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2018 Free Civil Service Hiring Guide

Prepared by the #1 Career Preparation site for Civil Service Jobs

Congratulations on choosing a Civil Service career path.

Getting Started is easy, just watch the video and follow the directions. This hiring guide will give you a basic understanding of how the hiring process works. At the bottom of the page, you can either choose a support level or continue with no support and apply for a Civil Service job directly. Thank you for your interest in Job Support Services and good luck on your job search. 

Explore Your Career Opportunities


This Hiring Guide is designed to give you an overview of the hiring process used by Civil Service employers. A career in the Civil Service is a unique opportunity to help Americans abroad and represent America to the world. From improving trade opportunities for U.S. businesses, to monitoring human rights issues, to providing management supervision, you can use your skills in a Civil Service career to directly impact foreign policy issues or uphold the business practices and processes involved in supporting the U.S. Department of State’s diplomatic efforts.

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Step One: Create a eCareer Profile

Creating a career profile on USAJobs.gov website is the first step applicants must complete. This will start the hiring process and trigger your personal assessment questionnaire, which will be delivered via email.

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Step Two: Search for Available Jobs

You can search for available postal jobs on theUSAJobs.gov website, or use our job search tool on this website. We simplify the process by using your zip code and creating job alerts to let you know when jobs come available.

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Step Three: Take the Civil Service Exam

Taking the Civil Service Exam is the most important part of the hiring process. A passing score is 80, but in order to receive an invitation to the interview you will need to score in the high 80’s to 90’s. The exam consists of two main sections: Verbal & Clerical Abilities.  There are also specialty test that can be taken at local facilities, depending on the career you choose.

Step Four: Prepare for the Interview

The names and applications of the highest-ranking candidates are referred to the selecting official.  Applicants who are selected may or may not receive an interview.  It is important to record an high score on the exam in order to be selected  for an interview.

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Why Use Job Support Services?

Over 80% of all applicants fail to complete the hiring process due to being unprepared. Every applicant handles the stress of a timed exam differently, knowing what to expect is half the battle. The failure rates alone prove the case that preparation will increase your chances of getting hired. 

Speak with a Job Specialist

We are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST. 

Start Preparing for the exam

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Job Search Portal

We have a real-time job board that updates hourly to ensure you know when new jobs come available.