NOAA Conservation Corps Act Direct Hire Authority Informational Webinar

Dear EPP/MSI Alumni,

Have you graduated within the past two years OR will you be graduating in spring of 2024? You may be eligible for upcoming opportunities to join the NOAA workforce using the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps direct hire authority! 

You are invited to an informational webinar for eligible students and alumni on Wednesday, March 6 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET (registration link). A recording of the webinar will be sent to everyone who registers, regardless of attendance.

What you need to know

  • Starting this spring, NOAA will release multiple USAJobs intake announcements specifically for CCA DHA alumni to create a fiscal year (FY) 2024 resume database. Each announcement will be for a job series that meets NOAA hiring priorities. You will be able submit your materials for multiple announcements based on your interests and education. 

  • Your program will distribute these intake opportunities with detailed information on any specific requirements as they are made available. 

  • Hiring managers will be able to use the resume database to fill permanent positions located across the country during FY 2024. 

  • If you participated in the FY 2023 resume database, you must re-submit your materials to be part of the FY 2024 resume database. 


NOAA has determined that your participation in the EPP/MSI Cooperative Science Center Program may make you eligible to be hired under this authority if you: 

  1. Were enrolled as a student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program when you began your internship; 

  2. Successfully completed your internship; 

  3. Subsequently earned an undergraduate or graduate degree within the past two years. The degree may be the one you were pursuing during your internship or a later undergraduate or graduate degree; and

  4. Are a U.S. citizen.


To prepare for these opportunities, get ready to submit: 

  • federal-style resume

  • Transcripts verifying your degrees.

  • A copy of your certificate of successful completion of a CCA-eligible program, which is available from your program (

You can always find the most-up-to-date information for alumni at NOAA’s Conservation Service Corps Act Direct Hiring Authority web page. If you have any questions, please send them to: