Most Federal agencies must use www.USAJobs.com to advertise their vacancies. However, all vacancies are not listed on that website. Select the following link to view other Federal websites for your job search. Click here for Federal Job Resources.
KSAs – or Knowledge, Skill, and Ability statements – are short statements the government asks applicants to prove. One of the most common KSAs is “Ability to communicate orally and in writing.” Since Hiring Reform changes took effect on November 1, 2010, 96% of Federal agencies no longer require you to write narrative essays when you initially apply to a job. However, it is totally your responsibility to make sure you possess the required KSAs and that they are incorporated into your resume. Otherwise, you will be deemed not qualified for the position, not because you don’t have the skills but because you didn’t tell them you have the skills by incorporating the KSAs into your resume. We hope this information has been useful and will help you crack the code to your Federal job search.