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About CNCS


The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is an equal opportunity government agency with rewarding opportunities across the country.

The vast majority of these opportunities are volunteer (or “member”) positions made available through Senior Corps and AmeriCorps.

Employment opportunities at CNCS

As a federal agency, CNCS also offers employment at our Washington, DC, headquarters and at offices located across the country.

The following information applies to employment positions within the United States federal government and does not necessarily apply to the volunteer or member opportunities offered through the national service programs.

Current vacancies

To view current vacancies within CNCS, please visit our page on, the official job site of the United States Federal Government.

NOTE: These vacancies are posted using the USAStaffing automated recruitment system. To complete your application package, you will be asked to register in USAStaffings’ Application Manager, submit an up-to-date resume, and respond to job-related questions. Registration is quick and easy, and need only be done once. You may update your resume at any time and use it to apply to any CNCS announcement.

The CNCS Human Resource System

The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 provided CNCS with special statutory authority to establish alternatives to some of the government-wide personnel policies specified in Title 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.).  Specifically, CNCS was provided the flexibility to establish an “excepted service alternative personnel system” containing its own policies and procedures in the areas of selection, compensation and classification.

Many statutory provisions of Title 5 U.S.C. remain applicable to CNCS employees, including those covering equal opportunity, veterans’ preference, benefits, standards of conduct and citizenship. Also, when CNCS established its own human resources policies in 1995, some CNCS employees remained covered by the competitive service personnel system. All new employees since that time are in the excepted service under the CNCS system.

Employer of National Service

As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions.

National Service Timeline

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1960's - Our History Begins Here

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