Federal Jobs for People With Disabilities

Federal jobs can be advantageous for those with disabilities because they use schedule A non-competitive hiring process, which streamlines the application process. In some cases, the government reserves specific jobs exclusively for applicants with physical disabilities. The USA.gov job board is one of the best places to begin your search for a job in computer science. It allows you to specifically filter for jobs that accept applicants with disabilities and gives information and tips on applying through schedule A. It also has a directory that will get you in contact with a selective placement program coordinator (SPPC). These are professionals whose job is specifically focused on helping those with disabilities find federal employment, and can be an excellent resource in your job hunt.

This USA.gov page is a comprehensive hub for people with disabilities looking to break into any sector of the workforce. On it, you’ll find links to federal job listings, legal information on workplace harassment and discrimination, and organizations that help people with disabilities find jobs in the public sector. It also offers a number of great resources to anyone interested in continuing their education, with links to state education laws, nearby schools, and scholarships available to people with disabilities. While the USA.gov site isn’t unique to the technology industry, it’s a great place to start if you’re interested in learning more about protections for workers with disabilities, as well as the resources the government offers for employment and education assistance.

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach