USAO hiring and Schedule A

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USAO hiring and Schedule A

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:39 am

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I’m curious about USAO hiring, specifically with regards to schedule A eligible applicants. All of the job posts have the same boilerplate language re: direct or preferential hiring for qualified applicants with disabilities. Do any current or former AUSAs on here familiar with hiring practices know how Schedule A works in practice in the AUSA context? I’m sure there is some variability from office to office, but any insight is appreciated.

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Re: USAO hiring and Schedule A

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:19 am

Two completely anecdotal (and thus mostly useless) reactions: 1) I'm an AUSA, and I've noticed a significantly higher than average proportion of people with visible disabilities when I go to national trainings and so on than in other professional contexts (obviously can't speak to invisible disabilities), which suggests to me some kind of preference/support in hiring. 2) I've never seen an AUSA get hired outside of an actual posted job opening, though. I don't know if there is any non-competitive hiring for AUSAs.



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