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There are many civilian job opportunities on Fort Detrick.  Industries with opportunities include but are not limited to construction, bioscience and retail.  Most employees who work at Fort Detrick are military, federal, or contract personnel.

The Department of the Army, a service department within the U.S. Department of Defense, recruits civilian employees for a variety of opportunities on Ft. Detrick.  Candidate eligibility will vary depending on the type of position and many jobs that are open to civilians may require security clearances.

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Specific information for individuals with disabilities:

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, federal agencies fill jobs two ways: competitively and non-competitively. Individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to apply for federal positions using both of those ways.

Positions that are filled competitively can be located on the USAJOBS website.

Positions that are filled non-competitively require eligibility under a Schedule A hiring authority. In order to receive a Schedule A, a person must have documentation from a licensed medical professional, vocation rehabilitation specialist (i.e. DORS), or any Federal or State agency that can provide a Schedule A appointment. After receiving this documentation, candidates should send a resume in addition to the Schedule A documentation to a the agency's Selective Placement Coordinator. This person assists the agency’s management in recruitment, hiring and accommodating individuals with disabilities.