways” is a Federal government program for students and recent graduates. Information on this program is available at Student Employment Program “Pathways”.
Veterans Appointments. There are a number of authorities available to assist veterans who are seeking or wish to change Federal employment including, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), 30% or More Disabled Veterans Program, and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) appointments.