How to see your application and job status

  1. Sign into USAJOBS.
  2. Go to your Applications, located on your Home page—your active applications display automatically.
  3. Review your list of applications. Your applications are listed by the date they were last updated.
  4. The job status is highlighted on each job application.
  5. Click the + to see more application details.

You can also find and filter your applications.

What does each job status mean?

Each status tells you where the job is in the hiring process—whether a hiring agency is accepting applications, referring applications, hiring complete, or canceled.

Accepting Applications

This job announcement is open and accepting applications. You can apply now.

Reviewing Applications

The job announcement is closed, and the hiring agency is reviewing applications.

Hiring Complete

Hiring is completed and the position is filled.

Job Canceled

The job announcement has been withdrawn without anyone being hired. A job announcement can be canceled any time after the job is posted.

How do you track your application?

An application status is only available if you submit your resume through USAJOBS using the Apply button. We can’t track your application if you posted it directly to an agency’s website or through any other job application method outside of your USAJOBS profile (i.e. fax, email, mail, etc). You can access updates from the agency by using the Track Your Application link in your USAJOBS profile or contact the staffing point of contact on the job announcement.

Are there status delays for faxed documents?

Yes. If you fax a resume or any other documents, there may be a delay between when the documents are faxed and when they appear as received on an application. If you have questions about the status of your faxed documents, contact the hiring agency.

How long can you keep your applications?

We will permanently remove all applications (active and archived) 36 months after the closing date. You can print the announcements or export application information to excel if you wish to keep a record of them beyond the 36-month period.

How to find and filter applications

You can find and filter your active and archived job applications by status—this is the status the hiring agency reports to USAJOBS.

Filtering

  1. Choose either your Active or Archived application list.
  2. Click Find & filter applications.
  3. Select at least one of the status checkboxes. You can select more than one status at a time.
  4. Review your applications list—the applications will automatically filter based on your selection.

Finding

  1. Choose either your Active or Archived application list.
  2. Click Find & filter applications.
  3. Enter a job title, agency or job announcement number into the search field and click the search icon or press return.
  4. Review your applications list.

Have questions about the job status?

The hiring agency sends the status to USAJOBS. USAJOBS does not have any control over the status or lack of a status. You can access updates from the agency by using the Track Your Application link in your USAJOBS profile or contact the staffing point of contact on the job announcement.