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Below, you can find information about current job postings, application instructions, evaluation information, displaced federal employees, and special hiring authorities. You can also apply to the Honors Paralegal Program through If you are interested in a legal career in antitrust, you can learn more about opportunities in the Bureau of Competition.

Seeking technology researchers, engineers, user experience researchers, content strategists, data scientists, product managers (part or full-time remote detail)

The Federal Trade Commission is looking for thoughtful and collaborative leaders to work on a variety of technology-related consumer protection and competition issues throughout the agency. Created in 1914, the FTC has a storied history of authority to shape markets to be more competitive and fair. The FTC’s mission is to protect consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices.

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Citizenship Requirements

To be considered for employment, you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen.

You may be required to sign a pre-employment affidavit declaring that you meet the above requirement.

How to Apply

To apply for a position at the FTC, including Honors Paralegal and internship positions, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the below job title or search to find vacancies at the FTC.
  2. Read the job posting in its entirety, including all requirements and qualifications.
  3. Follow all of the instructions to submit application materials. Make sure you include all required documents and address supplemental questions. If your application is incomplete, it will not be considered.
  4. You can check the status of your application at any time through the website by signing in and selecting “Application Status.”

If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us at 202-326-2021 or TDD: 202-326-3422 prior to the closing date. Please note that requests for extensions of time may not be granted.

The FTC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the agency contact listed on the job opportunity. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How Applications Are Evaluated

Applications and responses are evaluated through the category rating process. More information about category rating is available on OPM's website. We rate applications based on the extent, quality, and relevancy of your experience, education, and training. The applications are then divided into three categories: “Qualified”, “Well Qualified”, and “Best Qualified” based on the answers to the application questions.

Displaced Federal Employees

Displaced federal employees may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this priority consideration you must:

  • Be a displaced federal employee.
  • Submit a copy of documentation that confirms your priority consideration, such as a Reduction in Force (RIF) Separation Notice or a letter from OPM or your agency.
  • Submit a copy of your current performance appraisal along with your ICTAP proof of eligibility.
  • Receive a rating of “Best Qualified” as described above (How Applications Are Evaluated)

Special Hiring Authorities

Individuals with disabilities, veterans, students, and interns may be eligible for special hiring authorities. More information about Hiring Authorities is available through the OPM website.

Information for Schedule A Applicants

Schedule A is a noncompetitive hiring authority that allows federal agencies to forgo the typical application process and hire individuals with disabilities directly into the workforce. Learn more about Schedule A hiring at the FTC.

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