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How to understand the job announcement

Federal agencies post job announcements on USAJOBS to advertise their current job openings. While these job announcements can be lengthy, they include valuable information about the job and it's important you read each section before applying.

The job announcement includes the following sections:

Start your application

Once you read the entire announcement and are ready to apply, select the Apply button to begin the application process. If you're not ready to apply, select the Save link to add the job announcement to your Saved Jobs in your USAJOBS account.

Share and print the job announcement

  • Select the Share link to send or promote job announcements via email or social media.
  • Select the Print link to open a printer friendly version of the job announcement in a new tab.

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