How to Apply for Schedule A Jobs
What kinds of jobs will SSA offer?
SSA is recruiting employees to work in field offices and teleservice centers where they will assist the public by phone and in person with a wide variety of program related activities such as filing claims, applying for new or replacement Social Security cards and other types of inquiries. SSA also is recruiting employees to work in Program Service Centers where they will process claims and to work in hearings offices in legal and paralegal positions.
Where are these jobs located?
All across the United States; for example, some are in the 1,300 local SSA field offices or SSA hearings offices, some in the 37 teleservice centers nationwide, some in SSA's 6 program service centers and some at SSA headquarters in the Baltimore area.
How will SSA recruit?
SSA will use a variety of avenues to recruit and hire people with disabilities. In particular, the Agency is reaching out to Ticket to Work* Ticket Holders who are trying to return to work, veterans with Disabilities through programs such as the Wounded Warrior transitional program, and students with disabilities. Many individuals with disabilities will qualify for consideration under a special placement authority called "Schedule A".
How can I tell if an individual is eligible for Schedule A?
A person is Schedule A eligible if s/he has documentation establishing both a disability and "job readiness."
Who can provide this documentation?
Proof of a disability can be provided by a licensed medical professional or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a US territory that issues or provides disability benefits. A recent benefit status letter is acceptable from a Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income disability beneficiary.
Proof of job readiness can also be provided by a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist working with a State Vocational Rehabilitation agency or an Employment Network under the Ticket to Work program.
If you are interested in being considered non-competitively under the Schedule A hiring authority:
Send your resume, proof of disability, and certification of job readiness along with a statement of your geographic area of job interest to the Selective Placement Coordinator (SPC) for the state of Alaska:
Social Security Administration
Benefits and Employment Services Team, Suite 2900, M/S 292B
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-7075
NOTE: Jobs that are filled competitively are advertised through USAJOBS. Each job advertisement contains instructions on how to apply.