OPM Database of Candidates with Disabilities

Because of our strong commitment to candidate quality and professionalism, Bender Consulting Services has been contracted to recruit, screen, and direct candidates with disabilities for consideration for federal employment in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Successful candidates will have their resumes placed in a database that is accessible by all federal agencies’ hiring managers and human resources personnel.

Applicants are screened for federal careers in the following areas:

  • Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Contract Specialist
  • Contact Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Specialist
  • IT Specialist
  • Miscellaneous Clerk
  • Secretary

Individuals who would like to apply for inclusion in the OPM Database of Candidates with Disabilities, should submit their resume online or email it to resume@benderconsult.com, and indicate an interest in federal careers in the subject line.

In order to ensure all applicants meet our customer requirements, we have created a thorough screening process based on skills, experience, and work ethics for a variety of job occupations and geographic areas. This process includes the steps below:

  • Complete application with Bender Consulting Services
  • Complete interviewing process with Bender Consulting Services
  • Provide a required Schedule A Letter
  • Provide 3-5 professional references

All applicants included in the OPM Database of Candidates with Disabilities must be a United States citizen and meet the eligibility requirements for Schedule A placement. Schedule A is a noncompetitive hiring authority used by agencies to promote the hiring of individuals with disabilities. You are eligible for a Schedule A appointment if you are a person with a severe physical, cognitive, or mental disability. Veterans with disabilities are considered eligible for Schedule A hiring authority if they have received a disability rating of 30% or more from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, the applicant must be able to obtain a Schedule A certification letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service, or a physician/medical professional. The letter must state that a person meets the criteria of a person with a severe physical, cognitive, or mental disability and is able to perform the essential duties of the position. Only signed letters written on letterhead stationary from one of the above named groups will be considered.

To determine if you are Schedule A eligible, please contact your State or Veterans Rehabilitation office or your doctor.