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NOAA Hiring Process - This site is intended to help NOAA managers understand the NOAA hiring process and the important role hiring officials have in every phase. The information below lays out the essential steps of the hiring process after the hiring official has identified a need to fill a vacant position and has contacted the budget office of the Line Office (LO) or the Staff Office (SO) to confirm the availability of funds. For more information on NOAA Hiring, please see the Commerce Learning Center (CLC): https://doc.csod.com/.


Hiring Manager Guide to Classification

NOAA Classification Process Guide

Complete Hiring Guide
NOAA Hiring Guide Complete
(Complete Version; May 2018)

Sections of the Hiring Guide
Pre-Hiring Phase: What to Do Leading Up to Submitting a Recruitment Package
Phase One: Preparing the Job Opportunity Announcement
Phase Two: The Application Period
Phase Three: The Applicant Evaluation
Phase Four: The Candidate Selection
Security and Onboarding: What to Do After You've Selected a Candidate

Useful Resources
The Hiring Timeline Guide
Submitting a Recruitment Package in RADS
Understanding the Certificate of Eligibles (Certs)
The Certificate Timeline (Certs)
Negotiating Incentives
Entry on Duty and Onboarding
Key Points of Contact


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