I’m a career government employee — over 20 years of service spread over almost 30 years. (Obviously, there were breaks in service.) I started my career as a GS-4 supply clerk in Frankfurt, Germany, back when there were two Germanys, and worked in the Abrams building, going up and down the Paternosters. I’m now a GS-14 working in a job that has its good days and its bad days, just like any other job.
One thing I’ve always done through the years is apply for other Federal opportunities. Now, I want to share my experience in the government job market. I’m not here to slam OPM, others have done that pretty well. But I am going to share my frustrations, incredulity, skepticism, long-suffering, indignant feelings with you.
Gentle readers, join with me in reviewing the latest “Notice of Results” I received. Presented to you as it was sent to me, with some of the PII removed, line breaks exactly as it was received. I don’t know which agency this job is with, I don’t keep all the job announcements. I don’t know what my rating of “ILNR” means, I don’t know where to look it up. And I do know that there is no such word as “amoung,” at least not in my dictionary.
N O T I C E O F R E S U L T S
VHA CBO WFM HR OFFICE
CBO — WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
TOWNSITE PLAZA II
120 SE 6TH ST – SUITE 102
TOPEKA KS 66603
Date Issued: November 9, 2011
Social Security Number: XXX-XX-XXXX
Eligibility Expires: 11/07/2011
This is a record of your application for Federal Employment in the occupation shown above. This is not a job offer. This notice
provides information contained in your record as it appears in the files of the Servicing Office shown above. Your qualification and any
veteran preference claims are subject to verification.
Series – PositionTitle: 0343 – Supervisory Program Analyst
Vacancy ID: 534070
Announcement Number: OY534070KAA
Date of Availability: 10/24/2011
Full-time Employment: Yes
Veteran Preference: 0 Points – NV (not adjudicated)
You must meet all medical, suitability, and qualification requirements to be considered for a position.
Spec Code: Spec Title: Grade: Rating:
001 Supervisory Program Analyst 14 ILNR
Rating Code: Rating Message:
ILNR We have reviewed your application and found you qualified for this position. However, you were not
the most highly qualified candidates. Therefore, your name will not be referred to the selecting offical at
time. If we receive a request for additional candidates within the next 90 days, your application will
reviewed for possible referral.
PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL MESSAGE. IT IS AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED.
For additional information, please refer to the vacancy announcement for this position.