Federal Civil Service Employment


To fill U.S. Government job vacancies with the best qualified applicants available.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Federal Employment.
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2001, a total of 10,211,636 inquiries were answered.
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, Public Law 95- 454; Reorganization Plan No. 2, 1978.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any United States citizen, age 18 or older, (in certain cases, citizens age 16 may apply. There are special programs to help place individuals with physical disabilities, mental retardation, those who have been mentally restored, and the disadvantaged.
Beneficiary Eligibility
U.S. Citizens, age 18 (and, in certain cases, age 16) or older.
Dependent upon prerequisite requirements for each position.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Application forms are available as indicated in the specific vacancy announcement.
Award Procedure
Provided in the specific vacancy announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 8 weeks.
An applicant may request reconsideration of his or her rating, whether eligible or ineligible, from the examining office that assigned the rating.
If a continuing list of applicants is maintained, eligible ratings may normally be extended, upon request, beyond the initial eligibility period.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Positions with Federal agencies are filled without discrimination with regard to race, religion, sex, politics, age or any other nonmerit factor. In most cases, applicants qualify through a competitive examination. Requirements are set in relation to the duties to be performed. Veterans receive preference as provided by law.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Contacts made directly to personnel offices of Federal agencies of interest or through national job information sources listed below under "Headquarters Office."
Headquarters Office
Federal employment information is available nationwide from the following sources: USA JOBS - OPM's Web site: www.usajobs.opm.gov; Federal Job Opportunities Board (FJOB): (912) 757- 3100; Touch Screen Computer Kiosks: Located in OPM offices and Federal buildings throughout the country. Job information is also available by telephone on the USA JOBS Telephone Listing System: Atlanta, GA, (404) 331-4315; Chicago, IL, (312) 353-6192; Dayton, OH, (937) 225-2720; Denver, CO, (303) 969-7050; Detroit, MI, (313) 226-6950; Honolulu, HI, (808) 541-2791; Huntsville, AL, (205) 837-0894; Kansas City, MO, (816) 426-5702; Norfolk, VA, (757) 441-3355; Philadelphia, PA, (215) 597-7440; Raleigh, NC, (919) 790-2822; San Antonio, TX, (210) 805-2402; San Francisco, CA, (415) 744-5627; Seattle, WA, (206) 553-0888; Twin Cities, MN, (612) 725-3430; Washington, DC, (202) 606-2700; Nationwide, (912) 757-3000; and TDD Service, (912) 744-2299.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) Obligations devoted to administration, not spending identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information about open examinations and Job Vacancy Announcements are available from sources listed below under "Headquarters Office."
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.