US OPM Schedule A File

Washington D.C.
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Full Time

Schedule A Hiring Authority

The Federal Government utilizes the Schedule A hiring authority to appoint persons with disabilities non-competitively. To be eligible for this non-competitive appointment, a person must meet the qualification criteria outlined by Schedule A 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). The person must have a severe physical, cognitive, or emotional disability; have a history of having such disability; or be perceived as having such disability. Regulations allow agencies to accept as proof of disability documentation from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

Disabled veterans may also be considered under special hiring programs for disabled veterans with disability ratings from the Department of Veterans Affairs of 30% or more.  Veterans considering applying under Schedule A, must provide the proper documentation certifying eligibility for this hiring authority.

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  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resume (cover letter optional)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Schedule A Certification (Proof of Disability from Eligible Source)
  • In order to qualify, applicants must be eligible for appointment under Schedule A.  All applicants must be aware that Schedule A DOES NOT guarantee selection for employment. In order to be considered all applicants submitting their information for this file must submit applicable documents listed in the "Required Documents" section below.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    To determine if you are best qualified for particular positions, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made.  As hiring officials look to fill positions using Schedule A, they may be provided applicant information kept in this file based on the qualifications for the position being filled.  These qualifications will be based on the position as well as the information contained in the resume provided by the applicant, verification of Schedule A eligibility and answers to the questionnaire.  Finally the information provided for geographical, grade and positions preferences provided by the applicant are used as a consideration factor.

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