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Avue Digital Services — Applying for a Job with the Forest Service
Quick Reference Guide on How to Apply for Jobs Online
These steps are to be used as an outline of the basic steps to follow
when applying for a job online. Specific instructions for performing these
steps are provided within this ADS Applicant Manual.
1. The Applicant creates an applicant profile in ADS
Access ADS at www.avuedigitalservices.com/usfs/applicant.html and clicks on the Forest Service shield to login.
Click on NEW USER. Enter all fields in the New User
Registration window. Indicate where you heard about this site by clicking
on one of the options.
Click on CREATE OR UPDATE MY PROFILE. Complete all
section (Personal Information, Applicant Information, Work History,
Eligibilities, References, Education Background, Additional Information,
and Attachments). Click on Save at the bottom of each screen.
Click on ATTACH RESUME AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS to attach supplemental documentation, such as college transcripts,
a resume, or a DD-214.
Return to the main menu by clicking on the icon in upper left corner
of the screen.
2. The Applicant applies for Jobs Online
From the main menu, click on APPLY FOR JOBS.
Jobs you are eligible to apply for will appear on your screen. If
you are interested in applying for more than one job listed, you may
click on those you wish to apply for and add them to your shopping
Click on the title of the job you wish to apply for. The vacancy
announcement will appear with a menu bar on the left side.
Click on APPLY NOW to apply.
- Each field in red or marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed
before you submit your application. You will see a series of statements
designed to evaluation your education and experience in relation to
the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position. Follow
the onscreen instructions, which will indicate whether you are to select
all statements that apply to you, or the one statement that best describes
your education or experience.
NOTE: For education, enter ONLY those hours that relate to the type
and level of education described. For example, if graduate education
is described, enter credit hours obtained in graduate courses.
You may save any edits you have made, exit ADS, and return later
to continue working on your application.
To print a copy of your application, click on THIS APPLICATION under the View and Print menu.
Click on SEND APPLICATION to submit your application.
You will be asked to certify that the information you are submitting
is true. Once you have certified your application, click on SAVE
You may RETURN TO APPLICATION or RETURN
TO VACANCIES to continue. Or you may exit by clicking on
the QUIT button in the lower right corner of the
3. Updating Your Applicant Profile
- To update your applicant profile, click on JOBS I HAVE APPLIED
FOR from the main menu. Click on UDPATE PROFILE.
Make any necessary edits to your profile. You must certify and resubmit
your updated profile for the changes to take effect.
4. Reviewing the Status of Jobs You Applied For
You will receive an email message from the Forest Service indicating
that your application was received.
From the main menu, click on JOBS I HAVE APPLIED FOR.
The jobs you have applied for will appear on the screen with the current
status of each.
5. Hard copy applications
- Applicants who cannot apply online via ADS should request the instructions
and form from the contact listed on the front page of the vacancy announcement
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