HOW TO APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT
Vacancies for our positions are posted on the Office of Personnel Management's USA JOBS site. The qualifications and promotion potential for each position will be included in the announcement. Since the Boston Region covers an extensive geographic area, please specify your preference by State or general areas of interest.
SPECIAL HIRING OPPORTUNITIES:
There are four special hiring opportunities which may streamline the hiring of qualified individuals which we have outlined below. If you qualify for one of these programs, your application materials should be sent to:
|Social Security Administration
JFK Federal Building Room 2175
Boston, MA 02203
We can be reached by telephone at 617-565-9241, by fax at 617-565-1401, or by E-Mail. Please call or write us if you have any questions about applying for jobs with Social Security.
If you have bilingual ability, please specify this in your cover letter.
Since the Boston Region covers an extensive geographic area, please specify your preference by State and/or general areas of interest. For a complete listing of offices in the New England area:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:
People with disabilities may be considered for employment with the Social Security Administration through the competitive process or the Selective Placement Program. The Selective Placement Program is a special employment program that is designed to assist qualified individuals with disabilities to obtain employment consistent with their level of skills and abilities. If you meet the knowledge, skills and abilities requirements of the position for which you are considered, you may be offered a direct appointment by us without having to go through the normal competitive hiring procedures.
To qualify for this program, you must have a severe physical or mental disability and be certified by either a State Rehabilitation Agency or the Department of Veterans Affairs for Federal employment. The Social Security Administration will provide necessary, reasonable accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities may successfully perform the duties of the position for which hired.
You may send in a resume or an OF-612, Application for Federal Employment, and your certification for Federal employment from the State Rehabilitation Agency or the Department of Veterans Affairs..
VETERANS: There are two programs pertaining to the hiring of veterans.
The Veterans' Readjustment Appointments (VRA) is a special authority by which agencies can appoint an eligible veteran without competition to positions through the GS-11 level. You must meet the military service and basic qualification requirements for the position being filled. The military service requirements are as follows: A candidate must have served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days all or part of which occurred after August 4, 1964, (February 28, 1961, for those who served in Vietnam) AND received a discharge other than a dishonorable one.
You must send in a resume or an Application for Federal Employment, OF-612, and form DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility.
The second veterans program is for veterans who have a service-connected disability of 30 percent or more. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements for the position to which appointed. To apply for a position under this authority, you will need to provide a copy of a letter dated within the past 12 months from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense certifying receipt of compensation for a service-connected disability of 30 percent or more and a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. You may send the above documents and a resume or form OF-612, Application for Federal Employment.