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CDC Jobs Overseas for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Welcome home from your recent service with the Peace Corps. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), you have a unique advantage in the application process for federal jobs. When you leave the Peace Corps as an RPCV, you have a certification of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) for federal jobs. This means that a federal agency can hire you outside of a formal competitive announcement process for a vacant position. Please consider applying for positions (foreign and domestic) at CDC for which you meet the qualification standards. CDC regularly lists open positions with the Peace Corps Hotline.

Career-Conditional or Career Appointments for RPCV and Peace Corps Staff

CDC has the authority to non-competitively select returned Peace Corps volunteers who have proof of non-competitive eligibility reinstatement for permanent appointments.

Appointment must be made within 1 year after the RPCV completes the qualifying service. The agency may extend the period for 2 more years to a total of 3 years if the RPCV, after the qualifying service, is in the military service; is studying at a recognized institution of higher learning; or has been involved in another activity which, in the agency's view, warrants an extension.

This employment opportunity is also available for Peace Corps staff who has completed qualifying service with the Peace Corps and have documented non-competitive eligibility.

Types of Appointments

Appointments in the civil service include temporary, term, career-conditional and career. Permanent employment in the civil service is governed by the civil service employment system. To learn more, visit the Atlanta Human Resources Center (AHRC).

Next Steps

To find out more information about working at the CDC and to convey your status as a non-competitive applicant, attend an information or job fair held by CDC, Peace Corps, or the National Peace Corps Association. If your experience and credentials match the CDC need, you may be offered a position on site at these events

Visit the RPCV website often to learn more about job openings and information sessions held a few times each year at CDC in Atlanta. You can also look for upcoming CDC job fairs hosted at our multiple locations throughout the United States (e.g., Atlanta, Cincinnati, Washington, DC, etc.).

RPCVs may apply for any job listed at

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