Thursday, November 15, 2012
Job Seekers with Disabilities
Federal agencies fill jobs two ways, competitively and non-competitively. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either way. People who are selected for jobs must meet the qualification requirements for the jobs and be able to perform the essential duties of the jobs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Jobs that are filled competitively are advertised through USAJOBS.gov. Each job advertisement contains instructions on how to apply. Approximately 16,000 jobs are available each day.
People with severe disabilities may apply for non-competitive appointment through the Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Applicants with documentation may apply directly to agencies' Selective Placement Coordinators or equivalent to be considered for jobs. Applicants should send a resume plus the pertinent documentation to the Selective Placement Coordinator or equivalent.
More information can be found on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website here.