If you’re a U.S. citizen or national you can apply to jobs that are open to the public.

As long as you are a citizen or national of the United States, you qualify. Sometimes a non-citizen is also qualified.

You can still apply for jobs that are **Open to the public** even if you qualify under one of the other hiring pathways.

Can I apply if I already work for the federal government?

Yes. Anyone may apply for these positions, including current federal employees.

However, you will face competition from the general public if you are a current federal employee and apply for a position that is open to the public.

You're not guaranteed to obtain the job just because you work for the government.

How do I know a job is open to the public?

You will see the open to the public icon when a position is available: There might be additional groups listed that also qualify.