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This is a quick summary of how the federal application process works when you use USAJOBS to apply for positions.

1. Create a USAJOBS account

First, you need to create an account and complete your profile to apply to any job on USAJOBS. With a USAJOBS account and profile you can:
•Save jobs you’re interested in.
•Save and automate job searches.
•Upload resumes or create one using our resume builder.
•Upload and save required documents.
•Apply to any job announcement on USAJOBS.
•Have a more personalized experience.

2. Search for jobs

Once you create your account, you can search for jobs.

It’s best to sign into your account before doing a search. Why? Because, we can use your profile information to improve your job search results.

We offer several ways to search for jobs – you can use our basic, advanced, or map search. You can also use different filters such as location, salary, work schedule or agency to narrow your results. Learn how to search for jobs.

Save your search

After you’ve entered your search criteria, let us do the searching for you. When you save a search, we’ll automatically look for jobs that match what you’re looking for and can email you, daily, weekly or monthly with those jobs. Learn how to save a search.

3. Review job announcement

Once you find a job you’re interested in, review the announcement to determine if you’re eligible and meet the qualifications. Read the entire job announcement before starting your application—for each job there are specific qualifications you must meet and include in your application.

Read the Who May Apply section to determine if you’re eligible to apply for the position. Read the Qualifications section to see if you meet the qualifications of the position. Understand the job announcement.

If you have questions about the job, contact the agency representative listed at the bottom of the announcement.

4. Prepare your application in USAJOBS

Read the How to Apply section of the job announcement before starting your application. When you’re ready to apply, we’ll walk you through a five-step process to prepare your application, including attaching a resume and required documents. During the process you can review, edit, delete and update your information. We’ll automatically save your progress as you go, so you won’t lose any changes. Learn how to create an application.

5. Submit application to agency

Once your application is ready, you’ll be sent from USAJOBS to the agency application system. You may need to complete other agency-required steps such as:
•Providing more personal information.
•Providing more documentation.
•Answering eligibility questions.
•Completing an occupational questionnaire.

The time it takes to submit an application depends on the job you’re applying for and the agency’s requirements.

After you submit your application, go back to your USAJOBS account and make sure the hiring agency received your application. You can see status updates in the Application section of your account.

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Ethics Rules


Key References: Title 5--Administrative Personnel Chapter XVI--Office Of Government Ethics Part 2635--Standards Of Ethical Conduct For Employees Of The Executive Branch--Table of Contents Subpart A--General Provisions Sec. 2635.101; Employees’ Responsibilities under Executive Order 12674 (as amended).


  • Place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws, and ethical principles above private gain.
  • Act impartially to all groups, persons, and organizations.
  • Give an honest effort in the performance of your duties.
  • Protect and conserve Federal property.
  • Disclose fraud, waste, and abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities.
  • Fulfill in good faith your obligations as citizens, and pay your Federal, State, and local taxes.
  • Comply with all laws providing equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.


  • Use nonpublic information to benefit yourself or anyone else.
  • Solicit or accept gifts from persons or parties that do business with or seek official action from DOD (unless permitted by an exception).
  • Make unauthorized commitments or promises that bind the government.
  • Use Federal property for unauthorized purposes.
  • Take jobs or hold financial interests that conflict with your government responsibilities.
  • Take actions that give the appearance that they are illegal or unethical.


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