The U.S. Department of Education's Hiring Information Recruiting Enhancement System (EdHIRES) is a computerized employment application processing system, which electronically prescreens candidates and ranks them according to specified criteria. EdHIRES lets you search for available jobs in ED; create, edit, and archive your electronic resume; and apply for specific jobs online! EdHIRES also provides you with an opportunity to establish criteria to identify the type(s) of jobs you are interested in, and will then notify you with an e-mail message when that kind of job is open for application. EdHIRES is simple to use and is designed to meet your survey job search and application needs well into the new millennium!
How To Apply
It's easy to create, edit, and store your EdHIRES online resume to apply for jobs in ED. Just log on to EdHIRES and follow these directions:
Logging on to EdHIRES
After you log on to the EdHIRES system, select the "New Users" option, and then "Next." Fill in all the "User Information" and resume data fields. Next, fill in your e-mail notification preferences and select the "Next" button again. Continue filling out the online resume by responding to the remaining questions. After answering the last question, select "Continue." Your user information will be electronically stored and the system will assign you an ID number. (Store this number in a safe place! You may use either your ID number or your e-mail address and password to log on to the system in the future.) You can change your personal or demographic information at any time by logging on to EdHIRES and selecting the appropriate option. However, any changes you make will not be reflected on any of your applications for vacancies that have already closed.
If you are already registered and your personal and resume information is up to date, select the "Registered Users" section on the log on page and enter your EdHIRES ID (or e-mail address) and your password, select "Go to Jobs" and then the "Next." If you need to change your personal or demographic information simply select the appropriate option. Remember that any changes you make will not be reflected on any of your applications for vacancies that have already closed.
After you have logged on to the system, select the link for "U.S. Department of Education," and hit "Enter." The system will display a list of job openings; or if you prefer, you can select the link for the "Search Wizard." Once you have found a job that you are interested in, click on the vacancy announcement number to view the full vacancy announcement.
To apply for a particular vacancy, first carefully read and respond to the vacancy application questions, then select "Finished." EdHIRES will then ask you whether you want to receive a copy of the questions and your responses sent to your e-mail account. You may log on to the system and edit your responses to the application questions through the closing date of the announcement.
If you choose to receive e-mail notifications of vacancies as they open in EdHIRES, please be aware that this service is presented as a courtesy to our applicants. Although the e-mail notification system is very reliable, it is possible that an e-mail notification for a particular vacancy may not reach you due to technical problems related to sending e-mail across the Internet that are beyond our control. To ensure that you are aware of all the job advertisements please periodically review the vacancy listing that appears directly on the EdHIRES Web site.
Unsubscribe from EdHIRES by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject heading that reads UNSUBSCRIBE. In addition, if e-mail from our system is undeliverable due to an invalid or inoperable e-mail address, the U.S. Department of Education reserves the right to discontinue any future e-mail notifications to that address.
The best way to "log out" of EdHIRES is to simply close the window on your browser. This will prevent anyone else from using your EdHIRES account without your knowledge.
Your password is case-sensitive and must be a minimum of five characters long (you can use upper or lower case letters). For example, if you choose EMPLOYEE as your password, each time you enter your password you must type it using all capital letters.
Follow the following instructions if you forgot your password:
|1.||Go to the main log on screen and select "Forgot your password?"|
|3.||Enter the following:
|5.||If your request was successful||If it was not successful|
|You will see a screen telling you your request was successful, and that your password was changed to your zip code. Select "Return to your Log on" and log on using your new password.||You will see a screen telling you that errors were encountered. This screen only appears if the information you entered in Step 3 does not match the information in your account. Use the back button to correct your information, or, if still unsuccessful, contact email@example.com.|
Privacy Act Statement
Federal agencies rate applicants for federal jobs under the authority of sections 1104, 1302, 3301, 3304, 3320, 3361, 3393, and 3394 of Title 5 of the United States Code. We need the information requested in the online resume and in the associated vacancy announcements to evaluate your qualifications. Other laws require us to ask about citizenship, military service, etc.
We request your Social Security Number (SSN) under the authority of Executive Order 9397 in order to keep your records separate from others who may have the same name or even the same birth date. As allowed by law or presidential directive, we use your SSN to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who know you. Your SSN may also be used in studies and computer matching with other government files such as files on unpaid student loans.
If you do not give us your SSN or any other information requested we cannot process your application. In addition, incomplete addresses and ZIP Codes will slow processing.
We may give information from your records to: training facilities; organizations deciding claims for retirement, insurance, unemployment or health benefits; officials in litigation or administrative proceedings where the government is a party; law enforcement agencies concerning violations of law or regulation; federal agencies for statistical reports and studies; officials of labor organizations recognized by law in connection with representing employees; federal agencies or other sources requesting information for federal agencies in connection with hiring or retaining, security or suitability investigations, classifying jobs, contracting, or issuing licenses, grants, or other benefits; public and private organizations including news media that grant or publicize employee recognition and awards; and the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Archives, the Federal Acquisition Institute, and congressional offices in connection with their official functions.
We may also give information from your records to: prospective nonfederal employers concerning tenure of employment, civil service status, length of service, and date and nature of action for separation as shown on personnel action forms of specifically identified individuals; requesting organizations or individuals concerning the home address and other relevant information on those who might have contracted an illness or been exposed to a health hazard; authorized federal and nonfederal agencies for use in computer matching; spouses or dependent children asking whether the employee has changed from self-and-family to self-only health benefits enrollment; individuals working on a contract, service, grant, cooperative agreement or other job for the federal government; non-agency members of an agency's performance or other panel; and agency-appointed representatives of employees concerning information issued to the employee about fitness-for-duty or agency-filed disability retirement procedures.
In order to use EdHIRES you must use a Web browser that supports Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol with 40 bit encryption software. This prevents your personnel information from being read by others on the Internet while it is being transmitted between your Web browser and EdHIRES. In addition, browsers typically store pages displayed on your monitor to your hard disk. This can allow others to see your personal information if they have access to your machine. When you are operating in the SSL mode, this automatic caching can be turned off. You should verify that caching is turned off before using EdHIRES. All current versions of Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer support the minimum encryption settings required to use EdHIRES. Information for configuring either of these browsers to disable automatic caching is available here:
Netscape Navigator/Communicator Users
If you are using Netscape 4.x (version 4.0 or above) your browser is already configured to never cache encrypted pages to a disk. However, if you use Netscape 3.x, choose menu option "Options ---> Network Preferences". Make sure the checkbox for "Allow Persistent Caching of Pages Retrieved through SSL" is NOT checked.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x Users
Select the "Tools" menu item and then "Internet Options." Next, select the tab labeled "Advanced" and scroll down to the "Security" section. Make sure the box labeled "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" is checked.
Please direct any additional questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.