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Vacancy Details

Eligibility Questions

1 Are you a current Federal civilian employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 If you are a Federal civilian employee, under what type of appointment are you currently serving?
    • Career-conditional, competitive service
    • Permanent-Career, competitive service
    • Pathways Internship Program
    • Pathways Recent Graduate Program
    • Pathways Presidential Management Fellows Program
    • Temporary (Time-Limited Appointment - not to exceed 1 year)
    • Term (Time-Limited Appointment - more than one year, not more than 4 years)
    • Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA)
    • Schedule A (Disabilities)
    • Excepted Service
    • Other
    1.2 Note: If you are unsure of your appointment type, refer to your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), ask your servicing human resources office, or contact the human resources representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

    Click on the following appointment types for additional information:
    Permanent, career, competitive service
    Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA)
    Excepted Service
    Temporary
    Term

  • No
2 If you answered "other" to Question 1.1, please enter your current appointment type. Enter "not applicable" if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 100 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 If you are a current Federal civilian employee, by what agency/office or Department of Commerce bureau are you employed? Answer to this question is required
  • I am not a current Federal civilian employee
  • Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
  • Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
  • Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (CENSUS)
  • Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Department of Commerce, Economic and Statistics Administration (ESA)
  • Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
  • Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary (OS)
  • Department of Commerce, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Department of Commerce, Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • Other
4 If you answered "Other" to Question 3, please enter the agency and organization. Enter 'Not Applicable' if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 100 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Are you eligible for reinstatement based on prior Federal service and you are NOT currently serving in the competitive service as a permanent career or career-conditional Federal civilian employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Note: For more information on reinstatement eligibility, refer to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/reinstatement

You will be required to submit a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) as proof of your reinstatement eligibility.  Please refer to the vacancy announcement for information on submitting documentation.
6 If you answered yes to Question 5, please indicate the beginning and ending dates of your prior Federal civilian employment. If you are not eligible for reinstatement please enter NA. Note: Use the format From MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY. Maximum length of 100 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Are you a preference eligible OR a veteran who was separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after completing 3 or more years of continuous service (may have been released shortly before completing a 3-year tour)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Note: If yes, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for information on submitting documentation.
8 Are you eligible for a noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority? For more information and examples of Special Appointing Authorities, please see below. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are:

  • Veterans' Recruitment Appointment and Disabled Veterans: For more information click here
  • Persons with disabilities: For more information click here
  • Pathways Program: Under this program, Internship: a student who has fulfilled the education requirements and worked the required 640 hours; Recent Graduate and Presidential Management Fellow (PMF): has successfully completed the program requirements are eligible for conversion to a permanent position at any agency within 120 days of satisfactory completion of requirements.  For more information click here
  • Peace Corps volunteers or Former overseas employees: For more information click here
9 If you answered yes to Question 8 above, please identify the Special Appointing Authority. If you answered no to Question 8, please select Not Applicable. Answer to this question is required
  • Veterans' Recruitment Appointment and Disabled Veterans
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Pathways Program
  • Peace Corps or Former overseas employee
  • Other
    9.1 Indicate the Appointing Authority if not listed above Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • Not Applicable
Note: You will be required to provide supporting documentation. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for information on submitting documentation.
10 Are you eligible for appointment under an Interchange agreement or other similar authority?
For more information on interchange agreements and similar authorities, click here. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 If you are eligible for appointment under an Interchange agreement or similar authority, please identify the organization in which you work(ed). Enter 'Not Applicable' if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the pay plan of the highest grade level or pay band you held on a permanent basis. Enter 'Not Applicable' if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 15 characters. Answer to this question is required
Note: You can locate your pay plan in Block #16 on your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
13 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the highest grade level (or equivalent) you held on a permanent basis that corresponds to the pay plan you identified in question #12. Answer to this question is required
  • GS-01
  • GS-02
  • GS-03
  • GS-04
  • GS-05
  • GS-06
  • GS-07
  • GS-08
  • GS-09
  • GS-10
  • GS-11
  • GS-12
  • GS-13
  • GS-14
  • GS-15
  • ES-00
  • WG
    13.1 What is your grade level? Enter 'Not Applicable' if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 15 characters.
  • WM
  • Not Applicable
Note: You can locate your grade level (or equivalent) in Block #18 on your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
14 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the beginning and ending dates of the highest grade level (or equivalent) that you identified in Question 13. Enter 'Not Applicable' if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 25 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian career or career-conditional employee in the competitive service, what is the highest full performance level (promotion potential) of the position you held on a permanent basis? Answer to this question is required
  • GS-01
  • GS-02
  • GS-03
  • GS-04
  • GS-05
  • GS-06
  • GS-07
  • GS-08
  • GS-09
  • GS-10
  • GS-11
  • GS-12
  • GS-13
  • GS-14
  • GS-15
  • ES-00
  • WG
    15.1 What is your grade level? Enter 'Not Applicable' if this does not apply to you. Maximum length of 15 characters.
  • WM
  • Not Applicable
Note: Your highest full performance level should be shown in the "Remarks" section of you Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that documents your initial placement into that position.
16 Does the Department of Commerce employ any member of your family? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Surplus/Displaced employee information: Answer to this question is required
  • I am not a displaced employee from a Federal Agency.
  • I am an employee of the Department of Commerce who has been declared surplus or displaced AND I am requesting special selection priority under the Department of Commerce 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).
Note: If you are eligible for special selection priority under CTAP or ICTAP, you will be required to provide supporting documentation.  Please refer to the vacancy announcement for information on submitting documentation.

For more information on CTAP and ICTAP eligibility and supporting documentation requirements, please see below for:
 CTAP eligibility: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap
 ICTAP eligibility: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
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
  • No, but I have an approved exemption
  • Not applicable
19 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.
20 Have you accepted a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP/"buyout") from a Federal agency within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No