Some federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), have only excluded service positions. Other agencies may have certain services, or even certain jobs, which may be exempted from public service procedures. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Safety Agency (TSA), to name just two, are also exempt service agencies. These excluded service agencies have a well-established delivery system and may have an “exchange agreement” with OPM, which allows the staff of these agencies to move to the service of competition without additional competition. Exchange agreements provide for reciprocal promotion. This means that career and career-related employees are allowed to work in the other benefit systems with which the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has entered into agreements under conditions similar to those in the previous section. A career- or career-related staff member who is not eligible for appointment under an exchange agreement may, under other appointment procedures of the other benefit system, be eligible for appointment. Competitive examination is the traditional method of appointment to competitive service positions and requires compliance with the competition review requirements set out in Title 5. The OPM may, by mutual agreement, delegate authority to an agency to review all of its competitive service positions (with the exception of administrative judges). Vacancies filled under the competitive examination procedure are public. USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) is the entry point for most federal positions in the competition department.
Whether you`re a first-time candidate or an experienced “Fed,” it`s likely that you`ll need to apply to USAJOBS – which includes creating a profile, creating a search agent to find suitable positions, as well as the process of reading a vacancy notice, understanding the professional question sheet that comes with most ads, and developing a targeted resume. The agencies of the Competition Department are required by law and regulation of the OPM to publish vacancy notices (vacancy notices) to OPM when they are looking for candidates from outside their own staff for positions of more than 120 days` duration. These vacancies are advertised on OPM`s USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov) and in America`s Job Bank (AJB). An agency may not competitively appoint a staff member covered by an exchange agreement to an appointment related to a career or career under the conditions listed below. Any interchangeable agreement shall set these conditions. The conditions are not mentioned in the Code of Federal Regulations. Persons who do not qualify for appointment under the Interchange Agreement may apply for a post under a competition review procedure or other appointments, provided that the person fulfils all applicable admission conditions. be currently in a position or have been involuntarily separated from a position covered by an exchange agreement (some agreements do not cover all positions in the other benefit system); And before being appointed under the Interchange Agreement, individuals who have been appointed to competitive positions under the Interchange Agreements receive career- or career-related appointments, depending on whether they meet or are exempt from the 3-year service requirement for a career in accordance with 5 CFR 315.201(c).