This announcement is a Public Notice. This is not an announcement for an open vacancy. You are applying to a resume database, your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for six months and may be used at any time during this period. When a position is requested to be filled under the Schedule A Hiring Authority, a list of applicants will be provided to management for review and possible selection. You will not receive any notifications and your resume will not be reviewed for qualifications until a position is requested to be filled. If you do not provide all required documents at the time of application, your application will be considered incomplete and you may not receive consideration for positions.
Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Submission of a VA letter does not qualify as a "Schedule A" letter. You must obtain and submit the Schedule A letter in addition to your VA letter as the VA letter is used for Vet preference purposes, not in determining the Schedule A disability.
In addition, upon hiring, the individual with a disability or the agency Human Resource office should complete the Standard Form 256. The SF-256 includes the legal definition of disability and lists various disabilities, including several that are considered targeted disabilities.
OPM Standard Form 256 provides some examples of disabilities that are considered eligible under the Schedule A Authority at this link: https://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/sf256.pdf
OPM has provided SAMPLE Schedule A Letters for both Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals and Licensed Medical Practitioners at this link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/sampleschedaletters.pdf
Reasonable Accommodation: If you are a person with a disability that requires an accommodation for the application process, you must notify the agency at 405-739-3272. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Duties and responsibilities for each position vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).