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Federal Enforcement Officer - Hiring Process

Federal Enforcement Officer positions are posted on USAJOBS.  Interested applicants are encouraged to create or update their USAJOBS accounts. We recommend you sign up for the email notification offered by USAJOBS to alert you when positions you are interested in are available.

The opportunities posted on USAJOBS will tell you where the positions are located and what grade levels are being considered.  Each job announcement will have a closing date after which applications will not be accepted.  We recommend you apply as early in the process as possible to be able to complete the application process (and address any issues or questions you might have) before the closing date.

Job announcements will include detailed information about what documents and information are required in order to apply and what experience and/or education is considered qualifying.  Be sure to carefully review the announcement for these requirements.  For assistance with writing your Federal resume you can visit the Partnership for Public Service Go Government website. Applicants will submit an application through USAJOBS and may also receive instructions to take an additional online competency assessment.  Applications will be evaluated based on the specified qualifications criteria and through the online assessment, which will evaluate you on the following competencies:

  • Models integrity
  • Displays safety orientation
  • Makes sound decisions
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Manages pressure
  • Collaborates

Successful applicants will be invited to complete an interview. 

Applicants who successfully complete the interview and are selected for hire will receive a tentative offer of employment that is contingent on the successful completion of pre-employment screening which includes medical screening, fitness testing, drug screening and a background check. Applicants with tentative offers, who successfully complete the pre-employment screening, typically receive a final offer of employment and are scheduled for training.