The primary way to apply for jobs with the federal government is to respond to a job posting listed on USAJobs.com. Other ways to apply for a federal government job include directly applying with an organization or being admitted into a federal internship program.
When applying to a federal government job, an applicant must first respond to the job posting by uploading a copy of his resume. An applicant may be required to submit additional information, such as college transcripts or military service records, in order to prove eligibility for a specific position.
Once an applicant has provided the necessary documentation, he typically needs to fill out an online questionnaire that assesses his knowledge, skills and abilities to determine how qualified he is for the position. If the applicant meets all the minimum standards for qualification, he may be referred to the hiring authority for an interview.