Part 3: The Components of a Federal Job Vacancy Announcement – QUALIFICATIONS & EVALUATIONS

January 23, 2008 – 10:00 am

The third component of a standard Federal job vacancy announcement is the Qualifications and Evaluations section.  This section is particularly important to review so you can make a determination as to whether or not you possess the necessary elements to apply for a specific Federal position.The duties and accomplishments expected to fulfill the requirements of the job posted will be clearly outlined for potential applicants in the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the announcement. Education and experience required for consideration is listed along with requirements for describing and evidencing your own qualifications for the position posted.  If graduate education is expected or there are special requirements for the position, it is specified in this section.  Most importantly, this component of the announcement contains the job-rated questions necessary to write a KSA Statement in support of your application if you decide to apply for the job.  Basis for rating applicants is also defined in this section including veterans preference.A careful review of the Qualifications and Evaluations section of a Federal job vacancy announcement is the key to determining if the position is right for you and how to apply if it is your dream government job.

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