Anyone seeking competitive employment in the Federal Government can view job openings and submit applications online at USAJOBS. Through the posting of job advertisements on USAJOBS, The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has provided a single location to browse approximately 16,000 available jobs each day. One can apply by submitting the Federal Job Search and Application Form, OF-612, or create an online profile through the Online Resume Builder.
Persons with disabilities also have the option to apply for non-competitive appointments to federal positions through Schedule A. This is a special hiring authority for people with disabilities, where the traditional competitive application process can be avoided by hiring managers by hiring persons with disabilities on either a part-time or full-time employment. Applicants can expedite the hiring process by submitting resume and disability documentation directly to an agency’s Selective Placement Coordinator. To learn more about recruitment and retention procedures in the Federal Government, please visit OPM's Resources for People with Disabilities, found on USAJOBS. For additional information on Schedule A, visit the website, ABC's of Schedule A Job Applicant (PDF).
For a better understanding on policies and working with people with disabilities, the following resources will be beneficial.
Disability.gov: Provides over-arching information for the disability community, where you can subscribe to automatic updates via e-mail, blog, or Twitter.
ABILITYJobs and JobAccess: This organization enables persons with disabilities to manage their resumes in an online database and search job listings that have been added by potential employers.
eSIGHT.org: A cross-disability community addressing disability employment issues through forum discussion and online resources.
eFedLink: A resource designed to support all federal managers and human resources personnel, to advance the hiring and advancement of persons with disabilities in the federal government.
White House Issues - Disabilities: Updates on agendas regarding current and future initiatives to aid persons with disabilities.
FedsHireVets.gov: A resource for wounded veterans to better understand the Federal Government hiring process and to view current opportunities.
Office of Personnel Management: A federal agency ensuring the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce.
Job Accommodations Network: Facilitates the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
The Office of Personnel Management sponsors this site to help visitors better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities. OPM's Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP develops and influences disability related employment policies as well as practices affecting the employment of people with disabilities. Office of Disability Employment Policy