IPA Talent Exchange Program: Application for Candidates

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Application Instructions - IPA Candidate

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact [email protected] to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

All applicants must click "Start Application" below and complete all fields on the ensuing pages in order to move forward with the rest of the application. 


Candidate information and Eligibility: Before you complete the primary application, please fill out some details about yourself, including your citizenship status, current employer, and willingness to serve 12-24 months as an IPA placement. Those who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, are not employed by an eligible organization (state or local government, Native American tribal government, institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, federally funded research & development institution, research institute, scientific society, or hospital), and are not willing to serve part- or full-time for 12-24 months are ineligible to participate in this program 


Current position: Throughout the IPA program, the Partnership will coordinate with your current employer as well as your potential future agency placement. Add information about your current work in this section.  


Career Experience: Upload and submit your current professional resume to highlight your work experience, including any certificates relevant to your field. Please also provide contact information for two professional references on this page. 

Essays. You will be asked to complete four (4) short essay questions that will help assess your candidacy to the program. These essay topics include your leadership experience, problem-solving capabilities, and interest in federal service.

Military service and demographic information. The Partnership for Public Service strives to present to the federal government a diverse pool of qualified program applicants, which includes broad representation of disciplinary areas, career stage, gender, race, age, ethnicity, physical ability, geographic location, and organizational affiliation. To help meet these goals, please answer the background questions in this section. This data is confidential and will not in any way influence selection outcomes. 

 


You will be able to review your application before final submission. Please remember to hit the “Submit” button at the very end of this application once your application is complete.  


At any point in this application, you may check the "Save and Resume" box (located at the top of every page) and follow those instructions to save your work and return later to complete it. You must use the same email address and password each time you return to your application.


We recommend writing your answers to short response questions (page 6) in a separate program and cutting and pasting into this application form when complete.


As you work on your application, we will not see or receive any interim updates until your application is complete and successfully submitted. 


Use the page numbers in the upper right to navigate between pages. We do not recommend using your browser's back or forward buttons. You can skip pages and move back and forth at will using the page numbers.


Do not rely on browser bookmarks or similar means to return to your application. Use the Save and resume feature instead.


If you need to update your personal contact info (page 2), you can do that anytime before submitting your application.

When your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an immediate on-screen confirmation as well as an email from [email protected]. Please remember to add this address as a safe sender in your spam filter.


If you close this application without clicking the "Save and Resume" box and following those instructions, you may have to start your application all over.


Click "Next Page" to begin your application.

Candidate Information

Personal Information






please enter only one (1) personal email address

Current Address





five digits only

Eligibility Requirement

Employer Verification
Applicants to the IPA Talent Exchange must be actively employed by one of the following types of eligible organizations (employed for at least 90 days prior to date of application submission)

If you answer "No" to this question, you are not eligible to participate in the program.

U.S. Citizenship
To be eligible for the IPA Talent Exchange, you must be a U.S. citizen or national (a resident of American Samoa and Swains Island).  

If you answer "No" to this question, you are not eligible to participate in the program.

Time Commitment
Your placement as an IPA will require you to work part- or full-time for between 12-24 months at a federal agency. Your work may require you to travel or temporarily relocate to the place of your agency. Your primary employer may work with the federal agency to cover transportation costs, but reimbursement is not guaranteed.  

If you answer "No" to this question, you are not eligible to participate in the program.

Current Position

Current Employer

Employer Address





five digits only
Current Role



This information will not be shared with application reviewers and will only be referenced during final placement status determination to assess cost sharing requirements.
Do not include $ or , in your response. Example entry format: 40035 
Supervisor Information



Career Experience

Resume
You must submit a resume to complete your application. Please attach your resume as a PDF file fewer than 2MB. Your resume should be no longer than three pages. 
Your resume should include the following:
  • Education
    • Institutions attended, years attended, degree(s) earned 
  • Professional Experience
    • Job title, employer, location, dates of employment, estimated hours per week and a brief description of relevant duties and accomplishments  
  • Other Relevant Experience
    • Name of relevant activity/organization, your role, estimated hours per week and a brief description of relevant duties and accomplishments 
  • Other Job Related Qualifications or Experiences
    • E.g., programming languages, skills, certifications, awards, scholarships, publications, special recognitions, leadership experience, volunteer work, etc.    


Resume must be .pdf, less than 2MB
References
Please list the contact information for two professional references who can speak to the caliber of your work and why you would be a strong candidate for consideration. 
Reference 1





Reference 2





Written Responses

Agency Preferences



Ctrl + click to select multiple preferred placement roles.

Short Essay Responses




Demographic Information

Demographic Information
Entering the information in this section is voluntary. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application and it will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with agencies. The information will be used only to help the Partnership for Public Service evaluate its recruiting and outreach efforts. 



Ctrl + click to select multiple races.
Section 508 Disability Status

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact [email protected] to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Click HERE to see an invitation to self-identify as an individual with a disability.


Military Service Information
Note -- The answers you provide and supporting documentation for the military service questions below WILL NOT be passed along to participating agencies in the IPA Talent Exchange Program. The information will be used only to help the Partnership for Public Service evaluate its recruiting and outreach efforts. 











Referral Information

i.e. Social Media, referral, job board, etc.