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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 a few days short of 3 years)? Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • 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 a current Federal employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Are you a current Federal employee serving under a Veterans Readjustment Authority (VRA) appointment? Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
(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.)
4 If you are a current Federal employee, by what agency and organization are you employed? Answer to this question is required
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Library of Congress
  • Other
  • Not applicable
5 If you selected "Other", please enter the agency and organization. Maximum length of 50 characters.
6 If you are a current Federal employee, what is your duty station? [City, State] (Enter N/A if not Applicable) Maximum length of 250 characters.
7 If you are a Federal employee, under what type of appointment are you currently serving? Answer to this question is required
  • 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).
  • Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
  • Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
  • Not applicable
(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.)
8 Are you a student appointee under the Student Career Experience Program who has completed all requirements for graduation and conversion under the SCEP appointing authority and is in the 120 day period for conversion to term, career or career-conditional appointment? Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
(Note: You must submit a copy of a SF-50 by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement as proof of your reinstatement eligibility.)
10 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate pay plan of the highest graded position you held:
  • GS
  • WG
  • Other
  • Not Applicable
11 If you selected "Other", please enter the Pay Plan. Maximum length of 2 characters.
12 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the highest GS equivalent grade level you held (Enter NA if Not Applicable):
  • NA
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 00 - SES
13 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the dates of the highest GS equivalent graded position you held (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY; MM-YYYY to Present; or NA if Not Applicable): Maximum length of 100 characters.
(Note: Time-In-Grade restrictions apply in relation to advancement to General Schedule positions of employees in the competitive service.)
14 If you are, or were, a Federal employee who held a permanent position in the competitive service, what is the highest GS-equivalent full performance level of that position? (Enter NA if Not Applicable)
  • NA
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 00 - SES
15 May we contact your current supervisor for a reference?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please contact me first
16 Does the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or the Library of Congress employ any member of your family?
  • Yes
  • No
17 If yes to Question 16, please provide the name, relationship, organization in which employed, and location if known. Maximum length of 100 characters.
18 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
  • No, but have an approved exemption
  • Not Applicable
(Note: You will be asked to provide a copy of the exemption by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.)
19 Are you a retiree receiving a Federal annuity, either military or civilian?
  • Yes
  • No
(Note: If you are an annuitant, your salary or annuity may be reduced upon employment.)
20 Have you accepted a buyout from a Federal agency within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
21 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.)
22 Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority? (Note: You must provide supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. For information on some of the possible special appointing authorities, please refer to the OPM website.) Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 If you are eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority, what authority are you applying under? Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress. Maximum length of 50 characters.
24 Displaced employee information: Answer to this question is required
  • I am an employee of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation who has been declared surplus or displaced AND I am requesting special selection priority under the agency`s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). (Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress.)
  • I am a displaced employee from another Federal agency and eligible for selection preference based on the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). (Note: Not applicable to positions at the Library of Congress.)
  • I am not a displaced employee from a Federal Agency.
(Note: If you are eligible for one of these plans, you will be asked to supply a copy of RIF separation notice, proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment outside of the local commuting area, or other official notification granting eligibility by the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.)