Can non-citizens work for EPA?
Federal agencies may only employ United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) in the competitive service. However, Federal agencies may request OPM approval to appoint a non-citizen, if no qualified U.S. citizens are available.
An agency may hire a qualified non-citizen into the Excepted Service (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Excepted_Service) or Senior Executive Service (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Senior_Executives), if it is permitted to do so by the annual Appropriations Act and the immigration law and the agency’s specific laws and internal policies.
- Additional information on the employment of non-citizens by the U.S. government: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Employment_of_Non-citizens#icc
You may also be interested in the following information:
- From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management:
- Must students be U.S. citizens at the time they are appointed?: http://www.opm.gov/faqs/QA.aspx?fid=de14aff4-4f77-4e17-afaa-fa109430fc7b&pid=58d92027-b718-429d-94d1-5f1e3dc6a52c
- From U.S. EPA:
- All other FAQs about careers and internships: http://publicaccess.supportportal.com/link/portal/23002/23012/ArticleFolder/2005/Jobs-and-Internships
Find an answer or submit a question online at the US Office of Personnel Management: http://www.opm.gov/faqs/SubmitQuestion.aspx
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