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Vacancy Details

Eligibility Questions

1 Are you a veteran who was separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after completing an initial continuous tour of duty of 3 years (may have been released just short of 3 years)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Are you a veteran with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more?
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
(Note: If yes, or if you claim veterans preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility by the deadline mentioned in the vacancy announcement. Additionally, persons claiming 10 point preference will need to submit SF-15.)
2 Are you now, or have you ever been, a Federal employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 If you are a current Federal employee, by what agency and organization are you employed?
    • Department of Interior
    • Other
    • Not applicable
    2.2 If you selected "Other", please enter the agency and organization. Maximum length of 50 characters.
    2.3 If you are a current Federal employee, what is your duty station? [City, State] (Enter N/A if not Applicable) Maximum length of 100 characters.
    2.4 If you are a Federal employee, under what type of appointment are you currently serving?
    • Permanent-Career, competitive service
    • Career-conditional, competitive service
    • Excepted Service
    • Temporary (Time-Limited Appointment - not to exceed 1 year or less)
    • TAPER (Worker-Trainee Program)
    • Term (Time-Limited Appointment - more than one year, not more than 4 years).
    • Pathways
    • Not Applicable
    2.5 (Note: If you are unsure, refer to your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Personnel Specialist. You must provide supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.)
    2.6 Are you a current Federal employee serving under a Veterans Readjustment Authority (VRA) appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.7 (Note: If you are unsure, refer to your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing personnel specialist. For information on VRA appointments, see the OPM website. You must provide supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.)
    2.8 Are you a student appointee under the Pathways Program who has completed all requirements for graduation and conversion under the Pathways appointing authority for Student Interns and is in 120 day period for conversion to term, career, or career-conditional appointment; OR are you a Recent Graduate who has completed at least 1 year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Recent Graduates Program; OR a current Presidential Management Fellow?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
    2.9 If you are NOT currently serving in the competitive service as a permanent career or career conditional Federal employee, are you eligible for reinstatement based on career or career-conditional Federal status in the competitive service?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
    2.10 (Note: You must submit a copy of a SF-50 at the time of application as proof of your reinstatement eligibility.)
    2.11 Please indicate pay plan of the highest graded position you held:
    • GS
    • ES
    • SL
    • Other
    • Not applicable
    2.12 Please indicate the highest grade level you held. Maximum length of 2 characters.
    2.13 Please indicate the dates of the highest graded position you held (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY or Present): Maximum length of 100 characters.
    2.14 (Note: Time-In-Grade restrictions apply in relation to advancement to GS positions of employees in the competitive service.)
    2.15 If you are, or ever have held a permanent position in the competitive service, what is the highest full performance level of that position? Maximum length of 2 characters.
    2.16 I have a satisfactory or better rating on my last performance appraisal. I will provide a copy of my performance appraisal, if requested
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
    2.17 Please list the incentive awards you have received during the last two years. Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • No
3 Are you eligible for appointment under an interchange agreement or other similar authority)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please identify the agency and organization for which you work(ed). Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • No
  • Not Applicable
4 Does the Department of Interior employ any member of your family? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please provide the name, relationship, Office/Bureau in which employed, and location (if known). Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • No
Family is defined as: father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, or half sister.
5 If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    5.1 If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959 AND you have NOT registered with the Selective Service System, do you have an approved exemption?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
    5.2 (Note: You must submit a copy of the exemption at the time of application)
  • Not Applicable
6 Are you a retiree receiving a civilian Federal annuity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
(Note: If you are an annuitant, your salary or annuity may be reduced upon employment.)
7 Have you accepted a buyout from a Federal agency within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
8 Do you have a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities AND has been certified by the State Department of Vocational Services rendering you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
(Note: You must provide a copy of the above certificate by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. For information on federal employment for people with disabilities, please refer to the OPM website.)
9 Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 If you are eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority, what authority are you applying under? Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No
10 Displaced employee information: Answer to this question is required
  • I am an employee of the Department of Interior who has been declared surplus or displaced AND I am requesting special selection priority under the Department of Interior Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)?
  • I am a displaced employee from another Federal agency and eligible for selection preference based on the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)?
  • I am not a displaced employee from a Federal Agency.
(Note: If you are eligible for one of these plans, you must submit a copy of the RIF separation notice, proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment outside of the local commuting area, or other official notification granting eligibility at time of application.)
11 May we contact your current employer for references?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please Contact Me First