Federal Civil Service Employment for Military Spouses

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As a military spouse, federal civil service employment may be more accessible than you think. Use these resources in your job search:

  • USAJOBS.gov
  • Programs for military spouses (Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses program and the Priority Placement Program for Military Spouses)
  • Your military support services
  • Military OneSource

Understanding the benefits and rules of the complex federal civil service hiring system can help you decide if federal employment is right for you and which jobs to pursue.

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