Selective Placement Program (Noncompetitive Appointments for Applicants with Disabilities), GS-5/15

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time


The Civil Rights Division is accepting applications from individuals who wish to be considered for employment under the Schedule A Hiring Authority for people with disabilities (Schedule A). CRT seeks to recruit and hire applicants with disabilities by aiding these individuals in obtaining employment consistent with their level of skills and abilities.

For more about Schedule A and eligibility requirements, please refer to this guide .
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  • Your application will be placed into a pool of individuals with disabilities for evaluation and referral to selecting officials for non-competitive hiring.
  • You MAY be contacted by interested selecting officials and asked to interview.
  • We will not be able to provide status updates other than the receipt of your application via an acknowledgement email from
  • You may update your application at any time until the closing date.
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position to which you may be selected will determine if travel is required. Travel requirements will be discussed further if considered for interview.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
None - 01 - Appointments under this program do not have promotion potential beyond the grade to which the applicant is initially appointed


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • You will need to successfully complete a pre-employment background security process pending completion and adjudication of the background investigation before you can be appointed into an attorney position.
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees are required to serve a 2-year trial period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All required documents must be received in order to receive consideration of employment


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. The DETAILED description of your work experience in your personal resume must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled. Transcripts and certifications provided as proof of qualifying education and/or training must be submitted at the time of application.

To view qualification requirements for all series, click on the following link:

Part-Time, Volunteer or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week. Volunteer work experience can include work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student and social).


Providing Proof of Education or Substituting Education: Some positions require proof of education or allow you to use your education to meet qualification requirements. If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position.

Foreign Education: If your transcripts show education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must also provide documentation that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in a conventional/accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .

E-Verify Statement: DOJ uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

Appointments under this program do not have promotion potential beyond the grade to which the applicant is initially appointed.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for a position(s) based on the experience demonstrated within your resume.

Once we have received your required documentation, we will consider you for job placement under the Selective Placement Program. You will be evaluated based on your submitted documentation, as well as the following:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies as related to the series and grade of the position being filled.

Interviews: You will be contacted by e-mail and/or telephone for an interview if your application is identified as qualifying for a position being filled. If interviewed, you will be asked to address the same knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies used to initially qualify your application for the position.

Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for the Interview: Applicants should state any accommodation needed for the interview process prior to the interview, e.g. , when the interview is scheduled.

Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

Documentation of your Disability: You must provide proof of disability; i.e. , Schedule A Letter. This letter must be on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature and dated within three years from the time you submit your application. The letter should clearly state your full name and that you are a person with a disability or targeted disability and are eligible for appointment under Schedule A hiring authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u). Such documentation must be from one of the below sources:
  • 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 (State or private)
  • Any Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Resume: You must submit a resume that provides:
  • Personal information - your full name, email and mailing addresses, phone number
  • Education information - the name of the school and the dates you attended
  • Work experience - paid and unpaid work with the following information:
    • Job title
    • Detailed duties and accomplishments
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor's name and phone number
    • Starting and ending dates (If actual dates are not known, provide your best-estimated time frames.)
    • Hours per week
  • Other qualifications - skills, certifications/licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, and job-related training courses.
  • College Transcripts (if applicable): Please see the Education section of this announcement for detailed information about transcripts.

    Veteran Documentation: You must provide proof of eligibility for veterans preference or a special hiring authority for veterans via your submitted veteran documentation. FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING EXCLUDED FROM CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
    • Form DD-214: 'Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty'. If your DD-214 is not available or you are currently on active duty and will not receive your DD-214 until separated, please request a Statement of Service through your Military Personnel Office, including your release date and character of discharge. The Statement of Service must list your dates of military service, character of service, and expected date of separation. If you have been awarded a service-connected disability rating from your branch of military service, include the disability rating in your Statement of Service.
    • SF-15: 'Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference,' if claiming 10 point preference based on a service-connected disability. A fillable SF-15 can be found on OPM's website .
    • Proof of Disability: If disabled, please provide an official written document from the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Military Service Branch certifying your compensable service-connected disability rating.

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