Submitting Your Application for Employment at VA
Once you have completed your application you will need to submit it to the "contact person" listed in the vacancy announcement. Before you seal the envelope, send the fax, or hit send on your e-mail, take a few moments to be sure that your application is complete. Read it over one last time, checking for spelling and grammatical errors. Make sure that you have included all requested information and documents (DD- 214 if you are claiming Veterans' preference; college transcripts if the job requires them).
For most jobs, you can submit your application package by postal mail, fax, or through e-mail. If you are using e-mail, you will need to submit any requested documents so that they can be matched up with your application. For example, if you need to send a transcript and you don't have a copy that can be attached to your e-mail, you will have to either fax or send via postal mail so that it can be attached to your application. If you are sending documents via postal mail separate from your application, make sure to indicate on the documents the vacancy announcement number, the position title, and the location of the position.
It will tell you in the vacancy announcement whether your application must be in by the closing date, postmarked date or received by date.