Employment at the Financial Management Service

Applicant Checklist

What is an Applicant Checklist?

Your application/resume must contain the information identified below (in addition to specific information requested in the vacancy announcement). This checklist is for your personal use to assist you in preparing your application package.

Job Information

  • Announcement number, the title and grade or grades of the job(s) for which you are applying

  • Identify the lowest pay or grade level you will accept

Personal Information

  • Full name, mailing address (with zip code), and day and evening phone numbers (with area codes)

  • Social security number

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Veteran's preference

  • Reinstatement eligibility (please attach an SF-50 showing your career-conditional or career status)

  • Highest federal civilian grade held (please include the job series and dates held)


  • High school attended (name, city, state, zip code if known, and date of diploma or GED)

  • Colleges and universities you attended (name, city, state, zip code (if known), majors, type and year of any degree received -- if no degree, please show total credits earned and indicate whether the credits represent semester or quarter hours)

  • Please send a copy of your college transcript if you are qualifying for the position based on your education

Work Experience

  • Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted

  • Starting and ending dates (month, day and year)

  • Number of hours per week

  • Salary

Other Qualifications

  • Job-related training courses (title and year)

  • Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed

  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments: For example publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards. (Give dates but do not send documents unless requested.)

Persons with Disabilities

  • Letter of eligibility from the appropriate State Department Rehabilitation Service. (This document is to be provided only if you are applying under a special appointing authority for individuals with disabilities.)INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

  • DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty

  • Standard Form 15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference

The Financial Management Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014