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Excepted Service Agencies
Most Federal Government civilian positions are part of the competitive civil service. To obtain a Federal job, you must compete with other applicants in open competition. Some agencies are excluded from the competitive civil service procedures. This means that these agencies have their own hiring system which establishes the evaluation criteria they use in filling their internal vacancies. These agencies are called excepted service agencies.

If you are interested in employment with an excepted service agency, you should contact that agency directly. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management does not provide application forms or information on jobs in excepted service agencies or organizations. Below is a list of excepted service agencies, departments and public international organizations. This list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.


Federal Reserve System,
  Board of Governors
20th & C Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20551
(202) 452-3038

Central Intelligence Agency
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20505

Defense Intelligence Agency
Civilian Personnel Office DAH-2
100 MacDill Blvd
Washington, DC 20340-5100

U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Division of Organization of Personnel
Resources and Employment Program Branch
Washington, DC 20555

Post Rate Commission
Administrative Office, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20268-0001
(202) 789-6800

United States Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20260
(202) 268-JOBS
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW, Room 1157
Washington, DC 20548

Agency for International Development
2401 E Street, NW, Room 1127
Washington, DC 20523

National Security Agency
College Relations Branch
Fort Meade, MD 20750

Tennessee Valley Authority
Knoxville Office Complex
400 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902

United States Mission to the United Nations
140 East 45th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017

Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is especially interested in hiring Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Nurse Anesthetists, Physicians' Assistants, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliaries, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, Physical Therapists and Certified/Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Employment inquiries should be made to one of the many VA Medical Centers located nationwide. Addresses and phone numbers can be found in your local area telephone directory under U.S. Government.

You may also write to:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20420


The Judicial Branch of the Federal Government includes all legal entities except the U.S. Claims Court. For Judicial Branch employment information contact:

United States Supreme Court Building
Personnel Office
1 First Street, NE.
Washington, DC 20543

Office of Public Affairs
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Washington, D.C. 20544

United States Court of Federal Claims
717 Madison Place, NW.
Washington, DC 20005


The Legislative Branch of the Federal Government includes Senators' and Representatives' offices, the Library of Congress and the U.S. Capitol. For employment information contact:

U.S. Senate
Senate Placement Office
Senate Hart Building, Room 142B
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3121

U.S. House of Representatives
House Placement Office
House Office Building, Annex 2, Room 219
Third & D Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20515-6609

Library of Congress
Employment Office
Room 107, Madison Building
Washington, DC 20540


The United States holds membership in numerous international organizations which are not part of the Federal Government. For employment information and application procedures contact:

International Monetary Fund
Recruiting and Training Division
700 19th Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20431

Pan American Health Organization
Pan American Sanitary Bureau
Regional Office of the
World Health Organizations
525 23rd Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20037
202- 974-3000

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
One United Nations Plaza
Room DC1-603,
New York, NY, 10017-3515

United Nations Population Fund
220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

United Nations Children's Fund
333 East 38th Street
(Mail Code: GC-6)
New York, New York 10016

United Nations Development Program
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

United Nations Secretariat
Office of Personnel Services
Recruitment Programs Section
New York, NY 10017

World Bank, IFC and MIGA*
Recruitment Division
International Recruitment
1818 H Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20433
(202) 473-1000

* IFC-International Finance Corporation
MIGA-Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

AS OF: 09/27/2007

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