application_guide
  • These tips are designed to give you the best chance of being considered for a position in DERA

  • Office of Human Resources specialists use the information you submit to determine whether you qualify for a position. Please read the USAjobs.gov vacancy announcement carefully

To avoid disqualification of your application

  • Describe your duties and accomplishments on your resume ― don’t just list job titles

  • Demonstrate that you have the specialized experience specified in the vacancy announcement. Descriptions of your current and past jobs should reflect this specialized experience

  • List the months and years that you started and ended jobs to get credit for all your experience and for salary determination

  • While answering questions on USAJOBS, do not refer to your CV/resume; you must answer every question fully

  • Submit transcripts (official or unofficial) from all universities and colleges attended for both undergraduate and graduate studies
    Failure to submit this with your application will automatically disqualify you
    Note: Foreign transcripts you submit must be accompanied by a foreign credential evaluation

  • List full names and contact information of all your professional or personal references

DERA Fellowship

If you are applying for a DERA fellowship

  • Submit a job market paper or significant writing sample
    Failure to submit this with your application will automatically disqualify you

  • List your citizenship status on your application
    To apply and be considered for a position, you must be a U.S. citizen

Current Federal Employees

If you are a current Federal Employee

  • Submit your most recent SF-50 that shows your 1) name, 2) job title, and 3) grade level

  • Follow all other requirements applicable to the position you’re applying for

Visiting Scholar

If you are applying to be a Visiting Scholar at DERA

  • Submit a job market paper or significant writing sample
    Failure to submit this with your application will automatically disqualify you

  • List your citizenship status on your application
    To apply and be considered for a position, you must be a U.S. citizen

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