Part 2: The Components of a Federal Job Vacancy Announcement – DUTIES

January 22, 2008 – 9:47 am

When you search for jobs at the USAJobs website, it is essential to understand the components of a Federal job vacancy announcement.  The first page you reach will be the Job Overview, which provides enough information about the position to determine if you want additional details.  If you decide from the Job Overview that you want more facts about the Federal position posted, the next section to review is the Job Duties.The Duties section of a Federal job vacancy announcement clearly details all the responsibilities required to fulfill the position.  While the Job Overview offers a summary of what needs to be done if you get the job, the Duties section outlines all the duties involved when you secure a particular Federal position.  You should carefully review the extent of the duties so you can ensure you are a viable candidate for the Federal position you consider – in that case make sure to include all the important keywords in your Federal resume. If you have not performed some of the duties or they sound unfamiliar to you, you may not be the best candidate for that particular job.  On the other hand, if the duties sound like tasks you are familiar with and feel confident about performing, you may wish to consider this Federal job further.If a review of the Job Overview and the detailed Duties section of the Federal job vacancy announcement sound appealing, you are ready to move on to the next section of the online posting to get additional information about your potential dream job.

Post a Comment