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Prescreening Questionnaire
The Prescreening Questionnaire consists of four short questions. If you meet the initial prescreening standards for the Commissioned Corps, please fill out the application form below.

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Overview of the Application Process

Applying for a call to active duty as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer involves two processes (see flowchart below). You must apply for a Corps commission, and you must apply for jobs at agencies or with programs that accept Corps officers for assignments. You should pursue both processes simultaneously.

flowchart: Applying To Work as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer 1. Apply to Commissioned Corps (CC)  2. Apply for vacancies in agencies that offer CC assignments 3. Division of Commissioned Corps Assignments (DCCA) processes your application for a commission 4. Agency reviews your application for the advertised vacancy (interview usually required) 5. CC application is approved 6. Agency selects you for the advertised vacancy 7. DCCA prepares orders calling you to active duty as a CC officer

The Office of Commissioned Corps Operations, Division of Commissioned Corps Assignments (DCCA) will process your application for a Corps commission. Your actual job offer, however, will come from the agency or program to which you applied for a position. Our jobs database lists available positions, with search criteria such as profession, grade, and location.

The selection of an officer to fill a position is a competitive process and may require a personal interview. Once the agency or program has selected you for the position and you have been deemed eligible for a commission, DCCA will prepare orders calling you to active duty as a commissioned officer. Congratulations!

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Last updated on 10/28/2008