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Vacancy Details

Eligibility Questions

1 Are you a vet 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
  • No
(Note: If yes, or if you claim veterans preference you will need to submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility prior to interview and selection for a position. 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 either a Veterans Readjustment Authority or Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) appointment? 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.)
4 If you are a current Federal employee, by what agency and organization are you employed? Answer to this question is required
  • Department of the Interior
  • 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. Answer to this question is required
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)
  • Term (Time-Limited Appointment - more than one year, not more than 4 years)
  • Pathways Intern Program - Career Intern
  • Pathways Intern Program - Temporary Intern
  • Pathways Recent Graduates Program
  • Pathways Presidential Management Fellows Program
  • Not applicable
(Note: If you are unsure, refer to your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Personnel Specialist.)
8 Are you a student appointee currently serving under the Pathways Internship Program who has completed all requirements for conversion and are in the 120 day period for conversion to term, career or career-conditional appointment OR are you a former Pathways Intern noncompetitively converted to a term appointment who is currently eligible for noncompetitive conversion to a career or career-conditional appointment? 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 will be asked to submit a copy of a SF-50 prior to selection 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: Answer to this question is required
  • 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 grade level you held (Enter NA if Not Applicable): Maximum length of 2 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the dates of the highest graded position you held (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY or Present, or NA if Not Applicable): Maximum length of 100 characters. Answer to this question is required
(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 full performance level of that position? (Enter NA if Not Applicable) Maximum length of 2 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 May we contact your current supervisor for a reference? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please contact me first
16 Does the U.S. Geological Survey employ any member of your family? Answer to this question is required
  • 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
  • Not Applicable
19 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
(Note: You will be asked to provide a copy of the exemption prior to interview and selection.)
20 Are you a retiree receiving a 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.)
21 Have you accepted a buyout from a Federal agency within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes (you may be required to pay back part or all of the buyout if you accept a position)
  • No
  • Not Applicable
22 Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (See the Office of Personnel Management's website on employment of people with disabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
23 Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority? (More information) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 If you are eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority, what authority are you applying under? Maximum length of 50 characters.
25 Displaced employee information: Answer to this question is required
  • I am an employee of the Department of the Interior who has been declared surplus or displaced AND I am requesting special selection priority under the Department of the 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 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 prior to interview and selection.)