The Federal Application Package
When applying for federal positions, do not deviate from what is asked for in the position announcement. If it is stated that KSAs are optional, provide them anyway.
Below are the typical things components of the federal application package.
Visit the Guide to Career and Job Search Resources, and select the Resumes/Cover Letters tab. Under E-Books, you will find a link to the Federal Resume Guidebook. You can also find information in Career Services' resume tutorial.
These articles from external Web sites offer more advice on federal resumes.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability Essays (KSAs)
Career Services has compiled tips and other resources for writing KSAs for federal applications.
Review Career Services' cover letter tutorial.
Transcripts are sometimes required for federal jobs. You can request your transcripts from UMUC online.
Proof of Security Clearance
Some government positions will require security clearance. Learn more about security clearances in the federal government.