Frequently Asked Questions About NRCareers
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- Why did the NRC integrate NRCareers with USAJOBS?
- What is Recruitment One Stop?
- Who else has already integrated their hiring system with USAJOBS?
- What are the major impacts of the integration to our applicants and employees?
- Does NRCareers still exist?
- Can applicants still receive email notifications about new NRC job opportunities?
- Why do I have to use USAJOBS to apply for a job?
- What happens in the NRCareers system?
- Can I create a resume online?
- What happens if I don't submit a resume with my personal information when applying for a job?
- Is it possible to have multiple identities in USAJOBS?
- Why can't I login to USAJOBS?
- If the system only accepts online applications, how do I send other required documents, such as my college transcripts, SF-50's, etc.?
- How is the confidentially of my Race and National Origin data protected?
- Is there any way I can see which positions I have applied for or find out the status of these vacancies?
- Should an applicant retain a copy of his/her application once complete?
- If my USAJOBS account is deactivated, can it be reactivated?
- Will the system work with all browser types?
- Can I have a search agent search for all or multiple locations?
- If you are halfway through your application and have to stop, will the system save your input?
Why did the NRC integrate NRCareers with USAJOBS?
The President's Management Agenda (PMA) calls for one stop recruiting for all Federal jobs. By eliminating the multiple sign-ins necessary to apply for differing agency staffing systems, sending applicants to USAJOBS to search and apply for all Federal jobs becomes easier and more consistent government-wide.
What is Recruitment One Stop?
Recruitment One Stop (ROS) is an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) e-Government initiative that establishes USAJOBS as a one-stop for Federal job seekers to apply for positions online. ROS eliminates the need for maintaining multiple user ids to apply for Federal jobs.
Who else has already integrated their hiring system with USAJOBS?
Many agencies have already integrated. A few are: Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Smithsonian, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Energy.
What are the major impacts of the integration to our applicants and employees?
Applicants and employees will no longer directly access NRCareers but will need a USAJOBS account to apply for NRC vacancies. Applicants must complete their profile and create at least one resume on USAJOBS in order to apply for NRC vacancies.
Does NRCareers still exist?
Yes, the NRCareers system still exists, however applicants can not access NRCareers directly. Once you complete your information and select a job vacancy on USAJOBS, you will be automatically re-directed to NRCareers where you will answer additional questions including vacancy-specific questions. Once you have done this, you will automatically be re-directed back to USAJOBS.
Can applicants still receive email notifications about new NRC job opportunities?
Applicants will no longer receive new job listing notifications from NRCareers. However, USAJOBS has a similar function called "search agents." You can create up to 10 search agents by selecting the "Agents" function from the "My USAJOBS" tab.
Why do I have to use USAJOBS to apply for a job?
Most Federal agencies use USAJOBS to recruit applicants for their positions. NRC has integrated its job search system with USAJOBS to make it quicker and easier for applicants to find and apply for jobs in which they are interested. You must create a user account and at least one Federal resume at USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to NRCareers when you apply on-line.
What happens in the NRCareers system?
In the NRCareers system, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided at USAJOBS and the answers to the questions will become your application. After the vacancy closes, the Human Resource Specialist uses NRCareers to continue the qualification and selection process.
Can I create a resume online?
Yes. You must create at least one resume using the USAJOBS resume builder to apply for vacancy announcements through USAJOBS. During your registration with USAJOBS, you will be prompted to create a Federal resume. In fact, you have the capability of creating and storing up to five resumes. Once created, you can update or change your resumes. When you apply for a particular vacancy, the system allows you to select which resume you would like to use and automatically attaches it to that particular vacancy announcement as part of your application.
What happens if I don't submit a resume with my personal information when applying for a job?
You must complete a USAJOBS resume to apply online for a vacancy. In order to complete the vacancy specific questionnaire, you will be prompted to select the USAJOBS resume you wish to use for your application package.
Is it possible to have multiple identities in USAJOBS?
No. Your Social Security Number and your USAJOBS user ID number and password identify you in the system.
Why can't I login to USAJOBS?
Please review the procedures for logging into USAJOBS. Instructions are provided on the web site for your assistance. Remember, you must be a registered user of USAJOBS before you can apply for NRC jobs, and your user id and password are case sensitive.
If the system only accepts online applications, how do I send other required documents, such as my college transcripts, SF-50's, etc.?
Supporting documentation will be sent to the NRC outside of USAJOBS. Follow the directions listed under the "Required Documentation" section of the vacancy announcement. Instructions may vary from vacancy to vacancy.
How is the confidentially of my Race and National Origin data protected?
Applicants have the option to voluntarily and confidentially enter demographic information when applying for NRC job vacancies. To ensure the candidate's anonymity, the data is immediately encrypted and cannot be tied to a specific candidate
Is there any way I can see which positions I have applied for or find out the status of these vacancies?
There are three methods for tracking your applications. First, you can print the application confirmation screen from USAJOBS when you complete the application process. Second, you can request to receive a copy of your responses to the application questions and a copy of your resume when you finish applying for a job. Third, you can check individual application information within your account on USAJOBS. When requesting assistance from a Human Resource Specialist, please have the vacancy announcement number and title of the position available.
Should an applicant retain a copy of his/her application once complete?
Yes, applicants should retain all copies of the application process for their records including the vacancy announcement, resume, and application confirmation page. Applicants may select to have a full copy of their application emailed to them upon finishing the vacancy specific questions in NRCareers.
If my USAJOBS account is deactivated, can it be reactivated?
USAJOBS accounts are deactivated after 18 months of inactivity. If your account has been deactivated, you must create an entirely new profile and resume. It is to your advantage to update your resume at least twice a year to maintain your marketability and to avoid deactivation.
Will the system work with all browser types?
USAJOBS supports Netscape and Internet Explorer Versions 5.x and above on Windows, as well as Safari 1.0 and above on the Mac.
Can I have a search agent search for all or multiple locations?
Yes, you may have your search agent look for one or multiple locations. Simply click on your selection and while holding the "Ctrl" button, select the additional locations. On the Mac, hold the "Apple" key and click on your desired options.
If you are halfway through your application and have to stop, will the system save your input?
Yes, your responses will be saved provided you click the "save" icon at the bottom of each page prior to leaving the system. Clicking on other USAJOBS tabs during the application process will not save your information. To complete the application from where you left off, you must search for the announcement vacancy, click "Apply Online", Login to USAJOBS to retrieve and select your desired resume, and continue with the application process. NOTE: Any alterations to your application will be overwritten once you click save.
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