The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths (also known as a hiring authority) to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. If you fall under one of these groups of people you may be eligible to receive preference when applying for jobs.
You may be eligible for a merit promotion.
You may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, as well as other veteran specific hiring options.
The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities.
You may be eligible for a SES position if you meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
You may be eligible to be hired directly for jobs in the competitive service.
You may be eligible to apply for jobs and get hired without going through the full application process.
You may be eligible to apply for jobs open to merit promotion candidates.
You may qualify for non-competitive eligibility.