Disabilities Employment Program


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to recruiting and employing qualified people with all types of disabilities for suitable jobs.

On July 26, 2010, the President signed Executive Order 13548, which provides that the Federal Government, as the Nation’s largest employer, must become a model for employment of individuals with disabilities. The order directs Executive departments and agencies to improve their efforts to employ Federal workers with disabilities and targeted disabilities through increased recruitment, hiring, and retention of these individuals. As a federal employer, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has an obligation to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities.

If you meet any of the qualifying disabilities outlined in the Standard Form (SF) 256, you may be qualified for a non-competitive appointment to the federal government under the Schedule A Hiring Authority. You may email the Disability Employment Program Manager at DisabilityProgram@usaid.gov or call at 202-712-0812.

A section for individuals who qualify for Schedule A(u) hiring authority for individuals with disabilities has been added to our current Veterans Resume Database.

Since this is a shared database with Veterans, please answer the questions, as appropriate, and make sure to answer question #6: “Non-Veteran: I am not a veteran but have Schedule A Hiring Authority”. Please make sure to upload your resume and your Schedule A Letter into the database.

Connect with us at USAID Careers Facebook, Twitter (@USAID_Careers) and LinkedIn. USAID attends outreach events local to the Washington, DC area as well as nationally. See USAID Outreach Recruitment Calendar for specific event dates.

Last updated: December 16, 2014

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