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What does "All" mean with regard to Who May Apply?

When "All" is listed in the Who May Apply field of our Job Announcements page, it means one of two things: For Federal positions this typically means all U.S. citizens. For Trust announcements it means all individuals who have eligibility to work in the U.S., including non-U.S. citizens. Please see individual vacancy announcements for more specific information.

What does "Status Only" mean with regard to Who May Apply?

When "Status Only" is listed in the Who May Apply field of our Job Announcements page, there are three categories of applicants who are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants Eligible under a Special Hiring Authority - A person with non-competitive appointment eligibility.
  • Veterans - A veteran eligible for veterans' preference or separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous military service.
  • Please see individual vacancy announcements for more specific information.

What does "SI Only" mean with regard to Who May Apply?

When "SI Only" is listed in the Who May Apply field of our Job Announcements page, it means one of two things: For Federal positions it means current Smithsonian employees who are Status Eligible (see above), which includes current Federal and Trust employees. For Trust announcements it means all current Smithsonian employees, which includes Federal and Trust employees. Please see individual vacancy announcements for more specific information.

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