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Explore Hiring Paths

The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. Learn more about each hiring path and your eligibility.

Veterans

If you’re a Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans.
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Individuals with disabilities

Federal agencies can use the Schedule A Hiring Authority to hire an individual with a disability.

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Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA

Your non-competitive eligibility lasts for one year after completing your Peace Corps.

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Senior executives

You may be eligible for a Senior Executive Service position if you meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

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Open to the Public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. You’re eligible as long as you’re a U.S. citizen or national.

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Native Americans

If you're an American Indian or an Alaskan Native who is a member of one of the federally recognized tribes.

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Special authorities

The Federal Government offers other special hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society.

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National Guard & Reserves

If you’re a member of the National Guard, or are willing and able to join the National Guard

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Family of overseas employees

Hiring options depend on whether you’re currently working overseas and are planning to come back to the United States

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Military spouses

Federal agencies can use the military spouse non-competitive hiring process to fill positions on either a temporary or permanent basis.

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Students & recent graduates

If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and jobs

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Federal employees

If you are a current or former federal employee, there are different hiring options available to you, depending on your eligibility.

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