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Technical Law Enforcement career toolbox

Career Toolbox

Preparing Your Federal Resume

  • Full name, mailing address
  • Day and evening phone numbers
  • Country of citizenship (most Federal jobs requires U.S. citizenship)

  • High School
  • Date of diploma or GED
  • College or universities
  • Majors (Type and year of any degrees received. If no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours.) Send a copy of your college transcript only if the job opportunity announcement requests it.

  • To claim 5-point veterans’ preference, attach a copy of your DD-214, (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility.
  • To claim 10-point veterans’ preference, attach an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference, plus the proof required by that form.
  • Veterans’ preference is not a factor for Senior Executive Service jobs or when competition is limited to status candidates (current or former Federal career or career-conditional employees.)

  • Job - related training courses (title and year)
  • Job - related skills, for example, other languages, computer software, etc.
  • Job - related honors, awards and special accomplishments. For example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking and performance awards.

  • If requested, attach an SF-50 proof of your career or career-conditional status.
  • Highest Federal civilian grade held

  • Visit – click on create resume.
  • Once you have created a resume you can apply for Federal employment opportunities by clicking the search jobs tab.
  • Your profile (resume) is stored in their database, so you may update it as necessary.
  • You can choose to receive email notifications of new job postings. HRT/HCD October 2012

  • Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience. (Do not attach job descriptions).
    • Starting and ending dates (month and year)
    • Employer’s name and address
    • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal job)
    • Duties and accomplishments should be listed separately with each job title
    • Supervisor’s name and telephone number (indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted)
    • Hours per week and salary