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USAJOBS is an official website of the United States government and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where all IRS job opportunities that are open to the public are posted and where you will apply for our positions. This is where you will begin and be able to track your application’s progress through the IRS’ hiring system. If you have already found the position that interests you, you will be prompted to take these steps after hitting the Apply button. If you have already created a USAJOBS account, you will be prompted to log in. 

Here is a quick summary on how the federal application process works on USAJOBS: 


1. Create an account with

First, you need to create an account with

2. Create a USAJOBS profile

With a USAJOBS profile you can:

  • Apply to any job on USAJOBS.

  • Save jobs you're interested in.

  • Save and automate job searches.

  • Upload and save resumes or create one using our resume builder.

  • Upload and save required documents.

  • Have a more personalized experience.

3. Prepare your application

Before you click the Apply button to start your application, check out our Application Preparation page, which provides tips for writing an effective resume, and much more!

Once you begin the application process, you can review, edit, and delete your information. We'll automatically save your progress as you go, so you won't lose any changes.

4. Submit your application

When your application is ready in USAJOBS, USAJOBS will send you to the IRS’ agency application system to submit your application. Before you submit, you may need to complete other agency-required steps such as:

  • Providing more personal information.

  • Providing more documentation.

  • Answering eligibility questions.

  • Completing an occupational questionnaire—look for a preview of the questions under the Required documents section.

It may take you longer to apply to some jobs than others, because some jobs require more information than others.

After you submit your application, go back to the Application section of your USAJOBS account and make sure the IRS received your application. Your application status will say you applied with the date you submitted your application and if it went through.

You can always check the status of your application in your USAJOBS profile with the Track This Application link.

How long will it take to receive an updated status?

It may take a few hours, after you submit your application, for the IRS to update your status. You may also receive an email confirmation from the IRS application system.

So now that you have applied, what’s next? Click here to learn the next steps in our hiring process.