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Job Title:  U.S. OPM Veteran File
Agency:  Office of Personnel Management
Job Announcement Number:  US OPM Veteran File

$20,527.00 to $82,642.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 8, 2016 to Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Many vacancies in the following location(s):
San Francisco, CA View Map
Denver, CO View Map
Washington DC, DC View Map
Atlanta, GA View Map
Macon, GA View Map
More Locations  (7)
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the President’s agent and advisor for the Government’s human resources management systems. OPM’s key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring and retaining the merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people. Applications will be used to fill positions by the hiring officials at U.S. OPM, this is not a government wide resume repository.

This file serves as a repository of resumes for those eligible for consideration under non-competitive Veteran hiring authorities. Please ensure you provide all documentation requested and answer all questions as to your preferences. Submission of your information to this file is voluntary and does not guarantee selection or employment.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a US Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must be a Veteran eligible for non-competitive appointments


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As hiring officials with U.S. OPM seek to fill positions utilizing a non-competitive hiring authorities, they will be provided qualified applicants whose information, resume and required documentation meet the criteria of the particular position(s) being filled. Applications submitted will be kept on file for a period of six (6) months after which time they will be marked inactive in the system. Applicants who provide all required information and supporting documentation along with their resume will be reviewed for consideration for the following types of positions as they become available:

1 Clerical or Administrative support

2 Accounting / Budget

3 Communications / Customer Service

4 Information Technology

5 Human Resources

6 Legal Administrative

7 Health Benefits

8 Industrial Organizational Psychology

9 Investigative Services




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As positions become available and hiring officials request to consider applicants under non-competitive hiring authorities,a review of available resumes and supporting documentation will be made. All applicants in this file are required to meet the criteria for non-competitive appointments for veterans in order to be considered. 

These hiring authorities are:

1.) 30% Veteran Eligible: Retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; or rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since 1991 or later to include disability determinations from a branch of the Armed Forces at any time, as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.  

2.) Veteran Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority: This authority allows appointment of eligible veterans up to the grade of GS-11.  Veterans are hired under this excepted appointment to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service.  After individual completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment.

To qualify, you must meet one of the following: Disabled veterans; or Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; and veterans separated within the last 3 years.

Veterans claiming eligibility on the basis of service in a campaign or expedition for which a medal was awarded must be in receipt of the campaign badge or medal.  This awarded must be annotated on the DD 214 or supported by a copy of orders or certificate if not listed. In addition to meet the criteria above, eligible veterans must have been separated under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).

Military retirees at the rank of Major, Lieutenant Commander (O4) and above are not eligible for preference unless they are disabled veterans.

Applicants claiming completion of a college degree course must provide transcripts in order to receive credit.  For initial verification purposes unofficial transcripts may be provided.  Should you be selected for employment, original and official transcripts may be required.


We will evaluate your qualifications and basic eligibility.  Hiring officials seeking to fill positions utilizing non-competitive hiring flexibilities may be provided access to your information depending on your selections for type of work, locations, positions and minimum grade you will accept.


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OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes following: Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement Submission of a résumé alone is not a complete application.

This position requires the completion or providing additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.


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Resume showing relevant and complete experience in order to be considered (cover letter optional)

Applicable SF-50s, Notification of Personnel Action, if you have previous federal Service.

Veteran's Preference documentation: DD214, VA letter showing level of compensable disability SF-15 (claiming 10 pt. preference)

If using other criteria to qualify such as Campaign or Expeditionary Medals for participation in operations or Armed Forces Service Medal-proper documentation must be provided especially if the medals or decorations are not listed in the DD 214 provided.

The following documents should be provided if they apply to your individual case:

College Transcripts: Applicants that claim college education, will only be given credit if transcripts are provided for review

Other Documentation which may assist in determining qualifications such as certifications

SF-50s (if applicable) showing most recent/last grade held
To submit the documents requested follow the system instructions: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the documents upload process.  You are responsible for ensuring that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


OPM Human Resources
Phone: (202)606-9321
Agency Information:
OPM Human Resources
1900 E Street NW
Rm 1469
Washington, DC


Once the application process is completed in its entirety, you resume will become a part of the Non-Competitive Veteran Database only for positions internal to U.S. OPM. Your information will remain in this database for a period of six months from the date of application at which time, it will be purged from the system. Officials interested in filling positions utilizing non-competitive hiring authorities will contact OPM Veteran Employment Program Office or OPM HR; they will be provided applicants from this database based on qualifications listed on the resumes in comparison to the requirements for that individual position being filled.  Also taken into account will be any additional transcripts or documentations showing certifications.  Finally the applicant preferences indicated during the questioner piece for locations,positions, grades considered, etc. Inclusion in this database does not in itself guarantee employment nor does it make any promise other than the possible consideration based on eligibility for particular Veteran hiring authorities being utilized to fill particular positions.

Additional Duty Location Info

Many vacancies in the following locations:
San Francisco, CA View Map
Denver, CO View Map
Washington DC, DC View Map
Atlanta, GA View Map
Macon, GA View Map
Chicago, IL View Map
Kansas City, KS View Map
Fort Meade, MD View Map
Boyers, PA View Map
Philadelphia, PA View Map
San Antonio, TX View Map
Norfolk, VA View Map

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