If you’re a U.S. citizen or national you can apply to jobs that are open to the public.
Even if you’re eligible under one of the other hiring paths, you can still apply to jobs that are “open to the public”.
Can I apply if I already work for the Federal Government?
Yes. Anyone, including current federal employees, can apply for these jobs. But, if you’re a current federal employee and you apply to an “open to the public” job, you’ll have to compete against the general public. Your status as a federal employee does not guarantee you’ll get the job.
How do I know a job is open to the public?
In the job announcement look for them, This job is open to section. When a job is open to the public you’ll see the open to the public icon: There may be other groups listed that can also apply. These jobs in usa.
In search, you can also select the Open to the public filter. Your results will display all jobs that are open to the public.