Apply for a GSA Job

  1. Create a USAJOBS Account
  2. Find a Job Opening
  3. Complete an Online Application

 Create a USAJOBS Account

Create a USAJOBS Account OR if you already have a USAJOBS account, sign into your account.)


 Find a Job Opening

View GSA jobs by going to USAJOBS.  You can search from the main USAJOBS page, or use Advanced Search to search by keyword, occupational series or job category, location, and/or agency.   See the USAJOBS Advanced Search Tutorial for details.


  • The USAJOBS Search feature defaults to show only vacancies open to the public. If you are want to see all vacancy announcements, select the “Jobs for Federal Employees” option on the “Refine Your Results” sidebar.  
  • To receive automatic email notification when vacancies are posted, refer to the Create a Saved Search tutorial.


 Complete an Online Application

You’ve found the job you want to apply for and now it is time to apply.  The online application process consists of three parts, which are outlined below.

TIP: Print out the job announcement for reference as you complete the application.


Steps What To Do
Selecting Your Resume and Additional Documents
  1. After finding the job you want to apply for, click “Apply Online,” which will bring you to the USAJOBS "Sign in to my Account" page.
  2. Once you have signed in, you will be asked to select one of your stored resumes to send as part of your application.
  3. Attach any saved documents in your USAJOBS account that are required by the announcement.
  4. Select the "Apply for this position Now!" button to proceed to the next step.  This will transfer you seamlessly from USAJOBS to GSAjobs to complete the application process.
Answer Online Questions As part of the application, you will be asked a series of questions to assess your qualifications.

Think of these questions as a written interview that gives you a chance to describe your education, experience, and training as they relate to the job.
Submit Supporting Documentation You may be required to provide documents as part of the application process.  The documents required are listed in the vacancy announcement.  These documents can include: Veterans documentation (i.e. DD214, VA Letter), college transcripts, training documents, and federal standard forms.

During the online application process, you will be taken to a "Vacancy Documents" page. Re-read the job announcement and determine which documents apply to you. Locate the document(s) you must submit and select one of the options to submit them. The options available include:
  • Upload: Upload the document directly from your computer;
  • USAJOBS: Upload the document you submitted from your USAJOBS account (if you attached supporting documents in USAJOBS, they must be attached/uploaded here or they will not be transmitted with your application); or
  • Fax: Print the fax coversheet and fax your document into the GSAjobs system. TIP:  Read the detailed fax instructions to make sure that your documents are accepted correctly into the GSAjobs system. If you do not receive email confirmation of a faxed document within four hours, re-fax the cover sheet and documentation.

NOTE: All application materials including your documents must be received by the deadline listed on the job announcement in order to be considered for the job.



Last Reviewed 2015-11-24