has become a great tool for applicants to search for jobs, create a federal resumé, and apply for the position they want. Still, some applicants prefer submitting an application by mailing it in to an agency. However, unless the vacancy announcement stipulates that the agency will accept only paper applications, you should submit your application on USAJOBS.gov
. Otherwise, your application could get lost in the shuffle—or receipt of your application could be significantly delayed due to the fact that all snail mail is irradiated for security purposes.