|Permanent positions within the Federal government are filled through competitive recruitment procedures. This means you compete with others who have applied for the position by submitting an application or resumé. These procedures are outlined in each vacancy announcement and should be followed to ensure that your application is given complete consideration. Please indicate the vacancy announcement number on your application materials.
The recruitment and selection process may take several weeks from the time a position is advertised to when a selection is made. Don't be deterred by this. Ask questions and keep in touch during the application process. Contact information is provided in each vacancy announcement.
You may apply for Federal positions using a resume, curriculum vitae, or Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612). You can download application forms at:
You can also obtain the OF-612 by calling 301-504-1482 (or the D.C. Relay Service at (TDD) 202-855-1234).