Non-Competitive Eligibility Overview

Non-competitive eligibility allows a federal agency to hire a VISTA alum who meets the minimum qualifications for a federal job, without going through all the formalities of the competitive process.  VISTA alum may be hired as a non-competitive eligible appointee after successfully completing at least one full year of VISTA service.  This status lasts for 1 year following the completion of service. To establish non-competitive status, you will need to print out and include your statement of non-competitive eligibility with any federal job applications.  However, please note that the federal agency is not required to hire you, and you are not guaranteed a federal civil service job.


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How to print a Non-Competitive Eligibility Letter

How long will I have the non-competitive hiring privilege?

My service ends in a few weeks and I will be applying for Federal jobs. Can I print out the letter