Review the Job Opportunities Announcement: Before applying to any Federal job opportunity announcement, carefully read and follow its instructions. Pay close attention to the Who May Apply, How to Apply, Qualifications and Required Documents sections of the announcement. These sections describe what type of applicant is eligible to apply, the education and experience required to be qualified for the position, and which documents you need to submit to support your application. We recommend you print the announcement (use the “Print” button in the announcement) and the assessment questionnaire (use the view assessment questions link) for reference.
Don’t Let Our Job Opportunity Announcements Confuse You: We know that Federal positions may seem a bit bewildering, but they are surprisingly easy to understand if you know how to interpret the terminology. This should help:
Tip Sheet – Read the Job Opportunity Announcement
Vacancy Specific Questions: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. During this stage applicants address statements related to possession of specialized experience and task based questions linked to the key knowledges, skills, abilities and competencies of the position. Answer all of the questions honestly and thoroughly.
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