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Agricultural Research Service

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Working for the Federal government can be quite rewarding. While you’ve probably heard horror stories about the hiring process, with a little understanding much of the process will begin to make sense. Applying for the first position is a big step and after that the process becomes a bit easier.

The information presented in this section was designed to help those not currently in the Federal service better understand the Federal hiring process, and the process used specifically in ARS to fill positions. The information is also useful to students and teachers in career exploration and for current ARS and other Federal employees who want to learn more about career advancement opportunities.

Use the links below to learn more:


Last Modified: 9/11/2009