Frequently Asked Questions
The Social Security Administration has many types of positions. Career opportunities range from facilities management and finance positions to public contact and legal positions. For more information, visit our Career Paths webpage.
We have Headquarters locations in Baltimore, Maryland and Falls Church, Virginia. Additionally, Social Security has over 1400 field offices across the country, 10 regional offices, and 7 program service centers nationwide. We also have offices in 19 Foreign Service posts located in U.S. Embassies worldwide.
Yes. U.S. Citizenship is required for regular employment in the U.S. federal government.
You can find all current job openings for SSA on USAJobs.
To apply for a job, there are four basic steps:
- Create an account on USAJobs
Enter your profile information and create a resume at USAJobs.gov.
Please note that you do not need to create a "My Account" to search for jobs, but you must create an account to apply for jobs online.
- Search jobs
Use basic search to enter in job and location keyword information from the USAJOBS home page or the advanced search function. Review the job opportunity announcements and note of those of interest. Carefully review the "Qualification and Evaluation" section to determine whether you will qualify for the position.
- Apply for jobs
Carefully follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section for each announcement. Submit any additional documentation to verify your qualifications such as transcripts, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, and/or Veterans' Form DD-214.
- Manage Your Career
Log into your account to obtain application status for positions for which you have applied. Contact the agency for specific follow-up questions or those related to the particular job. The agency contact information is listed on the right-hand side of the announcement.
The Social Security Administration has a broad range of internship opportunities for students. There are paid, unpaid, and credit-earning internships in almost every career field. Internships are available throughout the year during normal budget cycles. There are varying requirements and educational qualifications. For more information on specific types of internship programs, visit the Students & Recent Graduates webpage.
Yes! USAJobs has a search application available for your iPhone and Android. You can search and save job listings, receive updates on applications and job search agents and much more. Additionally, you can share what you find on USAJOBS on popular social networking sites or via email, all on your Smartphone or tablet. Visit USA.gov for more information.