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What Jobs are Available?

The most current and reliable information is available via the Internet. Army posts vacancies on www.usajobs.gov. By accessing this site you can view current vacancy announcements.

 The Web site is updated daily so we encourage you to visit regularly.

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The Process

The process for filling local jobs (and throughout Department of the Army) is automated and Internet-based.

To apply for positions, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified on the individual announcement.  To begin, on the individual announcement, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position.  The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your upload documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

DO NOT WAIT - SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION NOW!

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How Do I Prepare A Resume?

Your resume may be submitted in any format.

If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

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How Do I Submit A Resume?

To begin, on the individual announcement, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

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You may fax your application or supporting documents.  You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

      To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.

      Identify the Vacancy ID number.

      Fax your documents to 1-270-798-9580.

On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

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What Do I Do Next?

It is important for you to read the vacancy announcement to see if you are within the "area of consideration" or target audience that may apply under the announcement.

The target audience for most of our announcements is generally current permanent Army employees. However, the announcement is often open to other current and former Federal employees and those who can be appointed under various appointment authorities such as veterans, disabled employees, reinstatement eligible, Executive Order 12721 eligible, Executive Order 13473 eligible, etc.

For a few of our announcements the target audience is the general public, those persons who have never been a permanent Federal employee or are not eligible for one of the appointment authorities described above. These are announcements published by a special Delegated Examining Unit, and we usually refer to them as "DEU" announcements. We commonly use this type of announcement for entry-level positions, hard-to-fill jobs (such as Medical and Engineering occupations), and when managers choose to expand the applicant pool to the general public. Most of these announcements are restricted to US citizens. 

To be considered for a job you must apply and submit all required documentation identified on the announcement.  Failure to submit required documentation will result in an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

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How Do I Monitor The Status Of My Job Search?

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If determined to be ineligible, not qualified, or qualified you will receive an email indicating the status of your application.  If found not qualified or ineligible your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center by email at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or by phone, (410) 306-0137. This information is posted at the bottom of all vacancy announcements.

 

Other Useful Links

    -   Civilian Personnel Online 

    -   USAJobs Website